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Graham School of Management

Graduate Business Learning Outcomes

Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our art program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.

Learning Outcomes

Accounting Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Accounting

Communication Skills:

  • Students will effectively communicate financial and other information in a way that demonstrates audience sensitivity.
  • Students will acquire needed information through effective information-gathering techniques.
  • Students will communicate information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Students will demonstrate relatively complex ideas in an understandable manner.

Financial Accounting Knowledge:

  • Students will demonstrate financial accounting knowledge.
  • Students will display an understanding of current theory and topics.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of advanced technical topics and technology.
  • Students will understand the strategic role of accounting in business organizations.

Critical Thinking Skills:

  • Students will understand complex business situations and provide solutions to improve current business practices.
  • Students will demonstrate research, analysis and reasoning skills based on evidence to reach a conclusion or outcome.
  • Students will make appropriate recommendations to remedy business issues.
  • Students will analyze a problem and devise a solution in a group.

Professional Responsibilities and Ethical Standards:

  • Students will recognize and evaluate ethical issues in a broad spectrum of accounting and general business contexts.
  • Students will learn how to make sound accounting judgments and effective business decisions that also adhere to socially responsible and professional ethical standards.
  • Students will recognize their ethical responsibilities to their community, society, discipline and professional.
  • Students will have an understanding of the differences between legal and ethical behavior.

Business Administration Learning Outcomes

Master of Business Administration

Communication Skills:

  • Students will effectively communicate financial and other information in a way that demonstrates audience sensitivity.
  • Students will acquire needed information through effective information-gathering techniques.
  • Students will communicate information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Students will demonstrate relatively complex ideas in an understandable manner.

Financial Accounting Knowledge:

  • Students will demonstrate financial accounting knowledge.
  • Students will display an understanding of current theory and topics.
  • Students will understand advanced technical topics and technology.
  • Students will evaluate the strategic role of accounting in business organizations.

Critical Thinking Skills:

  • Students will understand complex business situations and provide solutions to improve current business practices.
  • Students will exercise research, analysis and reasoning skills to reach an effective conclusion or outcome.
  • Students will make appropriate recommendations to remedy business issues.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a problem and devise a solution in a group.

Professional Responsibilities and Ethical Standards:

  • Students will recognize and evaluate ethical issues in a broad spectrum of accounting and general business contexts.
  • Students will learn how to make sound accounting judgments and effective business decisions that also adhere to socially responsible and professional ethical standards.
  • Students will recognize their ethical responsibilities to their community, society, discipline and professional.
  • Students will have an understanding of the differences between legal and ethical behavior.