The Eller MBA offers both a traditional two-year full-time MBA degree, as well as a two-year working professional MBA degree (often referred to as a part-time program). The Eller College is an AACSB-accredited business school (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
The Eller MBA program recently completed its Academic Program Review, as well as a compete curriculum overhaul for its full-time program. A curricular review for the working professional MBA programs is underway with an anticipated implementation of Fall 2005.
The Eller MBA started an assessment process, centered around desired learning outcomes, in September 2000. This was part of a college-wide effort started to improve the alignment between desired learning outcomes and the actual achievement of them, and was one of the initial steps taken to prepare for re-accreditation by AACSB in 2002.
AACSB-accredited business schools have recommended learning standards. In addition, the Eller MBA program has identified some additional management-specific knowledge and abilities that graduating students should possess.
- Understand financial theories, analysis, reporting, and markets
- Develop an appreciation of the critical role of operations strategy, integrated production and distribution of goods, services, and information, as a means to achieve competitive advantage
- Learn group and individual dynamics in organizations, including current theories of management and leadership
- Develop an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities in organizations and society
- Employ statistical data analysis and management science as a support to decision-making processes throughout an organization
- Understand information technologies as they influence the structure and processes of organizations and economies, and as they influence the roles and techniques of management
- Understand the domestic and global economic environments of organizations
- Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral business communications
- Integrate knowledge from different disciplines and content domains when solving problems
- Demonstrate problem solving and creative thinking abilities
- Apply course-specific content in real world settings
- Understand business strategy and analysis of competitive markets
- Develop ability to apply marketing strategies and tactics as a way of understanding customers and competitors to create profitable firms and organizations
- Ability to leverage skills and experiences for career success
Regular or Recurring Activities
- Placement Positioning Program
- Graduating Student Placement
- Internship Manager Evaluation
- Student Internship Survey
- Orientation Survey of New Students
- Working Professional Students Pre-Program Assessment
- Exit/Student Satisfaction Survey
- Informal Teaching Evaluation Survey
- End of Course Assurance of Learning
- Admissions Process Review
- Eller MBA Marketing Review
- Admissions survey
- Preview Weekend Survey