Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of B.A. Business students at APUS.
- PO#1- Discuss economic factors associated with government, business, and consumer environments and apply theoretical techniques to analyze markets.
- PO#2- Apply concepts of contract, tort, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and property law to business situations.
- PO#3- Articulate the external and internal environments of a business organization and formulate appropriate strategies in the context of competitive forces and environmental factors.
- PO#4- Collect information through the use of various data tools and apply critical thinking concepts to enhance business problem solving capabilities.
- PO#5- Practice quantitative skills necessary in business organizations through work in accounting, finance, and statistics.
- PO#6- Integrate market and marketing information into a strategic plan.
- PO#7- Explain and apply fundamental accounting and financial management operations to enhance business decision making processes.
- PO#8- Apply management, human resource, and personnel practices to organizational problem solving.
Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile
Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion. This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment. This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs. Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for B.A. Business students in the School of Business.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the B.A. Business Program.