Walsh

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Introduction

With input from the business community, the faculty of Walsh College have identified and defined four Institutional Learning Outcomes that all students are expected to master upon graduation. Students are expected to master these competencies – Written Communication, Oral Communication, Problem-solving, and Mastery of a Business Discipline – according to their level of educational attainment, Undergraduate or Graduate.

Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

Communicate – Written
  • 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
Communicate – Oral
  • 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
Problem Solve
  • 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

Master a Business Discipline – Undergraduate Programs

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

Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) Program Core

  • Analyze and evaluate data related to financial and managerial accounting concepts.
  • Assess the financial and managerial transactions of organizations.
  • Demonstrate a technical competency in financial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing.
  • Integrate accounting concepts and methods to interpret the financial statements and the performance of organizations.
  • Evaluate an accountant's role regarding ethics and professional responsibilities.
CPA Concentration
  • Demonstrate a technical competency in financial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing for governmental, not-for-profit, and combined organizations.
  • Assess the financial transactions of governmental, not-for-profit, and combined organizations.
  • Locate and analyze accounting information for internal controls, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to improve business processes.
  • Understand and apply principles of federal income tax including taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships and estates.
CMA Concentration
  • Evaluate financial statements from the managerial point of view.
  • Perform comparative analyses using financial ratios to evaluate corporate performance.
  • Assess the productivity of corporate assets, capital structure, and be able to select among competing sources of funds.
  • Appraise and optimize the management of working capital.
  • Distinguish the relationship between risk and return and the financial structure of the firm.
  • Evaluate integrated approaches to enterprise risk management in order to identify, assess, and respond to organizational risks.  
  • Identify and analyze the risks presented by globalization, including international trade, the foreign exchange market, and balance of trade issues.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA-GB)

  • Explain the implications of business theories in achieving business goals.
  • Apply business concepts and techniques within the larger organizational decision-making context.
  • Synthetically integrate concepts from other business disciplines into the larger context.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key functional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis concepts. This outcome assessed by the ETS Business Major Field Test

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA-FIN)

  • Explain the implications of financial management theories in achieving business goals.
  • Apply finance concepts and techniques within the larger organizational decision-making context.
  • Synthetically integrate concepts from other business disciplines into the finance context.
  • Accurately analyze financial data.
  • Prepare an appropriate presentation of both financial data and the results of financial analyses.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (BBA-MGT)

  • Explain the implications of management theories in achieving business goals.
  • Apply management concepts and techniques within the larger organizational decision-making context.
  • Synthetically integrate concepts from other business disciplines into the management context.
  • Evaluate managerial decisions and recommend a course of action.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (BBA-MKT)

  • Apply marketing concepts and techniques within the larger organizational decision-making context.
  • Integrate concepts from other business disciplines into the marketing context.
  • Evaluate marketing decisions and recommend a course of action.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

  • Identify and evaluate organizational technology requirements.
  • Develop a cohesive view of technology as part of an organization entire system through the application of systems thinking.
  • Assess the global, societal, and ethical implications of current and emerging information technology solutions.
  • Develop a holistic framework to evaluate, integrate, and incorporate root cause analysis to determine the underlying causes of organizational issues. 
  • Appraise emerging technologies for business applications and enhancements.
  • Identify, assess, and recommend strategies to manage threats to information assets.



Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

Communicate – Written
  • 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 
Communicate – Oral
  • 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
Problem Solve
  • 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 – Graduate Programs

           

Master of Arts in Business (MAB)

  • Deconstruct the financial, legal and technical issues of contemporary organizations.
  • Reflectively consider the actions necessary to effectively lead and manage both people and organizational processes.
  • Create effective business plans to advance the strategy of a business.

Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC)

  • Demonstrate technical competency in financial accounting, taxation, communication, and information systems. 
  • Assess the financial transactions and business activities of governmental, not-for-profit, and business combinations. 
  • Evaluate accounting data for planning, evaluating performance, and coordinating organizational improvements. 
  • Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of auditors and the regulatory climate in which they work. Assess the major components of an organization’s internal control system.
Master of Science in Accountancy with a concentration in Data Analytics
  • Examine the data science life cycle from data collection, storage, query, to results presentation. 
  • Evaluate various statistical analysis techniques that can be used to analyze data sets. 
  • Apply skills and knowledge in preparing data for analysis and conducting data queries. 
  • Assess the use of visualization and other presentation techniques. 
  • Examine the characteristics of big data and the distributed file system repository structure.
Master of Science in Accountancy with a concentration in Finance
  • Interpret and apply the requisite conceptual and technical knowledge required in the fields of finance and economics.
  • Formulate successful analysis, critique, and assessment of information underlying business decision making.
  • Demonstrate appropriate research skills in identifying, collecting, categorizing, and assessing data.
  • Apply industry appropriate interpersonal skills essential to creating business relationships and facilitating commercial activities.
Master of Science in Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation
  • Demonstrate an expanded knowledge of the impact of tax laws in a corporate setting. 
  • Utilize advanced technical competency in tax process and procedures to address compliance issues. 
  • Integrate knowledge of basic tax research and relevant tax issues in the accurate preparation of tax documents.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Utilize business information in the analysis of the organization as a dynamic system functioning in a world of globalization and complexity.
  • Create solutions to address the business challenges faced by contemporary organizations.
  • Design creative plans to address business problems.

Tech Master of Business Administration (TECHMBA)

  • Utilize business information in the analysis of the organization as a dynamic system functioning in a world of globalization and complexity. 
  • Create advanced engineering solutions to address a wide variety of mobility challenges. 
  • Design creative plans to address business problems. 

