College Wide Learning Goals

All students at King’s College, regardless of their individual majors, participate in the Core Curriculum. It is, as its name implies, central to all undergraduate degrees at King’s College. It lays the foundation for a liberal education that will be reinforced in the major program and continued throughout life.

Core courses comprise a common educational experience that seeks to develop a community of learners; enhance learning through the sharing of viewpoints and ideas; and encourage a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit, discovery, and transmission of that knowledge and truth essential to intellectual growth, moral maturity, and personal fulfillment.

Core courses are broadly based so that fundamental aspects of human experience are approached from diverse viewpoints represented by a variety of disciplines. This breadth offers students the opportunity to engage with differing methodologies in order to see continuity and connections between academic disciplines and bodies of knowledge.

The goals of the Core Curriculum at King’s are can be found to the following link https://www.kings.edu/academics/essentials/core

William G. McGowan School of Business Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Values Statement and Learning Goals

MISSION STATEMENT

The William G. McGowan School of Business seeks to develop in its students the professional knowledge and skills needed to function successfully in the dynamic environments of business with a commitment to exercising their professional responsibilities in an ethical and socially responsible manner in a global marketplace.

To achieve its Mission, the William G. McGowan School of Business:

  • Draws primarily traditional undergraduate students from the Mid-Atlantic region and students for the specialized certificate and master’s degree in Health Care Administration regionally, nationally and globally and supports the educational tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross in educating both the hearts and mind of students.
  • Faculty provides a vital component in achieving our career focused and lifelong learning oriented student centered learning goals through mentorship, teaching, scholarship, and service activities.
  • Faculty maintains proficiency in their fields and teaching through pedagogical and applied research and by sharing their business expertise in private, public, and philanthropic endeavors.

VISION STATEMENT

The William G. McGowan School of Business seeks to be a leader in undergraduate business education in the Middle Atlantic Region and specialized graduate education in Health Care Administration in the Catholic tradition in the Middle Atlantic Region and in the distance (online) learning format.

VALUES STATEMENT

“Society has a greater need for people of values than it has for scholars.  Knowledge itself does not bring about positive values, but positive values do influence knowledge.” From Christian Education (1854) By Fr. Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

LEARNING GOALS

BACHELOR of SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

LEARNING GOAL 1 – Effective Communications – A student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be an effective communicator.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    •  (A) Prepare and properly deliver a complete, concise business presentation.
    •  (B) Prepare and properly format a complete, concise business document.

LEARNING GOAL 2 – Information Literacy - A student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should possess information literacy.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our student to be able to:
    • (A) Determines the extent of information needed to accomplish a specific purpose.
    • (B) Access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
    • (C) Evaluate information and its sources critically.
    • (D) Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

LEARNING GOAL 3 - Ethically and Socially Responsible - A student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be ethically and socially responsible.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    • (A) Develop a familiarity with several theories of morality and the basic principles of the Catholic social tradition.
    • (B) Develop the capacity to implement ethical decisions.

LEARNING GOAL 4 - Professional Knowledge – A student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be professionally knowledgeable.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    • (A) Acquire functional knowledge of current business topics, practices and theory and apply basic business concepts to contemporary business issues.
    • (B) Understand the strategic value of information and the process of managing business information to add value to the business.

MASTER of science IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

 

LEARNING GOAL 1 – Effective Communications – A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be an effective communicator.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    •  (A) Prepare and properly deliver a complete, concise presentation related to health care administration.
    •  (B) Prepare and properly format a complete, concise document related to health care administration.

LEARNING GOAL 2 – Problem Solving - A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be a problem solver.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our student to be able to:
    • (A) Identify and analyze alternatives and recommend a course of action in unstructured health care administration problems.

 

LEARNING GOAL 3 - Ethically and Socially Responsible - A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be ethically and socially responsible.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    • (A) Develop a familiarity with several theories of morality and the basic principles of the Catholic social tradition.
    • (B) Develop the capacity to implement ethical decisions.

LEARNING GOAL 4 - Professional Knowledge – A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be professionally knowledgeable.

  • Learning Objectives:  We want our students to be able to:
    • (A) Acquire functional knowledge of current health care administration topics, practices and theory and apply basic health care administration concepts to contemporary issues.
    • (B) Understand the strategic value of information and the process of managing information to add value to the health care organization.

In reviewing, evaluating, and creating the above student learning goals of the School of Business the process followed was to create learning goals that derive from and are consonant with the school's mission, expected outcomes, and strategies. The curricula management processes that are utilized as a result of the assurance of learning process are guided by the school’s mission, expected outcomes, and strategies and the processes align the curricula for all programs with the school’s mission, expected outcomes, and strategies.

In constructing the learning goals for both undergraduate and graduate studies the mission statement was divided into elements that would influence student outcomes.  The elements were then related to learning goals at the graduate and undergraduate level  and are reported in the table below based upon mission alignment.

In constructing the learning goals the School of Business was mindful that different learning modes create the need to provide the assurance that students receive the same quality instruction and outcomes.  To this end the School of Business faculty in the Health Care Administration Program created a distance education policy to insure that substantial equivalency existed between the distance education format of a course and the traditional face-to-face versions.  Once adopted by the School of Business the College Curriculum and Teaching Committee vetted this document and after receiving input from the a wide range of stakeholders adopted a campus wide policy.