Learning Goals and Objectives

Undergraduate and Professional MBA Programs

Goal 1: To live, work and serve in teams.

  • Objective 1.1: Demonstrate the value of teams.
  • Objective 1.2: Demonstrate an understanding of key team behaviors.
  • Objective 1.3: Demonstrate an understanding of motivations of team members.
  • Objective 1.4: Understand the potential challenges of group decision-making.

Goal 2: To live, work and serve in a globally diverse world.

  • Objective 2.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the various types of diversity.
  • Objective 2.2: Demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences that affect organizations and business.

Goal 3: To create a "capstone" experience for students of the SSBM through the discipline of Strategic Management. More specifically students will:

  • Objective 3.1: develop knowledge of Strategic Management (the formulations, implementation, evaluation and control of strategic plans)
  • Objective 3.2: comprehend the language of strategic management in organizations
  • Objective 3.3: analyze organizational situations and apply their understanding of strategic management and their functional area skills to solving the strategic problems of organizations
  • Objective 3.4: integrate and apply their understanding of the functional areas of business to Strategic Management
  • Objective 3.5: develop recommendations that address the unique strategic issues of organizations.

Executive and Fellows Programs

Goal 1: Leadership/Teamwork

  • Objective 1.1: Develop executives with the capability to lead in a diverse and changing world. This means enhancing the ability of executives to develop a vision for what needs to be done, to understand the underlying internal and external forces in the situation, and to initiate ethical actions to make things better.
  • Objective 1.2: Develop executives with the capability to lead teams as well as be effective team members and who can work and communicate effectively with diverse team members to identify and solve problems and make responsible recommendations.

Goal 2: Integrated Knowledge of Business in a Global Environment

  • Objective 2.1: Develop executives with the capability to construct and implement strategic, integrative, and innovative approaches to business decisions in the creation of value in their organizations relevant to an increasingly global environment.
  • Objective 2.2: Develop executives with the capability of integrating knowledge of core business functions and applying in complex, ambiguous and unfamiliar management situations.

Goal 3: Reflection, Analysis, decision-making and technology

  • Objective 3.1: Develop executives with the capability to examine and integrate work/life experiences with course and program concepts to develop a set of lessons learned. These lessons learned are then used to generate action implications to improve work/life situations.
  • Objective 3.2: Develop executives with the capability to analyze uncertain, complex management situations using information (as appropriate), the application of qualitative and quantitative solutions, and the integration of technology to improve decision-making and increase competitive advantage.