Carroll College, Helena Montana

Outcome Assessment Plan & Results

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education


In December 2013, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) granted accreditation to the Carroll College business programs.

The following degrees are fully compliant in IACBE’s accreditation principles:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration—Economics, International Business, Management & Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance

2012-2013 Outcome Assessment Plan

On the 2012-2013 assessment exam, Carroll College business students scored 30% higher on business ethics than students at peer institutions.

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Mission of the Carroll Business Department

Consistent with Carroll College’s dual goals of vocation and enlightenment, the Department of Business also serves a dual mission. Students are provided a common body of knowledge necessary for entry into a business-related career or enrollment in graduate studies. At the same time, the curriculum ensures that students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education. Value oriented discussions, including ethical dilemmas encountered in global business, are included in the curriculum.

Intended Student Learning Outcomes for Business Administration:

  1. Student will be able to describe the skills needed by an effective manager, and apply the functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  2. Students will be able to understand and explain the technological forces affecting organizations.
  3. Explain the strategies managers use to help organizations adapt to an uncertain or turbulent environment.
  4. Identify steps used in managerial decision making and explain personal decision styles used by managers.
  5. Define important marketing terms and apply theories to case studies.
  6. Identify competitive & economic forces that affect organizations’ ability to compete and customers’ ability to purchase products.
  7. Define and describe the role of social responsibility and ethics in improving marketing performance.
  8. Describe the emerging borderless world and some issues of particular concern for today’s managers.
  9. Indicate how dissimilarities in the economic, sociocultural, and legal political environments throughout the world can affect business operations.
  10. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the economic environment of business.