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. Entrepreneurship students at APUS.
- PO#1- Establish entrepreneurial factors affecting the product and service environments.
- PO#2- Identify theoretical techniques to analyze markets.
- PO#3- Apply concepts of contract, tort, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and property law to entrepreneurial business enterprises.
- PO#4- Construct an entrepreneurial business strategy based on in-depth analysis of internal and external factors and competitive and environmental forces.
- PO#5- Apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to develop alternatives and solve problems objectively.
- PO#6- Analyze various methods necessary to grow an entrepreneurial venture through capital funding options.
- PO#7- Recommend a strategic plan to support an entrepreneurial business that leverages its overall business strategy.
- PO#8- Evaluate analytical skills necessary to operate a business efficiently and effectively that meet strategic planning and goals.
- PO#9- Determine best practices for gaining potential employees and maintaining current employees.
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. Entrepreneurship 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. Entrepreneurship Program.