Learning Objectives

Business, Organizations & Society

Analytical Reasoning: The ability to take descriptive material and draw conclusions more generally about a particular phenomenon

  • In the context of a business situation, students will identify appropriate analytical techniques to solve a business problem, generate and compare alternatives, and develop a solution
  • In the context of a business situation, students will recognize and critically analyze ethical issues, then choose and defend a response.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the effects of timing and risk on the market value of investment alternatives, and choose among alternative investments
  • In the context of a business situation, students will explain the effects of the competitive environment on business decisions and government policies

Practical Reasoning: The ability to draw upon business, financial, and ethical theories and techniques, consider how these affect the individual, and how the individual's decisions affect business, organizations, and society.

  • BOS graduates will identify, measure, report, and evaluate the financial effects of different events on an enterprise
  • BOS graduates will apply financial and non-financial data to develop and implement performance evaluation

Multiple Framing: The ability to effectively argue more than one side of an issue or conflict

  • In the context of a business reading, students will identify the author's point of view and assess the quality and relevance of the data and assumptions
  • Students will be able to conduct a SWOT analysis in a business context
  • In the context of a business situation, students will develop multiple solutions for a problem and consider the viability of each solution
  • In the context of a business situation, students will be able to critically and persuasively explain a proposed solution (written or oral)

Reflective Exploration of Meaning: The ability to reflect on how class material affects the individual and how the individual's decision affects the firm and society

  • BOS graduates will understand the nature and dynamics of social behavior relating to organizational performance in order to develop strategies to become effective in organizations
  • BOS graduates will identify a business decision's potential impacts on environmental sustainability
  • BOS graduates will identify a business decision's potential impacts on shareholder and stakeholder groups