Program Learning Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

As guided by our mission and identity statements, the program learning goals (PLGs) and student learning outcomes (SLOs) below are written to reflect our beliefs about the attributes of business leaders who exemplify the Jesuit ideals.  

Creighton-formed business leaders will:

PLG 1. Exhibit knowledge essential for business practice.
SLO 1A. Demonstrate essential knowledge in each functional business area.

PLG 2. Communicate professionally.
SLO 2A.Write a professional quality document.
SLO 2B. Demonstrate verbal fluency.

PLG 3. Think critically to aid decision-making.
SLO 3A. Analyze a business situation and propose a course of action.
SLO 3B. Use a software tool to analyze quantitative data and interpret the results.

PLG 4. Commit to action that demonstrates care for others.
SLO 4A. Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action.
SLO 4B. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to work effectively with others regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
SLO 4C. Engage in co-curricular experiences aimed at promoting justice for the poor and marginalized.

PLG 5. Exhibit personal habits consistent with leadership formation.
SLO 5A. Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities.
SLO 5B. Demonstrate professional behavior in academic settings.

Learning Goals and Objectives for:

BSBA Accounting majors

Learning Goal 1 – Professional Values and Attitudes:  Graduates of the Creighton Accounting Program should possess an understanding of the accounting profession, what it stands for, what it means to become an accounting professional and participate in and contribute toward the advancement of the ideals of the accounting profession.  Specific Student Learning Outcomes are as follows.  Students will:

Student Learning Outcome 1A:  have knowledge of a) the societal role the accounting profession fulfills in assuring the integrity of financial and other information and b) the regulatory environment in which the accounting profession operates.

Student Learning Outcome 1B:  Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental values of the profession including transparency, skepticism, objectivity, accountability, independence, and reliability.

Student Learning Outcome 1C:  Demonstrate knowledge of a) professional ethics codes of conduct that govern accounting practice and b) common conflicts that arise under codes of professional ethics.

Learning Goal 2 - Professional Knowledge:  Graduates of the Creighton Accounting Program should possess a breadth of accounting knowledge essential for the beginning of a successful career in the field of accounting.

Student Learning Outcome 2A:   Demonstrate knowledge of financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, information systems, and taxation.

Learning Goal 3 – Professional Skills:  Graduates of the Creighton Accounting Program should possess broad accounting problem-solving skills.  Student Learning Outcomes to reach this goal are as follows.  Students will be able to: 

Student Learning Outcome 3A:  Demonstrate facility with information technology that supports business processes and decision making.

Student Learning Outcome 3B:   Demonstrate the ability to a) apply research, problem-solving, integrative, and critical thinking skills to an accounting situation and b) effectively prepare a communication of a desired solution.

Learning Goal 4 – Personal Growth and Jesuit Values:  Graduates of the Creighton Accounting Program should possess an understanding of how their personal and professional activities can enrich and renew society.  Students will:

Student Learning Outcome 4A:  a)  participate in an uncompensated activity in which they apply their technical and professional skills to provide services to low income citizens of the local community, and b) reflect on the importance of service in the Jesuit tradition as part of lifelong personal growth and development.

 

 

 

 

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Creighton-formed business leaders will:

PLG 1.                      Exhibit disciplinary knowledge and behavior essential for business leadership (U1, U5).
SLO 1A.                   Apply advanced business concepts to make intelligent decisions in a business situation (U1).
SLO 1B.                   Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities (U5).
SLO 1C.                   Articulate a personal leadership philosophy based on personal values and individual strengths (U1, U5).
SLO 1D.                   Demonstrate effective leadership skills in a team environment (U1).

PLG 2.                      Think critically to aid decision-making (U2).
SLO 2A.                   Analyze the strategic elements of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary business situation and propose a course of action (U2).
SLO 2B.                   Utilize software to analyze quantitative data and interpret the results (U2).

PLG 3.                      Communicate professionally (U4).
SLO 3A.                   Write a professional quality document for a business audience (U4).
SLO 3B.                   Demonstrate verbal fluency in a business context (U4).

