The Walter E. Heller College of Business (HCB) maintains an active Assurance of Learning (AoL) Program with Assessments of Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) to ensure both the undergraduate and graduate programs are assessed and evaluated on a regular basis with an aim to support successful student learning performance. The planning and assessment efforts are guided by a committee of knowledgeable and enthusiastic faculty and academic staff. Assurance of Learning supports the ACBSP accreditation principles which are designed to promote excellence in business education.
Assurance of Learning (AoL) or Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA) is the systematic approach to identifying what students are learning according to faculty expectations. It requires collection, review, and use of information about our undergraduate and graduate business programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development. The goal for these assessments is to achieve continuous improvement in student learning, performance and achievement.
AoL benefits our students directly. For example, to achieve our learning objectives, we must employ high quality instruction and this benefits students directly. Also, we assess students in order to assure that they are learning, can compete and be successful in this century and beyond. We enhance student success by continuously finding innovative ways to improve student learning and achievement. AoL keeps us accountable and on top of what the students need and enables us to make continuous improvements in our learning activities and platforms.
AoL is a major requirement for accreditation by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (ACBSP) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Program Learning Outcomes: Most Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are being met based on Learning Assurance Report results (MGMT 380), Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) scores, and other assessments.
On Par with the World: Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) scores regarding Financial Concepts, Business Aptitude, Analytical & Quantitative Skills, Ethical Reasoning, and Career Skills are on par with the aggregated test scores for the World, including North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Program Learning Activities: Curriculum and course-embedded learning activities are being successfully aligned with learning outcome goals.
Assessment Rubrics: Rubrics established for all program learning goals. These provide clear direction on learning expectations.
Competitive Wins: In the 2012 Best-Strategy Invitational (BSI) a team of our undergraduate business students were selected as grand champions in an online global business strategy competition against 10 other university teams from around the world.
New Major: New BSBA, Social Entrepreneurship is available as of May 2012.
BSBA, Human Resource Management degree program is acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with the SHRM curriculum standards and listed on its website. See http://www.shrm.org/Education/hreducation/Pages/BachelorofScience.aspx. SHRM is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management and the recognized authority in the field.
Extracurricular activities: International Study opportunities, Student Organization events, and other leadership opportunities.
Career Support: Professional and Personal Mentoring, Internships, and other Career Support are available to all undergraduate students.
Program Options: The MBA program involves selecting a concentration from a wide range of options. These options open a variety of career paths for MBA graduates.
Program Learning Outcomes: Most Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are being met based on course-embedded and external assessments of student learning.
Career Support: Professional and Personal Mentoring, Internships, and other Career Support are available to all graduate students.
Global Experience: Our MBA students are from all over the world. Students have the opportunity to gain global learning experiences through our International Study Opportunities to Poland, France, the United Kingdom, South America and other parts of the world.
Direct Access to Industry Experts: Through student organizations, professional societies, and networking events, MSA and MSAF students have direct access to a network of active industry leaders.
Academic Support: MSA and MSAF Students have access to academic support through scholarships and internship opportunities with major corporations and consultancies.
Career Success: The majority of MSA and MSAF graduates gain positions in accounting and experience career advancement in their fields.
CPA and CFE Pass rates: Our MSAF students have a CFE pass rate of 100% as of Spring 2013. The MSAF and MSA students are successful on their certification and licensing exams.
Program Growth: Our MSAF program grew by 2800% over the period of Fall 2009 to Fall 2012.
Local Recognition: Our MSHRM graduate students received two “HR Leader of Tomorrow Awards” from Chicago SHRM.
Academic Support: MSHRM students may apply for numerous scholarships and grants, particularly those offered by SHRM. Numerous resources are also available for learning support.
Career Success: MSHRM graduates land positions as Specialists, HR Generalist, HR Business Partner, and HR Director in major corporations and experience advancement in their current positions.
Benefits of a School and an Institute: The MSRE degree program offers students the benefits of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate and The Chicago School of Real Estate.
Direct Access to Industry Experts: Customized program modules and forums are led by Real Estate experts.
Championships: First Place Prize in 2013 to Roosevelt University’s winning Real Estate Team. The team won the 2013 Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation (HEEF) Midwest Real Estate Challenge.
Academic Support: We have awarded 20-25 scholarships per year for the past five years, equivalent to $120,000-$125,000 in scholarships per year. These include the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders, Roldan Future Hispanic Leaders, Northern Builders Future Industrial Leaders, and other general scholarships.
Completion Rates: 95% of MSRE students finish the program within two years.
Career Success: 100% of MSRE students find positions in Real Estate prior to graduating or within 3 months of graduation.
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