Accreditation & Assurance of Learning

AACSBThe University of Dayton School of Business Administration (UD SBA) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Additional specialized AACSB International accreditation is held by the UD SBA Accounting Program.

The UD SBA is the premier AACSB-accredited business program in the greater Dayton area and one of only 736 accredited programs in 48 countries and territories – this is less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs. Only 182 institutions world-wide hold an additional AACSB accreditation for accounting programs.

Meeting AACSB standards is a measure of highest excellence and standards in curriculum, faculty, staff, facilities and student body. To achieve accreditation, business and accounting programs must satisfy the expectations of a wide range of quality standards relating to strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and staff with students in the educational process, and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

As part of our accreditation, we maintain a strong Assurance of Learning program that allows us to use well-documented, systematic processes for determining and achieving our degree program learning goals. Learning Goals are the educational expectations for our degree programs. They specify the intellectual and behavioral competencies our programs will instill in graduates.

Ud-sba undergraduate Learning Goals and learning objectives

(Approved by SBA Faculty October 2016)

Learning Goal 1: Our students will be knowledgeable of core business concepts.

     Objective 1: Our students will demonstrate knowledge of core concepts in business disciplines.
     Objective 2: Our students will articulate awareness of how an intercultural world affects business decision making.

Learning Goal 2: Our students will be ethical decision makers.

     Objective 1: Our students will apply an ethical decision-making model such as Catholic Social Teaching or sustainability to offer potential solutions to ethical dilemmas that arise in business practice.

Learning Goal 3: Our students will be entrepreneurial with their approach to problem solving.

     Objective 1: Our students will develop potential solutions to business or societal problems by identifying opportunities that draw upon a multi-disciplinary creative approach.

Learning Goal 4: Our students will be proficient in applying practical  business skills.

     Objective 1: Our students will serve as effective group members who contribute to team success.
     Objective 2: Our students will demonstrate ability to use technology to retrieve, structure, or analyze data to conduct research and make decisions.
     Objective 3: Our students will demonstrate ability to communicate effectively.

University of Dayton School of Business Administration Learning Goals – Graduate Program

Learning Goal 1: Students will have an ability to address business problems based on application of effective analysis/use of decision-making tools.

Learning Goal 2: Students will be able to integrate and apply knowledge from various perspectives and viewpoints to business strategy, problems and practice.

Learning Goal 3: Students will be able to effectively use skills appropriate to managing and leading.

Learning Goal 4: Students will demonstrate understanding of importance & scope of ethical behavior in personal/professional context.