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Degree Program:  Master of Science - Accounting

Goal 3:  The student will be a critical thinker and a problem solver.


Did Not Meet Expectations
Limited Accomplishment


1  2  3


Some Problems
Needs Improvement

4  5  6


Met Expectations
Considerable Expertise Shown
With Project

7  8  9


Direct or indirect measurement and/or measurement links


Assessment assigned to learning objective

The graduate will be able to identify and frame problems involving accounting issues.
(ACCT 7120, 6241, 7610)


Does not identify the key decision variables and their relationships. Recognizes most of the key decision variables and has familiarity with issues specifically illustrated in textbooks. Identifies subtle and forward-looking issues and aspects of business problems not explicitly laid out in textbooks.

ACCT 7120
Team Debate

ACCT 7610
Term project

ACCT 6241-




The graduate will be able to formulate and defend an effective strategy for solving problems.
(ACCT 7120, 7610, 6211, 7511)
Develop and defend a strategy, but includes misconceptions about an important tool or framework needed to solve the problem is missing. Develop and defend a satisfactory strategy to solve the problem, but one or more of the key strategy elements related to the core problem are missing. Develop a complete strategy and include all needed key elements needed to solve the problem.  Defend the position that the strategy can be used to effectively solve the problem. ACCT 7120 Team Debate

ACCT 7610 Term project

ACCT 6211- Presentation

ACCT 7511- Presentation 


Benchmark:  Recommendation for improvement will be made for each objective where assessment of learning does not include 70 percent or more of students assessed in the Exemplary category based on the learning outcome rubric scale.



Assessment - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - The University of Memphis