Huntsman School Assessment

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is committed to continuous improvement of its curriculum, services to students, and relationships with industry and alumni. Our mission statement defines our priorities as a college, and we conduct yearly surveys and other assessment activities to measure the level of success we achieve at accomplishing our mission.

We measure data from students, employers, and recruiters to ensure that we are truly a school of opportunity which prepares our students for successful careers and to make meaningful contributions to their communities. The faculty of the college has developed a balanced scorecard management system that drives our assessment efforts. We measure our success in four areas: financial, customer, internal business processes, and learning and growth. The college also has well–defined learning goals and objectives. Each of these learning goals and objectives is mapped to specific courses within the core curriculum of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Our success in meeting these objectives is constantly assessed through embedded assessment within courses, national testing, and through external assessment by industry experts, advisory boards, and employer feedback.

The outcomes data is reviewed by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Dean’s Office, executive committee, and faculty committees at the college and department levels. The college is successfully meeting its learning goals and fulfilling its mission. When outcome data suggests an opportunity for improvement, the college takes specific action and documents these data–based decisions.

We welcome suggestions for improvement and are always interested in feedback from our alumni, friends, employers and students. You may contact the assessment coordinator, Guy Ballard, in the Dean’s Office at (435) 797-0498 or guy.ballard@usu.edu.