Recognition & Rankings - Undergraduate Assurances of Learning
In line with the MBS mission and the AACSB handbook, we have revised our learning goals to significantly expand the scope of the Assurance of Learning process. Each goal is carefully crafted to introduce, reinforce, and assess student knowledge, skill, and character. Each of the six goals, corresponding objectives, and rubrics are derived from various sources of input (academic literature, community leaders, surveys, faculty). One goal requires management specific knowledge, and five others require general knowledge (problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, ethics, and multiculturalism). The goals and corresponding objectives can be viewed by clicking the bolded goal below. A complete assessment for academic year 2009/2010 can be found by clicking the link Sixth Year Maintenance of Accreditation Review.
The goals have been carefully woven into the core curriculum at three levels: introduction, reinforcement, and assessment. The details of such can be viewed by clicking Curriculum Crosswalk.
Further, the Maine Business School has created a 12-semester assessment plan, which clearly articulates the schedule of assessment over the next 6 years. This can be viewed by clicking 12-Semester Plan.
- Problem Solving: Students will be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills, supported by appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- General Business Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate a mastery of basic business theory, principles, and knowledge in core business disciplines.
- Business Communication: Students will prepare and present effective business communications, both written and oral.
- Teamwork: Students will understand the fundamental concepts of teamwork and demonstrate the ability to work in teams.
- Ethics (currently under construction): Students will recognize ethical components of business problems/decisions, appreciate alternate ethical viewpoints, and apply individual and organizational frameworks to resolve dilemmas.
- Multicultural (currently under construction): Students will know and understand the multicultural and international issues that impact business and operations in a global society.