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Internal/External Assessment Results

The Student Outcomes of the MBA PROGRAM are derived from the Graduate Learning Outcomes which are based on the College Goals and Guiding Strategies that follow the Mission of the College. They were developed through an iterative process that started with a face-to-face meeting with the Graduate Dean and the MBA steering committee. Discussion was continued via email correspondence and subsequent meetings. Each steering committee member was expected to make sure that each outcome reflected any requirements of his or her particular field. Consequently, each steering committee member was expected to review and consider any related professional organizational standards.

In the 2011/2012 fiscal year, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program went through a program review which lead to the reorganization of the program. Since this time as part of the three (3) year cycle, Outcomes 3 was assessed in the 2014-2015. Outcome 4 was assessed in 2015-2016 and Outcome 5 was assessed in 2013-2014 and 2016-2017.


Internal/External Assessment Results: Master of Business (MBA)

Internal Assessment Results:

Learning Goal 3: Demonstrate research skills and methods to gather, document, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information/Learning Outcome 3.1: Demonstrate research skills and methods to gather, document, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information.

Results: Students are showing, in some cases, the ability to use APA very well and continue to show the ability to integrate their scholarly reading and research with their individual circumstances in order to develop mature leadership perspectives. Some students continue to struggle with APA format, in-text citations, and correct use of scholarly resources. Developing these important skills are essential. More emphasis needs to be put on this area. We need to incorporate, as stated above, the information in the rubric which will help the student see the value of proper APA use and development of the paper. This would be part of the point system.

Outcome 3: Attachments:
2013-14 MBA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results

Learning Goal 4: Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form/Learning Outcome 4.1: Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form

Results: Based on the results the students follow a designed plan to complete an analysis that is based on building three concepts to reach the designed outcome. The results were very good and exceptional. The students were able to analyze the data and report accurately on what had occurred in the organization. There is normally a high enough level of accuracy in this process to have a good outcome but it is not usually at the 100% level.

Outcome 4: Attachments:
2014-15 MBA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results

Learning Goal 5: Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form/Learning Outcome 5.1: Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form

Results: Students are showing an ability to integrate their scholarly reading and research with their individual circumstances in order to develop mature leadership perspectives. Students continue to struggle with APA format, in-text citations, and correct use of scholarly resources. Faculty need to reinforce the need for good writing mechanics by including the requirement in the rubric.  Having this requirement in the syllabus does not seem to be sufficient.

Outcome 5 Attachments:
2013-14 MBA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results
2015-16 MBA Program Data Retreat Assessment Results

External Peregrine Assessment Results 

Business Administration students took the Peregrine exam, which we use as an external benchmark to compare our students' performance to other related schools. Analysis of the results follows.

Performance on the Common Professional Component (CPC) topics shows that our students in the first college courses (Inbound courses) scores were below the standard. However, by the time of the final course work (Outbound courses) the students performed within the average range (40 to 60) either slightly below, matching and even exceeding each of the standards for each topic.

Peregrine Test Results Attachment:

2014-15 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program
2015-16 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program
2016-17 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program
2017-18 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program
2018-19 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program
2019-20 Peregrine Results and Graphics MBA Program