Assurance of Learning Goals and Rubrics

For a comprehensive look at the CSB programs' learning goals, assessment instruments and review plans, see the following documents:

Undergraduate Assessment Instruments | Graduate Assessment Instruments

Detailed descriptions of the learning goals for undergraduates and each CSB graduate program follow.

Undergraduate Learning Goals

  1. Our students will be able to integrate discipline-specific knowledge across functional areas and utilize leadership and team skills to accomplish group tasks.
  2. Our students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills through problem identification, analysis and synthesis of data, evaluation of alternatives and defense of a solution.
  3. Our students will be able to conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation, demonstrated with the effective use of technology.
  4. Our students will understand the importance of social responsibility, diversity, ethics and legal issues.
  5. Our students will demonstrate an understanding of global business practices that embraces the opportunities of multicultural, diverse environments, as they relate to local, national and global operations.

Undergraduate Learning Goals - B.A. in Economics

  1. Our students will understand key economic principles and models.
  2. Our students will be able to analyze and interpret quantitative data.
  3. Our students will be able to conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation, demonstrated with the effective use of technology.

Graduate Degree Learning Goals

IMBA Learning Goals

Learning outcomes of core modules of semester one are the same for each partner institution. The common core module outlines are the same and are agreed by the course management team (a team of faculty members across all countries teaching a course). Any modification may be done only with the agreement and approval of the course management team.

On completion of semester one, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze the global implications of multi-national decisions and demonstrate a critical awareness of complex, incomplete or contradictory information.
  2. Synthesize information relating to global business management issues, events and cases.
  3. Evaluate conceptual outcomes and practical approaches to complex situations within organizational context where affected by global issues.
  4. Apply problem solving techniques with autonomy, judgment and originality.
  5. Demonstrate critical evaluation of perspectives of leadership, clarify tasks, demonstrate commitment, negotiate and delegate in groups where the members have different cultural and educational backgrounds.
  6. Work and lead in a way that respects the cultural diversity of multinational and multi-language groups.
  7. Manage information related to business management in a global context and act autonomously.
  8. Solve problems and communicate original solutions at a professional level (both written and spoken) in matters related to business management in a global context.
  9. Operate in the complex and unpredictable context, as the global economy and exercise initiative and personal responsibility at professional level.
  10. Be precise and effective in applying procedures, models and techniques.
  11. Identify the key success factors for the management of international projects and apply these principles to the analysis of a complex business situation.

MBA Learning Goals

  1. Our graduates will understand the importance of ethics, corporate social responsibility and the need to reflect that understanding in their actions and decisions.
  2. Our graduates will have the leadership and team-building skills necessary to lead organizations in a dynamic environment, i.e. can act as change agents.
  3. Our graduates will have the necessary oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with their stakeholders.
  4. Our graduates will be able to apply knowledge in unfamiliar and dynamic circumstances through a conceptual understanding of relevant disciplines.
  5. Our graduates will have the capacity to adapt and innovate to solve problems, to cope with unforeseen events, and to manage in unpredictable environments.
  6. Our graduates will demonstrate an understanding of global business practices that embrace the opportunities of multicultural, diverse environments, as they relate to local, national and global operations.

MSA Learning Goals

MSA learning goals seek to provide the advanced level of skills, knowledge and perspectives necessary for the contemporary accounting professional to succeed in a globally competitive business environment.

  1. Our graduates will have the skills necessary for critical thinking, professional research and continuous learning.
  2. Our graduates will demonstrate a global perspective of business and accounting practices.
  3. Our graduates will have leadership and team building skills.
  4. Our graduates will recognize the importance of social responsibility and making ethical business decisions.
  5. Our graduates will have effective communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

MS CSIS Learning Goals

UNCW MS CSIS graduates will demonstrate skills in the following categories.

  1. Graduates will be able to formulate and solve problems using advanced mathematics and numerical methods, and computer information systems-based techniques.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of ethics and professionalism, and understand contemporary issues such as green computing, data security, privacy and compliance with regulations.
  3. Graduates will be able to complete analysis and design of business processes employing the latest information technology techniques, including the unified process model.
  4. Graduates will be able to apply science and business principles to analyze and interpret data, using analytic and computer-based techniques.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate effective communication through written and oral presentations.
  6. Graduates will be exposed to a variety of advanced technology communications tools, such as Web conferencing, wikis, social networking software.