The W. A. Franke College of Business2021-2022

Business Administration

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The accelerated MBA program is focused on students with a core business education seeking graduate studies in management theory and practice and those seeking accounting certification. Our primary goal is to prepare students to make valuable contributions to their chosen profession and their communities. Our secondary goal is to provide high-quality, business-related training, education, consulting, and information to the Arizona community.

In pursuit of these goals we commit to the following:

  • foster a sense of community and promote diversity among our students, staff, faculty, and alumni,
  • offer a rigorous, current, AACSB-accredited curriculum,
  • integrate advanced technologies into the curriculum,
  • support and encourage our faculty in their creative and personalized delivery of our curriculum and their counseling of our students,
  • maintain and nurture an ongoing faculty commitment to a broad array of intellectual contributions that includes pedagogical research, contributions to practice, and discipline-based scholarship. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Strategic Integrative Thinking:  MBAs should apply integrative frameworks reflecting appropriate functional knowledge to identify issues and problems, generate alternatives, and develop logical solutions for complex business situations.  Solutions should be supported by relevant analysis and decision model selection. 
Ethics and Social Responsibility:  MBAs can demonstrate the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and be able to recognize and evaluate alternative courses of actions. 
Global Applications:   MBAs are able to analyze complex global economic and business issues, understand available and feasible choices for global business decisions, and generate feasible recommendations for firms operating in global business environments.
Professional Self-Management Skills:  MBAs should display professional demeanor through confidence, courtesy, appearance and a proactive approach to work and career.  They should build effective working relationships and pursue opportunities for self-improvement by developing networking and feedback resources. 
Communication:  MBAs can communicate effectively in written and oral formats for a variety of purposes, situations and audiences.  Additionally, students can communicate effectively as both individuals and as part of a group presentation. 
Leadership:   MBAs will demonstrate the ability to lead classmates in the performance of team-based coursework.  The MBAs will influence their peers by using a values-based approach as opposed to a command-and-control style of influence.

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