The School of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.
The School of Business and Economics works through a reaccreditation review every five years. Our most recent report can be found here:
ASSURANCE OF LEARNING
The School of Business and Economics strive to continuously improve our curriculum through a robust assurance of learning program. Student achievement is assessed annually as detailed below. Results are summarized in the form of a dashboard, reviewed by faculty, and program improvements are made where indicated.
The BS degree in Business covers eight main learning goals: Teamwork, Team Leadership, Technology, Communication, Functional Knowledge, Ethics, Global and Diverse Perspectives, and Critical Thinking. Assessment of learning goals occurs at the course level as well as the end of the program. One of the unique features of the IUN School of Business and Economics is the opportunity for our students to participate in the Assessment Center, intended to assist students in the development of various leadership competencies. During their first year in the x220 Career Perspectives course, students spend a day working through various exercises meant to evaluate their initial abilities in teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, ethics and diversity. They receive a detailed report outlining strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. Ways to improve skills are addressed in the next course, x255 Diversity in the Workplace. Near the end of their program, students repeat the experience in x410 Career Planning to determine the level of growth in each area. In addition to the Assessment Center experience, several other methods are employed to ensure learning: the comprehensive ETS major field test and senior capstone report and presentation. Details can be found through the links below:
The MBA program covers four main learning goals: Teamwork, Executive Leadership, Business Knowledge, and Decision Making (ethics, diversity, and critical thinking). Assessment of these learning goals occurs through participation in the CompXm simulation program in the capstone course. Details can be found through the links below:
The School of Business and Economics also participates in Campus wide assurance of learning processes. Details can be found: https://www.iun.edu/campus-assessment/index.htm
Specific measures for School of Business and Economics: