Last Update: 2-4-2009 11:33:34 AM
College of Business
Building Distinction
Vision
Core Vision Statement:
We envision the Louisiana Tech University College of Business as balancing learning, discovery, community outreach, and development for an unparalleled education in the business disciplines.
Mission
Mission:
Our mission--indeed, our passion--is the continuing advancement of the quality and relevance of our teaching and research, and of our relations with our constituents. We seek to fulfill these aspirations through discovering new knowledge, creating meaningful learning experiences, preparing our students for successful careers, developing mutually beneficial partnerships, and Building Distinction by enhancing the reputation of the College.
College Programs
Business Doctoral Programs
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Oral Communication: DBA students will be proficient in oral communication. Goal #2 - Research: DBA students will be proficient researchers. Goal #3 - Knowledge of Statistics: DBA students will be proficient in knowledge of statistics.
Program Objectives
DBA Means of Assessment
Objective #1 - Oral Communication: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed oral presentation expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. Objective #2 - Research: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed research paper expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. Class research papers, conference papers, and or student dissertations will be used for evaluation. Objective #3 - Knowledge of Statistics: Research: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed research paper expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. The statistical tools qualifier and or comprehensive exam questions will be used for the evaluation.
Business Master-Level Programs
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Oral Communication: MBA students will be proficient in oral communication skills. Goal #2 - Written Communication: MBA students will be proficient in written communication skills. Goal #3 - Information Integration: MBA students will be proficient in integrating cross-disciplinary information to solve business problems.
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Professional Certifications: Graduates will be successful in achieving professional certifications. Goal #2 - Oral Communication: MPA students will be proficient in oral communication. Goal #3 - Written Communication: MPA students will be proficient in written communication.
Program Objectives
MBA/MPA Means of Assessment
MBA Objective #1 - Oral Communication: At least 80% of MBA students making presentations will meet or exceed expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. MBA Objective #2 - Written Communication: At Least 80% of MBA students providing written communication will meet or exceed expectations for written commication skills for each component of the evaluation metric. MBA Objective #3 - Integrating Information: At Least 80% of MBA students will meet or exceed expectations to integrate different functional areas to solve business problems as presented in a comprehensive business case. MPA Objective #1 - At least 50% of Louisiana Tech advanced degree graduates taking the CPA will pass one or more sections of the CPA exam. MPA Objective #2 - At least 80% of MPA students making presentations will meet or exceed expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. MPA Objective #3 - At least 80% of MPA students preparing research papers will meet or exceed expectations for written communication skills for each component of the evaluation metric.
Business Undergraduate Programs
Cognitive and Social Aptitudes
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in Cognitive and Social Aptitudes, including (1) the communication skills to build effective workplace relationships; (2) the ability to critically and creatively evaluate problems and to think strategically; (3) the capacity to exercise judgment that includes ethical considerations in the solutions offered.
Leading-Edge Theory and Practice in their Discipline
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in Leading-Edge Theory and Practice in their Discipline, or more specifically, ensuring our graduates are prepared for entry-level professional positions related to their academic majors.
Management-Specific Skills and Knowledge
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in the following areas: • Financial theories, analysis, and markets • Accounting concepts • Production and distribution of goods and services • Information technologies and systems • Economic environments of organizations • Marketing functions and strategies • Managerial concepts and practices • Strategic management
Program Objectives
Accounting
Graduates will be able to analyze the annual report of a publicly traded company.
Business Economics
Graduates will be able to identify the role of supply and demand in a market economy and apply the principle of marginal analysis to the economic decision-making process.
Business Management and Entrepre
Graduates will be able to create a business plan suitable for obtaining financing.
Computer Information Systems
Graduates will be able to solve a database design problem.
Finance
Graduates will be able to create and evaluate a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds
Human Resource Management
Graduates will be able to identify practices and policies related to employee and labor relations and evaluate these practices and policies in terms of their utility and legality.
Marketing
Graduates will be able to develop a survey instrument for a marketing research project.