Student Learning Outcomes
In support of the South College mission statement, the mission of the School of Business and Technology for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Accounting is to provide a high quality graduate online business education that challenges students through curriculum and collaborative interaction to apply financial and managerial accounting practices to effectively convey information to company stakeholders. The program’s curriculum focuses on student learning and development of skills that prepare them for the demands of the global business environment. The MBA program is designed to provide organizations and non-profits with managers who can analyze and identify business problems and opportunities critically. This includes being able to communicate information to influence an organization, integrate decision making across all business functions, and develop effective strategies while understanding the importance of ethical decision making. The School seeks to contribute to the business community through professional involvement and applied intellectual contributions.
This program is consistent with the mission and goals of the School of Business and Technology. The mission of the South College School of Business and Technology is to prepare students to become successful professionals capable of functioning in a diverse, dynamic, global economy. The programs offered emphasize teaching excellence and a learning environment that contributes to student development. The School seeks to contribute to the business community through professional involvement and applied intellectual contributions.
The South College School of Business and Technology is committed to providing students with practical programs of study and stimulating classroom experiences that lead to the development of business and analytical skills necessary for graduates to succeed in today’s ever-changing business environment.
Goal I: Effective use of current business technology.
Goal II: Effective oral and written communication skills.
Goal III: Effective collection and analyses of information for use in decision making.
Goal IV: Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
The student learning outcomes for the MBA with a concentration in Accounting are as follows:
1. Analyze and evaluate appropriate business strategies, practices, and theories that inform and guide organizations to ensure sustainability.
2. Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product or service by integrating marketing concepts, strategies, research, and distribution principles.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting in order to ensure alignment with organizational goals and strategies.
4. Devise a capital budgeting strategy based on the principles capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, corporate financing, and asset valuation.
5. Devise planning and control activities to effectively produce and deliver goods and services.
6. Summarize emerging trends in management and leadership theories through research of academic literature.
7. Create business reports that effectively communicate business strategies, practices, and goals using emerging technology and management theories.
8. Design a solution to a business dilemma, incorporating management practices and theories with principles of marketing, economics, accounting, operations management, and finance.
9. Apply accounting practices to communicate financial and managerial information to stakeholders effectively.