Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1

Students of finance will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the facts and tools of inquiry relevant to the study of finance.
  • Students will demonstrate recall and the capacity to explain foundational accounting, economic, financial, and mathematical concepts and techniques.
  • Students will recognize and explain foundational accounting, economic, and financial theories.

Outcome 2

Students will apply foundational knowledge, use theory, and analyze evidence relevant to the study of financial issues and policies.
  • Students will engage in problem solving and analytical thinking that applies some or all of their foundational knowledge.
  • Students will evaluate appropriate theory and models to understand financial issues and policies.
  • Students will critically evaluate appropriate sources of quantitative and non-quantitative evidence.
  • Students will employ appropriate quantitative tools, including but not limited to software, to engage in the evaluation of evidence.

Outcome 3

Students will effectively communicate the theory and evidence employed in their analysis of finance-related problems through:
  • Students will create clearly written documentation of applications of theory and evaluations of evidence, with appropriate support from and documentation of evidence.
  • Students will create effective oral presentations either from individual projects or as part of a group‐based project.

Outcome 4

Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethics and values and understand the broader human implications of finance on the economy and individual lives.
  • Students will recognize and explain the ethical and/or human values associated with both the individual level and society level financial issues and policies.
  • Students will synthesize their understanding of ethical and/or human values in the exploration of financial decision-making, markets, and/or policies.