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. Management students at APUS.
- PO#1- Evaluate the functions and applications of various management processes in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling.
- PO#2- Develop strategies for organizational challenges using management theories, principles, and practices.
- PO#3- Analyze the impact of international, legal, social, political, economic, technological, and environmental issues as they relate to organizational behavior in terms of the individual, group/team, and overall organizational performance.
- PO#4- Examine the importance of ethical conduct, communication, social responsibility, and corporate responsibility in the global environment.
- PO#5- Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, data interpretation, and decision making necessary for developing systematic processes and approaches in the management of human capital and achievement of organizational effectiveness.
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. Management 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. Management Program.