Accreditation & Assurance of Learning and Assessment
The Breech School of Business is accredited by two associations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, (AACSB) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, (ACBSP), and is one of only six business schools nationwide to hold this honor. The accreditation process is one of continuous improvement with a focus on quality, rigor, and relevance of the academic programs. Specialized Accreditation is a peer reviewed process which must be earned, and continuously maintained.
In 2010, Drury University and the Breech School earned accreditation from the AACSB earning an honor that only 5% of the world’s business programs hold. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest accreditation association for business schools and administers the standards that indicate an accredited school’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
In 1988, Drury University and the Breech School joined with other Business Schools as a founding member of the ACBSP. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has a history of commitment to excellence in teaching and fits with Breech’s longstanding dedication to the highest quality of teaching excellence. The Breech School of Business was in the first class of ACBSP accredited institutions, and has continuously maintained such accreditation since that time.
Preparing ethical leaders for the global business community.
To accomplish The Mission, our goals (objectives) are to instill the ability in our students to:
- Think critically while embracing change in a dynamic global environment.
- Demonstrate professional competency in their field.
- Value diversity, lifelong learning, professionalism, and social responsibility.
These goals (objectives) will be achieved for students through diverse educational experience with individual faculty who:
- Develop innovative curricula, pedagogies and programs to challenge and mentor students.
- Engage in relevant scholarship with an emphasis on pedagogical and applied research.
- Engage in professional and community activities.
- Integrate professional business education with the liberal arts.
Adopted by the Breech School of Business August 3, 2007 (Revised April 2, 2014)
Ethics. Our graduates will recognize the ethical aspects of business situations, and develop their understanding of how to respond ethically and to promote ethical business practices.
Global Perspectives. Our graduates will exhibit intercultural competence in a global business environment.
Communication. Our graduates will clearly and effectively present their ideas in both written and oral communication.
Analytical Skills and Business Judgment. Our graduates will analyze business problems using appropriate theories and techniques, and use sound business judgment.
Professionalism. Our graduates will understand the importance of professionalism in business practice, and will conduct themselves as business professionals.
- Learning Goals
- Assessment Rotation Schedule
- Career Center and Development Annual Report
- ACBSP Quality Assurance Report
The Breech School has an established protocol for its assessment of student learning goals for the BBA and MBA programs which captures our focus on continuous improvement. The annual process is designed to ensure we are meeting all university, school and accreditation requirements. At the same time we engage the Breech faculty in a continuing review of the learning outcomes expected in our programs, a review of the courses and curriculum supporting each program, and finally a review of achieved results. Such a process sustains our commitment to assessment and assurance of learning.
The specific program learning goals and objectives were developed by the Breech faculty consistent with the Breech School Mission: "Preparing ethical leaders for the global business community." For the BBA program, the learning goals include Ethics, Global Perspectives, Communication, Analytical Skills and Business Judgment, and Professionalism. For the MBA program, the learning goals include Integrated Thought, Intercultural Competence, Leadership and Strategic Thought, and Teamwork and Communication. These goals, along with the Breech School Mission, are constantly reviewed to ensure currency and alignment.
Assessment activities are coordinated by the Breech Assurance of Learning & Assessment (AOL&A) Committee. The AOL&A committee is chaired by a Breech faculty and supported by five additional Breech faculty members, the MBA program director and the Breech director. The AOL&A committee is responsible for the continuous review of program learning goals, tools, measuring rubrics and data collection.
Learning Goals for the BBA Program:
- Ethics Learning Goal Rubric
- Global Perspectives Learning Goal Rubric
- Communication Learning Goal Rubric
- Analytical Skills and Business Judgment Learning Goal Rubric
- Professionalism Learning Goal Rubric
Learning Goals for the MBA Program: