Southern Polytechnic State University

Business Administration Department

 

Table I - Student Learning Results – Undergraduate – Bachelor of Business Administration

Performance Indicator

Definition

1.  Student Learning Results

 

Undergraduate

 

A.     Apply critical thinking to the research, analysis and resolution of business problems.

 

B.    Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams.

 

C.    Recognize and evaluate changes to diverse global business environment.

 

D.    Demonstrate effective communication skills.

 

E.     Recognize ethical, legal, and social considerations in business situations.

 

A student learning outcome is one that measures a specific competency attainment.

 

Examples of a direct assessment (evidence) of student learning attainment that might be used include:  capstone performance, third-party examination, faculty-designed examination, professional performance, licensure examination). 

 

To help students succeed, community colleges must both assess skills and remediate deficiencies before students take more than 25 percent of the credits in business programs.

 

Add these to the description of the measurement instrument in column two:

Formative – An assessment conducted during the student’s education.

Summative – An assessment conducted at the end of the student’s education.

Internal – An assessment instrument that was developed within the business unit.

External – An assessment instrument that was developed outside the business unit.

Comparative – Compare results between classes, between online and on ground classes, Between professors, between programs, between campuses, or compare to external results such as results from the U.S. Department of Education Research and Statistics, or results from a vendor providing comparable data.  

 

Analysis of Results

 

Performance Measure (Competency)

Description of Measurement Instrument

 

Areas of Success

Analysis and Action Taken

Results of Action Taken

Graph of Resulting Trends for 5 Years

A.     Apply critical thinking to the research, analysis and resolution of business problems.

 

Intermediate (80%)

 

 

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 4595 Business Strategy

CAPSTONE COURSE

 

Outcome=Met @ 87.5%

 

Achievement of average score of 80 or better on the specific portion of the following assessment:

 

MGNT 4595:

Homework Assignments and Research Papers including Case Study Analysis  

Average = 87.82/100

 

 

Development of real world business strategies.  Present business strategies in the form of a paper and presentation. Use current case studies. 

87.82%

AY2007-08 = 87.87%

AY2008-09 = 85.5%

AY2009-10 = 85.87%

AY2010-11 = 87.5%

AY2011-12 = 87.82%

 

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B.    Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams.

 

Intermediate (80%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 4595 Business Strategy

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome=Met @ 82.45%

 

Achievement of average scores of 80 or better on the specific portion of the following assessment:

 

MGNT 4595: Team participation evaluated through individual team assessment.  Rating team members from 1 to 5.  1=Poor 5=Excellent - Average = 82.96/100 

 

 

 

 

Continue with automated team assessments.

Continue detailed project assignments and use of milestones.

82.96%

AY2007-08 = 84.5%

AY2008-09 = 81.25%

AY2009-10 = 80.25%

AY2010-11 = 82.45%

AY2011-12 = 82.96%

 

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C.    Recognize and evaluate changes to the diverse global business environment.

 

Intermediate (80%)

 

 

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 4595 Business Strategy

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome=Met @ 83.75%

 

Achievement of average score of 80 or better on the specific portion of the following assessment:

 

MGNT 4595: In the skill application papers, students demonstrate knowledge and application of specific management skills and concepts.  Average score was 85.81%

 

 

Assess student presentations and papers to determine their ability to assess, recognize, and recommend changes to evolving business environment.

85.81%

AY2007-08 = 84.46%

AY2008-09 = 85.49%

AY2009-10 = 82.5%

AY2010-11 = 83.75%

AY2011-12 = 85.81%

 

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D.    Demonstrate effective communication skills.

 

Intermediate (80%)

 

 

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 4595 Business Strategy

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome=Met @ 85% 

Oral presentations, editing,  and citation of sources

 

MGNT 4595: In the skill application papers, students provided oral and written presentations with editing and citation of sources.

Average score on written portion and presentation was 81.53/100.

 

Establish benchmarks to determine written and oral adequacy.

81.53%

AY2007-08 = 82.77%

AY2008-09 = 85.62%

AY2009-10 = 83.4%

AY2010-11 = 85%

AY2011-12 = 81.53%

 

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E.     Recognize ethical, legal, and social considerations in business situations.

 

Intermediate (80%)

 

 

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 4595 Business Strategy

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome=Met @ 84.65%

 

MGNT 4595: Given ethical dilemmas in a business environment, research, discuss, and prepare a paper defining the social and economic implications, impact, and consequences.  

 

Average score was 87.88/100.

Better define what expectations are for student performance, communicate with them and clarify where to emphasize in courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

87.88%

AY2007-08 = 84.75%

AY2008-09 = 83.91%

AY2009-10 = 83.66%

AY2010-11 = 84.65%

AY2011-12 = 87.88%

 

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Southern Polytechnic State University

Business Administration Department

 

 

Table I - Student Learning Results – Graduate – Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Performance Indicator

Definition

1.  Student Learning Results

 

Graduate - MBA

 

A.   Apply critical thinking to the research, analysis, and resolution of complex business problems.

 

B.   Demonstrate an ability to lead.

 

C.   Manage in a dynamic environment.

 

D.   Demonstrate effective communication skills.

 

E.   Recognize ethical, legal, and social considerations in complex business situations.

 

 

A student learning outcome is one that measures a specific competency attainment.

