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MBA Student Learning Outcomes

“The curriculum will help me be successful in both areas of my career, whether it is acquiring the necessary skills to run a small business or helping me stand out at a large corporation.”
- Rebecca Stebbins '99, G'17

Graduates enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are expected to demonstrate achievement in all areas of the program. Specifically, graduates in the program are expected to be able to: 

  • Articulate an understanding of concepts and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation as applied to corporate, nonprofit, and small business organization
  • Explain the key managerial, functional, operational, and technical aspects of organizational processes, and using entrepreneurial thinking and innovative practices, demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems in those areas
  • Design, conduct, summarize, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative research results for the purpose of identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to organizational strategy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of communication theory and demonstrate a proficiency in written communication, as well as interpersonal and group/team behavior