The purpose of the Herberger Business School assessment program is four-fold:
Faculty and staff, alumni, students, employers, and members of the school's advisory council are surveyed periodically to solicit their feedback on areas of programmatic improvement (indirect measures of assessment).
The undergraduate assessment program is managed by the HBS Assessment Committee. The committee is comprised of faculty representatives from each department. The committee is led by the faculty committee chair, Dr. Lynn Collen, and facilitated by the HBS assessment director, Dr. Chris Lepkowski. The school's assessment program is part of the university assessment process, with one representative serving on the university committee.
Goal 1. Students will be effective written and oral communicators.
Objective 1.1 Students will communicate effectively in writing using appropriate content, organization, expression, and mechanics.
Objective 1.2 Students will make an effective business presentation.
Goal 2. Students will be competent problem solvers
Objective 2.1 Students will prepare and defend an effective solution to a business case or problem.
Goal 3. Students will be effective collaborators.
Objective 3.1 Students will effectively contribute to the completion of group tasks.
Goal 4. Students will be competent in the business core.
Objective 4.1 Students will demonstrate understanding of and apply core disciplinary concepts in business.
Objective 4.2 Students will recognize ethical problems and present defensible ethical solutions.
See the HBS Ethics Integration web page for additional information about this program learning objective.
Objective 4.3 Students will apply global perspectives to business situations.
Goal 5. Students will be competent in their respective disciplines/majors.
The MBA assessment program is managed by the MBA Advisory Workgroup. The workgroup is comprised of faculty representatives from each department. The workgroup is facilitated by the Interim MBA Director, Matt Trombley.
Goal 1. MBA graduates will be professional communicators.
Objective 1.1: Students will write competently in multiple business settings.
Objective 1.2: Students will make an effective formal business presentation, accompanied by appropriate technology, that uses applicable theory, content, organization and conclusions.
Objective 1.3: Students will participate effectively in group discussions.
Goal 2. MBA graduates will be effective decision makers.
Objective 2.1: Students will prepare a written solution to a business case using multi-disciplinary knowledge.
Objective 2.2: Students will recognize ethical issues, analyze such issues, propose solutions to an ethical dilemma and use ethical reasoning to justify the solutions.
Objective 2.3: Students will apply knowledge of the global environment to make informed business decisions.
Goal 3. MBA graduates will be leadership oriented.
Objective 3.1: Students will become aware of leadership theories and practices.
Goal 4. MBA graduates will be competent in the MBA core.