Learning Goals

Graduates of the Alberta School of Business are valued in the workplace and the community due to their exceptional and demanding training in all areas of Business, including the basics of Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management. But beyond that, they are valued for the skills they have acquired through a variety of core and elective coursework that promotes the Learning Goals of the BCom program. Students are challenged throughout their time in the program to develop skills beyond those required for specific coursework and to use those skills to grow into fully developed professionals.

Critical Thinking

Student will identify issues and explain why/how they are problems;  identify  contexts relevant to stakeholders; formulate point of view; acknowledge objections and rival positions; Identify and evaluate assumptions; evaluate evidence; and  thoroughly discusses implications, conclusions, and consequences.

Ethical Awareness

Student will identify personal core beliefs and their origins; identify underlying ethical concepts in a given scenario; comprehensively describe ethical issues in a complex context AND accurately and comprehensively identify cross-relationships among the issues; select and apply solutions to an ethical question and identify implications.

Global Awareness

Student will articulate the values of their own culture and others, and how social, political, economic and intergroup relations influence business and trade with other regions; Identify where he/she might need to adapt when doing business in a transnational setting; identify culturally sensitive adjustment options; Identify a cohesive set of steps or criteria he/she uses to analyze the dynamics in an interpersonal or intergroup transnational setting.

Oral Communication

Student will have a clear, complete thesis statement aligned with the body of the talk; purposeful and effective arrangement of events, ideas and/or details; clear conclusions; confident body language and good audience engagement.

Teamwork

Student will demonstrate clear, comprehensive, in-depth understanding of teamwork principles, and ability to generate good solutions; able to apply principles to achieve goals and fully engage team members.

Quantitative Skills

Student will have the ability to convert and explain information presented in mathematical forms; demonstrate accurate, full and complete explanations and implications of information; make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, while recognizing the limits of this analysis.

Written Communications

Student will have a clear, complete thesis statement aligned with the body of the paper; purposeful and effective arrangement of events, ideas and/or details; clear conclusions; tone mature and suitable for audience; writing is consistently logical with good relationships among ideas and argument.