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Master of Business Administration Learning Outcomes

A graduate with  a Masters of Business Administration degree will be able to:

1. Use financial tools and analysis to inform organizational decisions  utilizing a knowledge of the issues  central to financial management of an organization.
2. Use concepts and processes of marketing  and management to inform organizational decisions  that enhance value creation.
3.Use  the appropriate framework to analyze ethical dilemmas and inform organizational decisions.
4. Use economic data and knowledge of domestic and global economic environments to inform organizational decisions.
5. Identify appropriate leader actions for enhancing individual, group and organization effectiveness   in  accordance with principles of leadership dynamics.
6. Assess and create strategy for organizations in specified business environments in accordance with central components and processes of strategic management.
7. Develop and present a strategic  plan for an organization  organizations promoting service, justice and peace within the community;

In addition to the program learning outcomes identified for all MBA students, a graduate with the the Accounting concentration will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of not-for-profit accounting and able to read and analyze not-for-profit financial statements. 

  2. Perform accounting research based on an understanding of GAAP and international financial reporting systems.

  3. Prepare corporate and partnership income tax returns and develop a familiarity with applicable tax laws and principles.

  4. Analyze financial statements for consolidated corporate and partnership entities and be familiar with related accounting principles. 

  5. Comprehend the principles of accounting information systems with emphasis on developing, documenting, and analyzing accounting systems.

  6. Develop and present a strategic plan to benefit a community organization requesting assistance .

In addition to the program learning outcomes identified for all MBA students, a graduate with the the Healthcare Administration concentration will be able to:

1. Articulate the social political physical and metal determinants of health and the processes that lead to health inequity.
2. Use economic and health informatics data to inform business and healthcare decision making within local, regional and national healthcare economic environments.
3. Develop strategies for healthcare advocacy and policy-making, taking into account the legal, ethical, policy and regulatory issues  that impact our rapidly changing healthcare environment.
4. Apply specialized knowledge and an integrated understanding of the healthcare system in a client-directed project related to a contemporary issue in healthcare.

In addition to the program learning outcomes identified for all MBA students, a graduate with the the Island Business concentration will be able to:     

  1. Discuss the roots of the current ecological, social, and economic challenges in Hawai’i.

  2. Apply the law and principles of Aloha to business decision-making and actions.

  3. Apply systems thinking to local and global island business issues, identifying  the features of healthy living systems.

  4. Engage sustainability principles in developing business strategies that foster sustainability in island environments.

In addition to the program learning outcomes identified for all MBA students, a graduate with the Not-for-Profit concentration will be able to:

1. Explain the distinguishing elements of not-for-profit organizations and their impact on organizational functions, operations, and strategy.
2. Explain the types of funding sources available to not-for -profit organization and how to effectively engage social enterprise models, government and philanthropic organizations to develop sources of revenue.

In addition to the MBA core, a graduate with a concentration in science and Technology Innovation will be able to:

1. Discuss the Science and Technology endeavor, through frameworks of the domain sciences, desirable impacts on society and opportunities for business development.
2. Describe the local, regional, and national S&T environments and the ecosystem of programs that seek to empower business in this sector.
3. Use advanced data analytics and visualization to support all aspects of business development.
4. Identify each stage on the S&T continuum and design appropriate operational approaches to use cases derived from each of these stages, with particular focus on the process of technology commercialization.