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

  • Interpret and apply the requisite technical knowledge required in the field of finance and/or economics. 
  • Formulate successful analysis, critique, and assessment of information underlying business decision making. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate research skills in the collecting, categorizing and assessing data relevant to business decision making. 
  • Apply industry appropriate interpersonal skills essential to creating business relationships and facilitating commercial activities.

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL)

  • Demonstrate a synthetically integrated knowledge of tools, theories, and concepts from multiple functional areas. 
  • Locate and apply quantitative and qualitative business information to analyze and evaluate the impact of decisions on the organization, the industry, and the national and global economic context. 
  •  Demonstrate a deep understanding of organizations as dynamic systems functioning in a world of globalization and complexity. 
  • Evaluate the root cause of issues facing an organization and determine appropriate solutions based on those findings.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies for business applications and enhancements. 
  • Identify, assess, and recommend strategies to manage threats to information assets. 
  • Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the key concepts and models within the business discipline including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, law, information systems, and quantitative analysis. This outcome assessed by the ETS Business Major Field Test.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to use information technology to achieve results-oriented organizational goals.
  • Develop a framework to evaluate the complex and dynamic technology landscape to leverage the competitive business environment.
  • Integrate systems thinking and root cause analysis techniques to optimally assess organizational problems and formulate appropriate solutions.
  • Develop the capacity to determine and organization’s project, product, and portfolio management efforts.
  • Evaluate an organization’s ability to establish and maintain a secure infrastructure.
  • Appraise an organization’s overall technology strategy and enterprise architecture.
Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity
  • Employ information technology and cybersecurity knowledge and skills 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 cybersecurity programs and solutions. 
  • 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 Technology with a concentration in Data Science
  • Employ business knowledge, quantitative methods and information technology tools and techniques to analyze and interpret data sets for maximum benefit to their organization. 
  • Apply critical, strategic, ethical, and innovative thinking to achieve results-oriented organizational goals. 
  • Balance organizational needs and technology tools in the development, implementation, and evaluation of data science programs and goals. 
  • Lead at the enterprise level by linking critical decisions regarding data focused 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 Management (MSM)

  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of management tools, theories, and concepts. 
  • Locate and apply quantitative and qualitative management information to analyze and evaluate and make effective decisions regarding the organization, industry, and the national and global economic environment. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizations as dynamic systems functioning in a world of globalization and complexity. 
  • Evaluate an organization’s functionality from a design perspective and make recommendations to align strategy, structure, and performance. 
  • Design creative solutions to business problems and develop sound business plans to accomplish these ideas. 
  •  Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the key concepts and models within the business discipline including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, law, information systems, and quantitative analysis. This outcome assessed by the ETS Business Major Field Test.
Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management
  • Assess the critical human capital needs, requirements, and relationships of organizations in the dynamic and global 21st century environment. 
  • Analyze the variety of factors that influence labor/management relations in an industry, national, and international context. 
  • Navigate the ethical and legal complexities of compensation management while demonstrating consideration of both the individual and the organization. 
  • Synthetically integrate their knowledge of the human resource management functions into the larger organizational system to achieve optimal organizational performance. 
  • Demonstrate the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess, design, manage, implement, and evaluate appropriate workplace practices and human resource strategy and appropriate workplace practices so that organizations can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in a global environment.

Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT)

  • Identify and analyze the range of marketing initiatives employed in various industries.
  • Analyze marketing data to ascertain the past and current effectiveness of the marketing process.
  • Construct an effective marketing plan, designed to appropriately address the variety of internal and external issues facing an organization.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)

  • Utilize business information in the analysis of the organization as a dynamic system functioning in a world of globalization and complexity.
  • Design creative plans to address business problems.
  • Create solutions to address the challenges faced by contemporary leaders in the modern workplace.

Master of Science in Taxation (MST)

  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of the practical application of tax laws and tax theory to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.
  • Analyze the role of legal and tax authorities in matters of general tax practice.
  • Integrate the relevant legal and tax authorities, facts, analysis and conclusions into applicable tax research and tax compliance.
  • Propose ethical solutions to problems in tax practice.
  • Evaluate alternative strategies for achieving common business goals on the basis of tax advantages and disadvantages.

Doctor of Management (DM)

  • Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to manage organizations in the context of broad issues such as culture and politics, technology and social system design, and human capital approaches to social problem solving.
  • Students will be able to address leadership issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Students will be able to define and conduct issue-oriented research and contribute to applied leadership knowledge.

Certificate in Human Resource Management

  • Assess the critical human capital needs, requirements, and relationships of organizations in the dynamic and global 21st century environment.
  • Analyze the variety of factors that influence labor/management relations in an industry, national, and international context.
  • Navigate the ethical and legal complexities of compensation management while demonstrating consideration of both the individual and the organization.
  • Synthetically integrate their knowledge of the human resource management functions into the larger organizational system to achieve optimal organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary to assess, design, manage, implement, and evaluate appropriate workplace practices and human resource strategy and appropriate workplace practices so that organizations can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in a global environment.

Certificate in Global Project and Program Management

  • Develop the capacity to determine and organization’s project, product, and portfolio management efforts.
  • Acquire the ability to prepare and deliver project deliverables that include financial, technology, and project information to constituents.
  • Develop proficiency in the four phases of project and program management: preparing, starting, progressing, and achieving.

Co-curricular - Career Services

  • Students prepare and perform an effective job search including building a resume, preparing for an interview, and finding a job.

Co-curricular - Library

  • Information literate students access information, evaluate information, and apply information to research a topic.

Co-curricular - Tutoring

  • Students improve their comprehension of business subjects.

Co-curricular - Student Life

  • Student life leaders demonstrate leadership skill in running an organization following its bylaws.