Assessment of Student Learning



Management Discipline




Unit Mission/Goal(s)

Please state your unit’s mission/goal(s):

The mission of the management discipline is to develop in students the breadth of technical, analytical and conceptual skills needed by future managers. In addition, the discipline instills an appreciation for the social and economic complexities in which businesses operate.

Please describe how your unit mission/goal(s) relate to the institutional mission

A liberal arts setting is a valuable context for the management major. It supports and integrates the institutional curricular goals of written and oral communication, critical thinking, an appreciation for alternative paradigm, and computing skills. It offers opportunities for students to shape their own education by doing independent studies in areas of particular interest, and to be involved in research activities. Students also have the opportunity of completing internships, thereby gaining meaningful practical experiences. These activities contribute to UMM’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

 

Student Learning Objectives/Expected Outcomes

Learning Objective 1.

Management students will understand and use a variety of techniques to manage financial, human, and material resources.

Expected Outcome 1.

Management students will demonstrate their ability to gather, analyze, and interpret economic, financial, market, and production data essential to the operation of a profit or non-profit organization .

Learning Objective 2.

Management students will be able to critically conceptualize business problems and to develop appropriate strategies for problem solving.

Expected Outcome 2.

Management students should be able to recognize and describe various business problems in areas of marketing, human resources, labor, and finance. They should be able to develop an appropriate approach to solving various problems.

Learning Objective 3.

Management students will understand and use a variety of quantitative analysis techniques appropriate for business.

Expected Outcome 3.

Management students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of calculus, statistics, and other quantitative tools necessary to solve real-world problems.

Learning Objective 4.

Management students will develop collaborative skills.

Expected Outcome 4.

Management students will participate in team or group activities to establish respectful relationships and to develop productive and cooperative approaches to problem solving.

Learning Objective 5.

Management students will be competent in written and oral communication.

Expected Outcome 5.

Students will demonstrate their ability to clearly and concisely present information in both written and oral form.

Learning Objective 6.

Management students will develop competence in computer skills.

Expected Outcome 6.

Students will demonstrate their ability to use computing methods.

Learning Objective 7.

Management students will be prepared for professional careers in business, public service, or for graduate studies.

Expected Outcome 7.

Students will have sufficient training and/or experience such that they will be offered employment or admitted to graduate schools.

Learning Objective 8.

Management students will be able to make correlations among the subfields of management (finance, human resources, marketing) and other liberal arts disciplines.

Expected Outcome 8

Students will have an interdisciplinary view of management and its role in society.




Assessment Methods & Tools

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1.

Course examinations, case studies, written and oral assignments

Outcome 1

Starting Date for the Implementation

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2.

Course examinations, case studies, research papers, course projects and presentations

Outcome 2

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

 

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3.

Successful completion of statistics and calculus courses with a grade of "C" or better, course examinations, projects, and case studies

Outcome 3

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 4.

Completion and presentation of group projects

Outcome 4

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 5.

Successful completion of a public speech course, research papers, written projects or assignments, oral classroom presentations

Outcome 5

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 6.

Successful completion of a computer course, use of spreadsheets and statistical programs in problem solving, and word processing in research papers and written assignments

Outcome 6

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 7.

University surveys of graduates, acceptance rates to graduate schools, employment rates of graduates

Outcome 7

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 8.

Successful completion of courses outside the major, directed studies, internships, and research projects

Outcome 8

Starting Date for the Implementation:

Anticipated Date for the First Results: