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Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

1. Communication: to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to,

  • Describe the communication process and explain how non-verbal behavior and listening affect communication.
  • Analyze and synthesize information by clearly writing solution or recommendations to a business challenge that are logical and are appropriately justified.
  • Apply the skills of critical analysis in the strategic management context, including identifying the strategic problems of a firm, generating and evaluating alternative courses of action, articulating and defending recommendations, and planning implementation.

2. Critical Thinking: to solve problems using the applicable analytical and quantitative techniques. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify relevant issues, generate and compare alternatives, and develop a sound solution.

3. Globalization: to understand the interconnections of the global economy. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to,

  • Understand the interconnectedness of the global economy.
  • Understand the impact of global economy decision- making discuss international economics, both international trade and finance, from the perspectives of theory, policy, institutions

4. Information Technology: to use technology effectively to solve problems and communicate their solutions. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Create and use Excel spreadsheets to analyze data and create graphs
  • Organize data, create relational databases, and query data using Access software
  • Use computer and basic software, e.g., MS Suite, Windows
  • In a case setting, propose and justify IT solutions

5. Ethics: to identify and evaluate ethical issues in the business world, and address solution alternatives in their context. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to,

  • Understand that ethics is tied to cultural norms and religious beliefs and also understand the laws and regulations that affect business.
  • Analyze social responsibility and ethical decision-making situations.
  • Apply ethical frameworks in making business decisions.

6. Functional Knowledge: to demonstrate competency in the business-related content areas, including accountancy, economics, finance, law, management, information systems, marketing, statistics, operations management, globalization, and ethics.


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research, and case law in criminal justice administration.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking and skeptical inquiry in their analysis of problems and potential solutions related to criminal justice administration.

3. Understand and assess the role of diversity and multicultural perspectives in the policies, practices, and culture of criminal justice administration.

4. Present well-organized and well-­supported arguments in both written and oral formats.

5. Evaluate and practice ethical decision-­making in criminal justice administration.

6. Identify, access, utilize, and evaluate various forms of information


Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

1. Demonstrate effective leadership, communication, and collaboration skills in public management

2. Evaluate the environment and operation of public administration in the policy making process

3. Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in public policy making

4. Demonstrate comprehension of public service ethics

5. Integrate current information technologies to examine public administration or policy issues

6. Explain diversity in public administration and apply this knowledge in a multicultural and global environment


Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies

1. Display Critical Thinking Skills through the application of ideas to real world concepts, as well as theoretical and practical problems related to an occupation.

2. Demonstrate understanding of occupational leadership skills in exams, in course papers, through group discussions, and in final project.

3. Exhibit Writing Skills that enable them to organize and explain ideas and solve problems using conventions of academic and professional writing

4. Design a professional development plan for a future career which may include changes in careers or objectives.

5. Demonstrate integration of technical, management, and liberal arts knowledge and skills in the current work settings.


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The NASPAA five universal required competencies are defined as follows:

1. To lead and manage in public governance:

a. Examine the theory and practice of the discipline of public administration;

b. Assess the role of environmental context in leading and managing public organizations (including political, legal, economic and social factors);

c. Develop competencies and skills to effectively and ethically lead and manage in public organizations; and

d. Evaluate different reform strategies aimed at effective management in the public sector.

2. To participate in and contribute to the public policy process

a. Explain the public policy processes;

b. Evaluate the roles of pubic administrators in the public policy processes;

c. Integrate theoretical and applied knowledge in public policy analysis and/or program evaluation; and

d. Use data to conduct public policy analysis and/or program evaluation, and provide recommendations to policy makers and public managers.

3. To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions

a. Utilize critical thinking to construct and deconstruct arguments;

b. Synthesize applied social science research;

c. Conduct applied social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative analytical tools to assess the validity of research hypotheses and generate meaning and understanding; and

d. Integrate information to facilitate recommendations, decision making, and problem solving for administrative and policy processes.

 4. To articulate and apply a public service perspective:

a. Apply the normative frameworks to make ethical decisions in the public sector;

b. Practice democratic values that contribute to effective public service and responsible citizenship;

c. Value and demonstrate commitment to social equity and justice; and

d. Demonstrate professionalism and respect for citizens.

5. To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry:

a. Examine multicultural and global work environments;

b. Utilize various communication and information technology tools and strategies (e.g., written reports, PowerPoint, Excel, SPSS, emails, and internet) to manage public organizations;

c. Collaborate with stakeholders of diverse age, cultural, educational, professional backgrounds, and interests to reach consensus; and

d. Analyze workforce-related issues and policies and articulate appropriate courses of action.