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 Criminal Justice is to provide a high quality graduate online business education that challenges students through curriculum and collaborative interaction to plan, develop, and lead public and governmental agencies. 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 nonprofits with managers who are able to 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 of Business seeks to contribute to the business community through professional involvement and applied intellectual contributions.
The student learning outcomes for the MBA with a concentration in Criminal Justice 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. Develop and implement management strategies that are effective in non-profit, public, and governmental agencies incorporating social and criminology theories.
The table below shows the estimated Employment Wage Statistics for individuals in Tennessee employed as Non-Profit Managers in 2016.
RATE TYPE / STATISTICAL TYPE
Annual wage or salary
Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, LMI
Employment of managers is projected to grow 6.2% annually from 2014 to 2024. (Source: Jobs4TN.gov)