Unit: MBA
Program: Business Administration (MBA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Oct 04, 2011 - 1:49:48 pm

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the functional areas of business.


1. Students align functional action plans with organizational strategic intents and vision. [Assessed in BUS 632]

2.  Students will design complementary functional action plans, organizational structure, and functional control systems with measures [Assessed in BUS 632]

3.  Students will be able to conduct quantitative analysis of data. [Assessed in BUS 621]

2.  Communicate effectively orally and in writing


1. Students will speak effectively Assessed in [BUS 696]

2.  Students will write an effective report [Assessed in BUS 632]

3. Understand and apply management skills to the Asia-Pacific business environment


1.  Students will describe the economics that characterize global business [Assessed in BUS 627]

2.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region [Assessed in BUS 627]

3.  Students will describe how national cultures influence business practices and relationships [Assessed in BUS 627]

4. Identify and analyze complex ethical and legal issues.


1. Students will be able to analyze ethical issues to a business situation [Assessed in BUS628]

2. Understand the boundaries and overlaps between ethics and law [Assessed in BUS628]

5. Demonstrate understanding of the impacts of information technology on business


1. Students will explain information technology usage across different business processes and functions [Assessed in BUS 630]

2.  Students will be able to evaluate the feasibility of applying information technology in business [Assessed in BUS 630]

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=196
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:
Other: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=196

3) Below is the link(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

No map submitted.

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

All assessment goals were assessed. None was specifically targeted. The college will be developing a more targeted approach during the 2011-12 academic year.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

Faculty completed assessment of student learning goals, based on a variety of tools, including presentations, written reports, tests, quizzes and other assignments.

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

Five faculty members gathered evidence from 76 students in the fall. Three faculty members collected evidence from 34 students in the spring. There may be some overlap as students' work may have been assessed in more than one class.

8) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

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)

9) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

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)

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.

Assessment indicated that well over 95% of stduents assessed had met or exceeded goals. 

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

The results are not particularly useful, given the large number of traits/objectives assessed under each of the goals, along with the fact that virtually all students were assessed as having met or exceeded the goals. The college curriculum committe and faculty senate will be revisiting assessment methodology during the 2011-2012 academic year. 

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.

The primary conclusion, supported by the results of the college's AACSB accreditation visit is that we need to simplify the way in which we are conducting assessment, and focus on one or two goals at a time. As noted, the college curriculum committe and faculty senate will be revisiting assessment methodology during the 2011-2012 academic year.

13) Other important information.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.