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Learning Goals and Objectives

The FSB has five learning goals. The goals describe what we would like all of our students to achieve by graduation. For each learning goal we have articulated multiple specific and measurable objectives.


Learning Goal 1: Critical & Creative Thinking


Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University will deploy the concepts and skills necessary to analyze and evaluate information and to make informed, creative decisions in complex, data rich, ambiguous environments.

  • Learning Objective 1: Students will render data into useful information for problem solving.
  • Learning Objective 2: Students will develop creative solutions to business problems.
  • Learning Objective 3: Students will be able to adapt their thinking appropriately for various contexts.

Learning Goal 2: Technology


Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University will be able to use data rich analytical techniques, technological tools, and computational thinking.

  • Learning Objective 1: Students will apply computational thinking to business problems and draw relevant conclusions/insights.
  • Learning Objective 2: Students will apply appropriate technological tools in support of business decision-making.

Learning Goal 3: Communication & Collaboration


Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University will be skilled communicators who adapt to changing purposes, audiences, and contexts, work well in teams, and use multiple media to communicate in digital, global networks.

  • Learning Objective 1: Students will produce professional communications that are effective for audience, purpose, context, and media.
  • Learning Objective 2: Students will use appropriate technologies for the design, development, and delivery of communications.
  • Learning Objective 3: Students will engage others (e.g., colleagues, collaborators, audiences, communities) to foster productive professional communications and interactions.

Learning Goal 4: Globalization and Diversity


Students will be prepared to function effectively in a competitive business environment because of their awareness and understanding of diversity and its implications for doing business, and their ability to develop solutions to business opportunities and challenges in a global environment.

  • Learning Objective 1: Students will diagnose the extent to which diversity and culture have an impact on business operations and decisions.
  • Learning Objective 2: Students will adapt their analyses of business opportunities and challenges to incorporate a global perspective.

Learning Goal 5: Ethics


Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University will deploy the concepts and skills necessary to make ethical decisions in complex, ambiguous environments.

  • Learning Objective 1: Students will recognize ethical issues in business situations.
  • Learning Objective 2: Students will apply ethical frameworks to business problems.
  • Learning Objective 3: Students will describe the ethical consequences of decision alternatives.