PLG 4.                      Commit to action that demonstrates care for others (U3, U6).
SLO 4A.                   Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action (U3).
SLO 4B.                   Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to effectively lead others regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, and sexual orientation (U6).

 

Master of Business Intelligence & Analytics (BIA)

Program Mission: to prepare students for leading roles in business intelligence and analytics.  

Creighton-formed business leaders will:

PLG 1.                      Exhibit disciplinary knowledge in Business Intelligence and Analytics (U1)
SLO 1A.                   Apply the principles of information analysis and interpretation. (U1)
SLO 1B.                   Apply the principles of database design, administration and implementation. (U1)
SLO 1C.                   Critique the role of information and analytics in supporting business processes and functions. (U1)

PLG 2.                      Think critically to aid decision-making. (U2)
SLO 2A.                   Apply problem-solving skills in diagnosing and addressing business challenges. (U2)

PLG 3.                      Communicate professionally. (U4)
SLO 3A.                   Effectively communicate analytical conclusions in written and visual formats. (U4)
SLO 3B.                   Articulate assumptions, analyses and interpretations of data in an oral format. (U4)                                   

PLG 4.                      Commit to action that demonstrates care for others. (U3, U6)
SLO 4A.                   Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action. (U3) [MBA 776]
SLO 4B.                   Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to work effectively with others on diverse project teams. (U6)
 

PLG 5.                      Exhibit personal habits consistent with leadership formation. (U5)
SLO 5A.                   Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities. (U5) [MBA 776]

 

Masters in Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA)

PLG 1.     Exhibit disciplinary knowledge and behavior essential in investment management and financial analysis. (U1)
SLO 1A.   Demonstrate essential knowledge in each functional area. (722, 724, 730, 732, 734, 736, 738) (Assessed in 740 via exam). (U1)
SLO 1B.   Apply valuation models to estimate the value of financial assets. (722, 734, 736) Assessed in 734. (U1)
SLO 1C    Demonstrate technological skills used in the investment management process. Assessed in 732. (U1)

PLG 2.     Think critically to aid decision-making. (U2)
SLO 2A.   Formulate and evaluate an appropriate portfolio for an investor. (739, 740). Assessed in 740. (U2)
SLO 2B.   Interpret and synthesize data used in investment analysis. (730, 734). Assessed in 730. (U2)

PLG 3.     Commit to action that demonstrates care for others. (U3, U4, U6)
SLO 3A   Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action. (720) (U3)
SLO 3B    Communicate respectfully and effectively. (720, 734). Assessed in 734. (U4)
SLO 3C   Demonstrate an ability to work effectively and in solidarity across the distinctions of human diversity. (MIM 720) (U6)

PLG 4.     Exhibit personal habits consistent with personal formation. (U5)
SLO 4A    Demonstrate deliberative reflection for lifelong personal and professional formation. (720 (U5)

Master in Finance (MFIN)

PLG 1. Exhibit disciplinary knowledge and behavior essential in financial management. (U1)
SLO 1A. Apply advanced business concepts to make intelligent decisions in a business situation (MBA 775) (U1).
SLO 1B. Demonstrate essential knowledge in each functional area. (MIM 722, MIM 724, MIM 730, MIM 732 or MBA 741 or MBA 742, & 734) (Assessed senior exit exam). (U1)
SLO 1C. Apply valuation models to estimate the value of financial assets. (722, 734, 736) Assessed in 734. (U1)

PLG 2. Think critically to aid decision-making. (U2)
SLO 2A. Analyze the strategic elements of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary business situation and propose a course of action (MBA 775) (U2).
SLO 2B. Interpret and synthesize data used in investment analysis. Assessed in 730. (U2)

PLG 3. Commit to action that demonstrates care for others. (U3, U6)
SLO 3A Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action. (MIM 720 or MBA 776) (U3, U6)
SLO 3B Communicate respectfully and effectively. (MIM 734) (U4)
SLO 3C Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to effectively lead others regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. (MBA 776) (U6)

PLG 4 Exhibit personal habits consistent with personal formation. (U5)
SLO 4A Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities. (MBA 776) (U5)