 

Examples of a direct assessment (evidence) of student learning attainment that might be used include:  capstone performance, third-party examination, faculty-designed examination, professional performance, licensure examination). 

 

To help students succeed, community colleges must both assess skills and remediate deficiencies before students take more than 25 percent of the credits in business programs.

 

Add these to the description of the measurement instrument in column two:

Formative – An assessment conducted during the student’s education.

Summative – An assessment conducted at the end of the student’s education.

Internal – An assessment instrument that was developed within the business unit.

External – An assessment instrument that was developed outside the business unit.

Comparative – Compare results between classes, between online and on ground classes, Between professors, between programs, between campuses, or compare to external results such as results from the U.S. Department of Education Research and Statistics, or results from a vendor providing comparable data.  

 

Analysis of Results

 

Performance Measure (Competency)

Description of Measurement Instrument

 

Areas of Success

Analysis and Action Taken

Results of Action Taken

Graph of Resulting Trends for 5 Years

A.  Apply critical thinking to the research, analysis, and resolution of complex business problems.

 

     Advanced (85%)

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 6090 Strategic Management

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome= Met @ 86.3%

 

MGNT 6090: Research projects were analyzed and presented and discussed in class.

Respectively met the performance criterion   Group projects tend to have higher performance (Average of 85.53/100), but did not meet advanced targeted level of 90.

 

 

 

 

Evaluate student research papers to determine ability to assess complex business problems and define solutions.

85.53%

AY2007-08 = 83.96%

AY2008-09 = 90%

AY2009-10 = 86.03%

AY2010-11 = 86.3%

AY2011-12 = 85.53%

 

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B.    Demonstrate an ability to lead.

 

    Advanced (85%)

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 6090 Strategic Management

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome= Not met @ 84.43%, needs improving

 

MGNT 6090:  Students organized themselves to name their group business and schedule group meetings. Students prepared and presented strategic oriented cases.  Average peer rating for team members was 83.27/100.

 

Enhance student learning on coaching skills for teams (consider sequence of classes if feasible). Implement a team evaluation rubric to determine student participation to group projects. 

83.27%

AY2007-08 = 82.6%

AY2008-09 = 80%

AY2009-10 = 86.35%

AY2010-11 = 84.43%

AY2011-12 = 83.27%

 

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C.   Manage in a dynamic environment. 

 

       Advanced (85%)

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 6090 Strategic Management

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome=Met @ 87.2%

 

MGNT 6090: Student performance on the class project (paper and presentation) reflected upper level intermediate performance on this objective.  Class Average was 87.1%.

 

Evaluate presentations and papers to determine students’ understanding of economic, social, political, and global business environments.

 

87.1%

AY2007-08 = 85.02%

AY2008-09 = 91.5%

AY2009-10 = 99%

AY2010-11 = 87.2%

AY2011-12 = 87.1%

 

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D.    Demonstrate effective communication skills.

 

     Advanced (85%)

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 6090 Strategic Management

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome= Not Met @ 81.56%, needs improving

 

MGNT 6090: Graduate students tended to deliver well organized plans and presentations were prepared and professionally presented.  Each group made the necessary revisions thereby greatly enhancing the quality of the plan and presentation. The average grade was 82.43/100.

 

Develop rubrics for use with oral and written presentations.

 

Inform students of resources available (e.g., videotaping) for practice.

 

Initiate more in-depth instruction on citations including more examples and a self-test in

GaView/Vista.

 

82.43%

AY2007-08 = 85.32%

AY2008-09 = 92.7%

AY2009-10 = 91.45%

AY2010-11 = 81.56%

AY2011-12 = 82.43%

 

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E.    Recognize ethical, legal, and social considerations in complex business situations. 

 

    Advanced (85%)

 

Capstone and/or related courses, internal, formative/

summative

 

MGNT 6090 Strategic Management

CAPSTONE COURSE

Outcome= Met @ 86.34%, but hard to measure at this level. However, we have devised measurement tools to assess in future. Our pilot attempt overall average is 87.18% at this time.

 

MGNT 6090:  Ethical issues were discussed and were included in the final presentation.  Given an ethical dilemma, students wrote an essay evaluating the situation and articulating issues.  All students successfully completed the assignment. 

Assess a current activity which incorporates ethical issues.

 

Develop integrative ethical problem statements for student response.

87.18%

AY2007-08 = Not Available

AY2008-09 = Not Available

AY2009-10 = 86.65%

AY2010-11 = 86.34%

AY2009-10 = 87.18%

 

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