The Economics and Finance department of Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is committed to continuous improvement of its curriculum, services to students, and relationships with industry and alumni. Our mission statement defines our priorities as a department, and we conduct yearly surveys and other assessment activities to measure the level of success we achieve at accomplishing our mission.
We measure data from students, employers, and recruiters to ensure that we are truly a school of opportunity which prepares our students for successful careers and to make meaningful contributions to their communities. The faculty members of the department have developed a balanced scorecard management system that drives our assessment efforts. We measure our success in four areas: financial, customer, internal business processes, and learning and growth. The department also has well–defined learning goals and objectives. Each of these learning goals and objectives is mapped to specific courses within the core curriculum of the Economics and Finance department. Our success in meeting these objectives is constantly assessed through embedded assessment within courses, national testing, and through external assessment by industry experts, and employer feedback.
The outcomes data is reviewed by faculty members of the department. The school is successfully meeting its learning goals and fulfilling its mission. When outcome data suggests an opportunity for improvement, the department takes specific action and documents these data–based decisions.