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Learning Goals

MBA Program

Learning Goals Objective
Functional Competence Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas covered by core classes (accounting, communication, ethical reasoning, finance, management information systems, managerial economics, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, strategy, and supply chain management.) Students will demonstrate ability to identify problems in those areas, analyze them using appropriate tools and techniques, and formulate solutions and recommendations.

EMBA Program

Learning Goals Objective
Functional Competence Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas covered by core classes (accounting, communication, ethical reasoning, finance, management information systems, managerial economics, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, strategy, and supply chain management.) Students will demonstrate ability to identify problems in those areas, analyze them using appropriate tools and techniques, and formulate solutions and recommendations.

MSACCY Program

Learning Goals Objective
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Research Skills Students will be able to identify authoritative sources relevant to accounting-related issues
Ethical Awareness Students will be able to explain ethical considerations relevant to business dilemmas
Global Awareness Students will demonstrate an understanding of international accounting standards
Technological Skills Students will demonstrate proficiency in using data analysis software and accounting information technology
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured accounting and financial problems
Financial Risk Assessment Skills Students will be able to identify risks associated with accounting and tax reporting systems

MS Finance Program

Learning Goals Objective
Firm Valuation Students will be able to value firms using standard cash-flow-based valuation techniques (such as WACC and APV) and calculate the appropriate cash flow estimates from financial statements and other data
Portfolio Analysis Students will be able to analyze theoretical and practical aspects of portfolio management and factor models
Valuation of Derivatives Students will be able to identify arbitrage free evaluation of derivatives and derivatives embedded in financial contracts

MS Global Energy Leadership Program

Learning Goals Objective
Energy Value Chain Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors driving the evolution of energy value chains and their consequences
Upstream Economics Students will demonstrate the ability to assess the economic value of upstream operations. Students will understand the key decisions involved in the upstream oil and gas industry and the issues associated with large investments made under conditions of high uncertainty
Petrochemical and Refining Economics Students will demonstrate an understanding of where value is generated via investment strategy and operations in the global refining and petrochemical industries
Oil and Gas Accounting Students will demonstrate competence in analyzing complex problems in oil and gas accounting

MS Marketing Program

Learning Goals Objective
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured marketing problems
Research Skills Students will be able to identify appropriate information sources and/or data relevant to marketing-related issues
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating marketing-related information
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating marketing-related information

MS Supply Chain Management Program

Learning Goals Objective
Supply Chain Analytical Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate and solve complex supply chain problems using appropriate quantitative techniques
Critical Thinking Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to define, structure, and analyze complex and unstructured real-world supply chain problems
Presentation Skills Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating supply chain management-related information

MS Management Information Systems Program

Learning Goals Objective
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured management information system problems
Research Skills Students will be able to identify appropriate information sources and/or data relevant to management information systems-related issues
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating management information systems-related information
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating management information systems-related information