Program Goals & Outcomes
Through the School of Management's commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring, it will develop students who:
Think critically and creatively
Lead others to do the same.
The below set of Intended Educational Outcomes apply to the MBA degree program. These outcomes directly support the strategic vision and Institutional goals of the university, and in turn, the institution's Mission Statement.
- Extended Knowledge Base
- Ability to Foster Diversity and Multicultural Perspective in Business
- Critical Thinking and Well-Developed Analytical and Decision Making Skills
- Refined Management Leadership Skills
- Ability to Drive and Foster Change and Innovation
- Honed Sense of Ethical Standards, Law, and Lives of Service
- Highly Effective Communication Skills
- Advanced Use of Information Technology
Assessment: Concordia University has embarked upon a university-wide assessment program. This program is ongoing and is expected to be functioning and accessible in late 2010 early 2011. In conjunction with this university-wide effort, the School of Management continues to vigorously refine and revise the SOM outcomes assessment program, the comprehensive tools for tracking assessment results, as well as the impending implementation of student portfolios. Our assessment programs include direct student feedback, end of course student evaluations, formal classroom evaluations, Alumni surveys, periodic advisory board input, and the administration of the ETS Field Test (www.ets.com) as an exit examination for all our graduate and undergraduate business students.
Assessment Utilization: The School of Management utilizes assessment data gathered through its various direct and indirect sources to assist in determining curriculum and course content and structure. For example, the ETS Field Test scores are continually reviewed for any consistently low scores. Where patterns emerge, curriculum and courses are adjusted to strengthen that area. Routine quick snapshot evaluations, done at the end of a course, are extremely valuable in timely sensing areas for improvement or validating curriculum. Use of outside industry speakers and partner faculty provide additional bases for comparison and fresh ideas â€“ it is not unusual for new areas to be explored through such contacts.
Further information regarding SOM assessment is available through the Office of the Dean, School of Management - contact: David Albrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org (503-493-6321).