Business Learning Outcomes

  1. Each student will be able to apply concepts related to the functional areas of business and integrate business processes across functional areas.
    • Students will analyze and interpret the functional areas of business.
    • Students will formulate responses to business situations involving knowledge across functional areas.
  2. Each student will develop a Christian perspective on business practices.
    • Students will be able to explain how Christianity informs business structures and practices.
    • Students will explore the meaning of vocation and engage in activities that enhance vocational opportunities.
    • Students will evaluate the implications of Christianity for their choice of vocation and personal behavior in the business world.
    • Students will apply a Christian worldview to interpret the ethical and societal ramifications of business activities.
  3. Each student will be able to apply analytical techniques in solving business problems.
    • Students will formulate and defend responses to business situations using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques.
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in using appropriate software to support business activities.
    • Students will formulate innovative and creative responses to business situations.
  4. Each student will develop skills in analyzing and communicating business information.
    • Students will demonstrate research skills.
    • Students will deliver effective oral and written presentations on business topics.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member.
  5.  Each student will consider and interpret the cultural diversity and the global cultural implications on business decisions and strategies.
    • Students will formulate responses to business situations involving cultural diversity.
    • Students will formulate responses to business situations involving organizations operating internationally.
  6. Learning outcomes related to the four major areas:
    • Accounting:  Accounting majors will be academically eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation and will possess the content expertise to pass the four exam sections within a reasonable length of time following graduation.
    • Entrepreneurial Management:  Entrepreneurial Management Majors will be able to clearly articulate both orally and in writing: A career plan based on the Shared Success Framework.
    • Finance:  Finance majors will be able to satisfactorily complete analytical and research projects in the areas of investment portfolio analysis, financial institutions and markets, and financial statement analysis.
    • Marketing:  Marketing Majors will be able to satisfactorily complete a full marketing plan comprised of Situation analysis, SWOT and Issue analysis, Goal and Objectives, Marketing Strategy, and Recommended Implementation strategies.

    Throughout the year assessment data is gathered through student and alumni surveys, capstone projects, internship evaluations, the ETS major field test, Comp-XM, and results from the CPA Exam to determine how well the program is meeting its student learning (annual assessment document). For additional information please contact Prof. John Wightkin, Department Chair, at John.Wightkin@trnty.edu.

    For assessment and retention data, view: Standard #4 Measurement and Analysis of Student Learning and Performance and  Standard 6 – Organizational Performance Results