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Mission and Learning Outcomes

Mission

The Elmhurst University Department of Business and Economics consists of dedicated and experienced faculty who foster student learning and personal growth. Our graduates will be engaged global citizens uniquely prepared to add value to the workplace and society. We are student-centered and want to assure they have the necessary competencies for a successful career, lifelong learning and the ability to improve the world.

Vision

Transforming students into global professionals willing to impact the status quo.

Program Entry Requirements

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to programs in Business and Economics. Admission to the Business and Economic programs requires:

Incoming First-Year Students
  • Overall High School GPA 2.75 or better
  • A least three years of High School mathematics
  • Or with the Department Chair approval
Transfer Students with at Least 16 Semester Hours of Transfer Credit
  • Overall transfer GPA 2.75 or better
  • Completion of MTH 111 Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Applications or the equivalent with a C or better
  • Completion of ENG 106 Composition II or the equivalent with a C or better
  • Or with the Department Chair approval

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The student has a basic knowledge of the content of functional areas of business.
  2. The student is able to interpret numerical data and solve problems using quantitative methods.
  3. The student is able to leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The student also demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
  4. The student is able to demonstrate sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. To do so the student is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
  5. The student is able to effectively and articulate thoughts and ideas in written, oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization individually and in teams.
  6. The student demonstrates personal accountability and effective work habits. Also, the student understands the role of integrity and ethical behavior relative to the larger community.
  7. The student demonstrates openness and the willingness to value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.
  8. The student is able to work within a team structure, build collaborative relationships with diverse individuals, leverage other individual’s strengths, and manage conflict.
  9. The student is able to leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.
  10. The student is able to explore job options, understands and can take steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

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