The results from the Management Education Assessments illuminate which learning outcomes and key dimensions of the program are the strongest and which areas need to be improved. This report focuses on students’ perceptions of skill development within their business programs.
The Management Education Assessments measure program effectiveness from the student’s perspective. The knowledge gained from these assessments drives and sustains continuous improvement programs and supports accreditation efforts. EBI Management Education Exit Assessments are comprehensive evaluations of the learning outcomes, effectiveness of institutional resources and the overall educational experience of graduates. In 2009-10, the EBI Undergraduate Business Assessment was completed by 21,727 respondents from 121 institutions.
Overall, the majority of respondents reported the business program had enhanced key skills and abilities including critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication and teamwork skills, management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to use and manage technology. Respondents with lower entrance test scores were more likely than other respondents to indicate the business program had enhanced their abilities in areas related to communication and teamwork, management and leadership, and use of technology. Respondents who were satisfied with the level of camaraderie with classmates were more likely than other respondents to report their programs enhanced their skills.
Most respondents indicated their business program enhanced their skills related to critical thinking and problem solving, communication and team work, management and leadership, as well as, technology. Respondents with lower SAT/ACT scores were more likely than other students to report their program had enhanced their skills. Respondents who were satisfied with the level of camaraderie were also more likely than other respondents to indicate the program had enhanced their skills.
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