Learning Objectives

Two of the MIS classes, MIS 2100 (introduction) and MIS 5900 (capstone), serve as assessment opportunities for the BS/MIS program.

Goals & Objectives Course

Assessment Mechanism

Internal to Course or External
& Reported to HSB

L2.1: Communication

Goal: Effective written and oral communication through producing a professional quality business document, and a professional oral presentation

MIS 5900 Medium focus in this course

1. Internal: Students make at least two presentations during the semester and receive personalized feedback.

2. Internal: Students prepare at least one written assignment completed individually and at least three written assignments completed by a project team, and receive personalized feedback.

L3.1: Analytical Rigor

Goal: Problem solving competence appropriate to their field of study

MIS 5900 High focus in this course

1. External: Student groups develop interactive application for real-world client to meet business needs of the client.

Goal: 100% of students will meet the assessment criteria and earn a grade of B or higher on final project deliverable.

2. External: 8 short-answer questions on the class’s single exam, worth 40% of exam grade.

Goal: 100% of students will meet the assessment criteria and earn 34 out of 40 points or more.

L3.2: Analytical Rigor

Goal: Ability to utilize contemporary information technology in business decision making.

MIS 5900 High focus in this course

1. External: Student groups develop interactive application for real-world client to meet business needs of the client.

Goal: 100% of students will meet the assessment criteria and earn a grade of B or higher on final project deliverable.

2. External: 8 short-answer questions on the class’s single exam, worth 40% of exam grade.

Goal; 100% of students will meet the assessment criteria and earn 34 out of 40 points or more.

L5.1 Entrepreneurial Spirit

Goal: Competence in entrepreneurial processes (i.e., opportunity recognition, value creation, etc.) through an applied experience.

MIS 5900 Medium focus in this course

1. Internal: Student groups will demonstrate understanding of business problems and how an IT application can improve business processes through articulation of goal statement, system request, and feasibility analysis.

L6.1 Ethical Leadership

Goal: Competence in ethical reasoning and judgment in addressing complexities in life and business.

MIS 5900 Low focus in this course

1. Internal: Students will demonstrate understanding of application of ethical principles in software development and use through participation in class discussions.

L3.1: Analytical Rigor

Goal: Problem solving competence appropriate to their field of study

MIS 2100 Medium focus in this course

1. Internal: Students will complete assignments in Excel and MIS principles that are relevant to business fields of study (e.g., operations, finance, accounting, human resource management).

L3.2 Analytical Rigor

Goal: Ability to utilize contemporary information technology in business decision making

MIS 2100 High focus in this course

1. External: Students develop project(s) in Excel to address business problems.

Goal: 75% of students will achieve 80% or better on Excel project/business cases.

L6.1 Ethical Leadership

Goal: Competence in ethical reasoning and judgment addressing complexities in life and business

MIS 2100 Low focus in this course

1. Internal: Students will demonstrate understanding of application of ethical principles use of information technology through participation in class discussions.