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. Retail Management students at APUS.
- PO#1- Apply the principles and theories of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, leading, and controlling in retail management used by successful retailers in today’s global economy.
- PO#2- Assess the importance of retail strategy formulation and strategic perspectives of retail management on the impact of retailing in the global economy.
- PO#3- Deconstruct the impact of innovation within the retail industry to include its challenges and solution-driven strategies to remain current with today’s ever-changing technologies.
- PO#4- Evaluate retail operations to include successful implementation strategies and operational processes that maximize store profits.
- PO#5- Summarize and assess retail merchandising operations in the competitive marketplace in relation to corporate profitability.
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. Retail 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. Retail Management Program.