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 M.A. Entrepreneurship students at APUS.
- PO#1- Design strategies to effectively target the needs of current and future customers.
- PO#2- Develop mission statements, vision statements, and strategies to obtain and sustain various marketing segments to increase growth potential.
- PO#3- Use analytical financial tools to conduct business analysis and to communicate reasoning for business decisions.
- PO#4- Evaluate current business needs and the need for changes in policies and procedures by using advanced analysis techniques to determine their interdisciplinary applicability.
- PO#5- Analyze the legal, regulatory, and compliance issues affecting the entrepreneurial environment.
- PO#6- Differentiate various managerial approaches, specifically their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
- PO#7- Integrate advanced business analysis and the use of various data tools into alternative evaluation in the discovery and implementation of possible solutions to business problems.
- PO#8- Prepare financial forecasts as part of a comprehensive business plan.
- PO#9- Design a comprehensive strategic plan and pitch.
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 M.A. Entrepreneurship Program.