Walsh College

Walsh College Core Competencies

Core Competency Student Learning Outcomes

With input from the business community, the faculty of Walsh College have identified and defined four Core Competencies that all students are expected to master upon graduation.

Communicate - Oral

Development of skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively in a business environment.

Undergraduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to: 

  • Identify information appropriate to the purpose and audience.
  • Choose delivery techniques appropriate to the purpose and audience.
  • Demonstrate effective delivery techniques in a variety of settings.
  • Provide proper citations for source materials.
  • Construct effective visual aids.

Graduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Research content appropriate to the purpose and audience.
  • Incorporate a variety of delivery techniques.
  • Adapt the tone and style to communicate to a variety of organizational levels.
  • Deliver content in a professional manner.
  • Provide proper attribution for source materials.

Communicate - Written

Development of skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively in a business environment.

Undergraduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Organize ideas logically.
  • Select tone, word choice, and style of communication appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Structure sentences and paragraphs using correct language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Provide proper references for source materials.
  • Produce clear and concise documents.

Graduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Frame the topic effectively.
  • Utilize credible and appropriate sources.
  • Provide proper attribution for source materials.
  • Synthesize the content into a coherent narrative.
  • Demonstrate competent writing mechanics.

Problem Solve

Development of skills enabling graduates to solve business-related problems.

Undergraduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Identify a problem in an organizational context.
  • Define the problem.
  • Summarize potential problem solutions.
  • Recommend a solution.
  • Propose methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the recommended solution.

Graduate student learning outcomes

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Recognize a problem in a complex organizational context.
  • Deconstruct the symptoms and underlying causal conditions.
  • Design effective solutions to address the root cause.
  • Recommend a solution.
  • Evaluate the relative effectiveness and implications of the recommended solution.

Master a Business Discipline

Development of skills enabling graduates to master key concepts and models within their selected business discipline.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcct)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a technical competency in financial accounting, taxation, auditing, governmental accounting, and not-for-profit accounting.
  • Evaluate financial transactions of individuals, corporations, and nonprofit entities and formulate recommendations for courses of actions.
  • Apply accounting concepts and methods to interpret financial statements, evaluate financial positions, and performance of organizations.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Processes (BBA-ACP)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate data related to financial accounting and managerial accounting concepts.
  • Evaluate financial and managerial transactions of individuals and corporations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business to include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA-FIN)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Apply finance concepts and techniques to make effective decisions.
  • Analyze financial data.
  • Prepare an appropriate presentation of the financial data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business to include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts.

Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business (BBA-GB)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic business theory in a business setting.
  • Integrate concepts from other business disciplines such as finance, human resources, and communication skills with management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business to include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (BBA-MGT)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic management theory in a business setting.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Integrate concepts from other business disciplines such as finance, human resources, and communication skills with management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business to include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (BBA-MKT)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Explain the implications of general marketing theories.
  • Evaluate marketing decisions and recommend a course of action.
  • Integrate concepts from other business disciplines such as finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business to include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts.

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology (BSIT)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Employ technology knowledge and skills to solving business problems.
  • Apply critical, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve technology goals
  • Examine the use of technology as an integrated component of business goals and strategies
  • Exhibit an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Demonstrate an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a technology based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Exhibit an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Display an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Be engaged in the computing profession and utilize professional skills to make a positive impact on society.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Assess an organizations competitive position in the business global environment.
  • Apply strategic management principles to different cases.
  • Analyze key organizational functions and evaluate their integration.
  • Evaluate decision making processes of an organization.

Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Identify and address complex situations in accounting-related areas.  
  • Interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to improve business processes.
  • Analyze business activities and make recommendations for a plan of action.

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate personal and corporate finance theories.
  • Acquire, analyze, and assess financial data.
  • Prepare an appropriate presentation of financial data.

Master of Science in Information Leadership Technology (MSITL)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Employ information and information technology for strategic advantage.
  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals
  • Balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of information technology
  • Lead at the enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding resources, people, processes, and technologies to organizational performance and information assurance
  • Commit to lifelong development of self and others as reflective learners
  • Communicate at the strategic level demonstrating command of the topic, logical organization, compelling argument, and excellence in English grammar and syntax.

Master of Science in Information Leadership (MSIT)

Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate external and internal factors in organizations
  • Assess organizational capabilities for success in a global environment
  • Analyze and develop management strategy, structure, and organizational values
  • Develop organizational capacity to address trends and challenges in the external world
  • Integrate organizational functions and resources to achieve organizational goals
  • Identify organization leadership attributes using socially responsible ethical practices
  • Develop commitment, system-thinking, and leadership skills for pro-active complex management decision-making

Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze marketing initiatives appropriate for a given industry
  • Analyze marketing data and propose marketing strategies
  • Explain and critique the role of the brand manager
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Explain how marketing works with other business disciplines (specifically accounting, finance and information technology)

Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

Upon graduation from Walsh College, students will be able to:

  • Research questions of tax law competently.
  • Convey research results in a competent and professional manner.
  • Have a technical knowledge of federal tax law.