Assurance of Learning

Assurance of Learning (AOL) is a student centered, systematic and continuous improvement process.

To achieve continuous improvement, a lean AOL process includes, among other things:
  • Measuring- What the student learned? Our AOL process is based on a course embedded measurement, an exercise designed by professors, experts on each discipline, we measure a specific Learning Objectives (LO’s) and competencies aligned with those LO’s
  • Gathering and analyzing data- derived from the exercise, comparing against benchmark. School of Business (Facultad de Administración de Empresas, FAE) benchmark is 75% of undergraduate students getting 75% or more on exercise and 80% of graduate students getting 80% or more on exercise.
  • Proposing transformative actions (improvements)- based on data; student centered and to advance their learning. Transformative actions surge from learning community interaction its different constituents: internal (professors, students, administrative) and external (alumni, employers, etc.)
  • Implementing transformative actions (improvements)- and measure again, revise and compare results.

Assurance of Learning (AOL): Learning goals and objectives AOL Plan 2019-2023

Learning Goals and Learning Objectives: BBA Level

Learning Goals
Learning Objectives
1. Our students will be knowledgeable of business functional areas, entrepreneurial topics and contexts 1.1 Identify strengths and weaknesses of business functional areas and opportunities and threats of business global and local environment

1.2 Propose strategic actions based on internal and external environment business analysis

1.3 Identify business opportunity aligned to changes taking place on the entrepreneurial ecosystem

2. Our graduates will be ethically conscious and socially responsible 2.1 Evaluate issues in ethics and social responsibility with related theories, models and approaches
3. Our graduates will be team work oriented 3.1 Demonstrate positive group behaviors in teamwork projects
4. Our graduates will be effective communicators 4.1 Use appropriate strategies to communicate with different audiences
5. Our graduates will be critical thinkers 5.1 Select among relevant theories and models to support business decision making

5.2 Analyze business problems using quantitative or qualitative skills

5.3 Analyze business problems using technological skills

5.4 Develop basic strategies to gather information ethically and from diverse sources, for business problems solutions

 

Learning Goals and Learning Objectives: MBA Level

Learning Goals
Learning Objectives
1. Our graduates will be creative thinkers 1.1 Evaluate and apply diverse quantitative (or qualitative) techniques to solve business problems

1.2 Elaborate the basis for a new venture in Puerto Rico upon opportunities on the local entrepreneurial ecosystem

1.3 Evaluate information in a manner that supports business decision or meets an information need

1.4 Apply technological tools and data analysis approaches to support business decision making

2. Our graduates will be knowledgeable of business disciplines 2.1 Integrate knowledge of technical and conceptual aspects relevant to business disciplines
3. Our graduates will have global and local perspectives 3.1 Analyze the global and local environmental issues that affect the business strategic planning process
4. Our graduates will be professional communicators 4.1 Elaborate effective oral presentations and written reports on a business topic
5. Our graduates will be effective leaders and team members 5.1 Exhibit leadership skills in different business situations and contexts
6. Our graduates will be ethical decision makers 6.1 Evaluate the ethical and social responsibility implications of managerial decisions

 

Learning Goals and Learning Objectives: Ph. D. Level

Learning Goals
Learning Objectives
1. Our graduates will be researchers in the disciplines of Finance or International Business 1.1. Produce original research that makes a substantial contribution to their discipline

1.2. Demonstrate a comprehensive and intensive knowledge of research methods and analytical techniques applicable to their discipline and implements them appropriately

1.3. Investigate problems centered on Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America according to their discipline

 2.  Our graduates will be creators and transmitters of new knowledge in the disciplines of Finance or International Business 2.1. Elaborate effective defense of original research in oral format

2.2. Elaborate effective defense of original research in written format

2.3. Publish research in peer-reviewed journals or present at peer-reviewed conferences

3.  Our graduates will be theoreticians on the disciplines of Finance or International Business 3.1. Demonstrate a comprehensive and intensive knowledge of the (i) theories, (ii) concepts, (iii) frameworks, (iv) empirical findings, and (v) controversies in a chosen business discipline.

3.2. Evaluate business research ideas and completed research projects critically, assessing their conceptual and methodological soundness, and their contribution

 

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