The Breech School of Business Administration has a strong heritage of teaching excellence and of a strong focus on learning outcomes. The School's formal assessment program was launched in 1993, and Breech faculty and students have been involved in a continuous process of learning assessment and improvement since that time.
Today the Breech Assurance of Learning & Assessment (AOL&A) Committee coordinates the School's assessment program. This Committee is composed of six Breech faculty members, the MBA program director, and the Breech director. The AOL&A Committee reviews learning goals and objectives, rubrics (measures), and assessment data. The Committee also coordinates the review of assessment data and the development of action plans for learning improvements.
Individuals or committees working in isolation cannot sustain a strong assessment program. Continuous improvements in learning require the full engagement of faculty and students. The Breech assessment program was founded on the principle of faculty and student engagement, and we have recently redoubled our commitment to this fundamental principle. The AOL&A Committee is working to open new channels of assessment communication, improve our working measures and protocols, and strengthen an already established culture of assessment and assurance of learning.
Mission and Learning Goals
All learning and assessment in the Breech School is guided by our Mission: "Preparing ethical leaders for the global business community."
Based upon our Mission, we have developed Learning Goals & Objectives for each of our programs.
Learning Goals for the BBA Program include the following:
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 the 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 for the MBA Program include the following:
Integrated Thought: Our graduates will be able to address business-related issues with reference to multiple disciplines and approaches.
Intercultural Competence: Our graduates will be able to work in cultural contexts outside of the US, with particular attention to culturally-bound informational, interpersonal and analytical dimensions.
Leadership and Strategic Thought: Our graduates will both be able to substantiate their understanding of leadership in theory, as well as improve their leadership skills in practice.
Teamwork and Communication: Our graduates will be able to coordinate efforts as members of a team in the pursuit of a common purpose or goal.
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