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Mission and Learning Outcomes


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.


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

Learning Outcomes

Basic Skills and Theoretical Foundations

  • Basic knowledge and skills in business and business-related areas that are widely transferable and that serve as a foundation for lifelong professional development
  • Ability to interpret numerical data and solve problems using quantitative methods
  • Ability to view business operations conceptually
  • Computer literacy with a focus on applications
  • Commitment to the development of cultural and intercultural competence to enhance the knowledge, attitude, skills and protocols an individual will need to work effectively in a global and diverse business environment Social Skills
  • Preparation for and appreciation of the need for and the value of continuing study and learning
  • An appreciation or understanding of the ethical and societal implications of decision making
  • Ability to behave with professional and ethical standards

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Ability to apply theories, methods and frameworks to the analysis of issues and problems
  • Ability to integrate theories, methods and frameworks of business and economics disciplines to analyze issues and problems
  • Ability to conduct cogent problem-solving analysis
  • Ability to think critically

Communication Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking
  • Ability to prepare and present a well-organized and systematically researched project or paper
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze, paraphrase and draw inferences from written material

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