Unit: MBA
Program: Business Administration (MBA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Mon Oct 12, 2009 - 4:14:49 pm

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

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) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL:
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) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

No map submitted.

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

All MBA goals were assessed during Spring 2009

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

The proportion of students who met, exceeded, and did not meet expectations with regard to goals/objectives and traits. 

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Course material which varied by course and faculty member completing the assessment. Evidence included tests, papers, exams presentations, projects

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

Faculty members evaluated the evidence based on rubrics previously established. 

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

At least one piece of evidence for each trait for at least 20% of the students in courses in which assessment was conducted. The number of traits per goal is as follows:

Goal 1 - 6 traits

Goal 2 - 13 traits

Goal 3 - 7 traits

Goal 4 - 4 traits

Goal 5 - 5 traits 

10) Summarize the Actual Results

At least 95% of students whose work was assessed met or exceeded expectations, except for the following:

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

Objective MBA 1.1 Students align functional action plans with organizational strategic intents and vision 

Trait MBA 1.1a Articulate organizational direction - 20% did not meet expectations

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

Objective MBA 5.2 Students will be able to evaluate the feasibility of applying information technology in


Trait MBA 5.2c Apply concepts of change management for the insertion of information technology - 12% did not meet expectations

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

Department chairs received results. The decision was made to review results again after 3 semesters of evidence had been gathered.

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

Conclusions will be made after 2 more semester of assessment

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

None, until 2 more semesters of data is available

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

More faculty involvement - an assessment committee has been formed to review all outcomes and make recommendations

15) Other Important Information


16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.