Unit: BBA
Program: BBA (Acc, Entr, Fin, Gen, Hum Res, Intl Bus, Mgt, MIS, Mkt)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 29, 2010 - 3:57:19 pm

1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.

1.  Communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations


1 Students will give an effective oral presentation [Assessed in BUS345]

2. Students will write an effective report [Assessed in BUS345]

2. Manage and use technology in a business setting


1.  Students will explain information technology usage across different business processes and functions. [Assessed in BUS311]

2.  Students will be able to evaluate the costs/benefits of applying technology in business. [Assessed in BUS311]

3.  Students will be able to identify IT/data security and integrity issues. [Assessed in BUS311]

4.  Students will be able to use IT to conduct quantitative data analysis [Assessed in BUS310]

3. Demonstrate an understanding of global business with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region


1. Students will describe the common principals that characterize global business.  [Assessed in BUS313]

2. Students will identify and describe various comparative national risks within the context of analysis of Asia-Pacific settings. [Assessed in BUS313]

3. Student demonstrates a knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region [Assessed in BUS313]

4.  Students will describe how national cultures influence business practices and relationships  [Assessed in BUS 345]

4. Identify and analyze ethical issues.


1. Identify different ethical frameworks that can be applied to business situations. [Assessed in BUS 315]

2. Apply ethical frameworks to a business situation. [Assessed in BUS 315]

3. Describe how culture influences ethical perspectives. [Assessed in BUS 315]

4.  Explain the boundaries and overlaps between ethics and law. [Assessed in BUS 315]

5. Discuss the consequences of ethical choices. [Assessed in BUS 315]

5. Effectively apply skills in a functional specialization

Objectives vary by major 

2) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=168&utm_source=Homepage&utm_medium=Homepage%2BPromo%20Links&utm_campaign=Undergraduate%2BPrograms
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

3) Below is the link to your program's curriculum map (if submitted in 2009). If it has changed or if we do not have your program's curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2010:

4) The percentage of courses in 2009 that had course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is indicated below. Please update as needed.


5) State the assessment question(s) and/or goals of the assessment activity. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

All MBA Program goals, objectives, traits were reviewed. Question was whether BBA students were meeting the goals of the BBA Program

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.

Faculty members conducted assessment based on class assignments and tests. Each faculty member teaching a course in which assessment is conducted assessed at least 20% of students in those classes to determine if they exceeded, met or did not meet the goals, objectives and traits. Specific assignments varied by faculty member. 

7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

9) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated.
If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

Eleven faculty members conducted assessment in BBA classes. Five Assessment committee members reviewed the results. 

10) Summarize the actual results.

Results showed the large majority of students meeting or exceeding all goals. The assessment committee held and open meeting of all faculty conducting assessment. Following discussion, the committee concluded that there was not a need to modifiy either the rubrics or the methodology. If reviewing the curriculum map, the committee noted that one of the goals, having to do with ethics, was to be assessed in a course that is not required of all BBA students. Both the instruction and assessment were shifted to a core BBA course.  

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

The committee recommended that ethics be taught in a required course, rather than only in an elective course. The Shidler College Faculty approved this change Spring 2010. 

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

13) Other important information: