Metropolitan State University’s College of Management values diversity, flexibility and applicable knowledge, as reflected in its Mission Statement:
The College of Management offers student-centered undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond. These programs are designed to serve a diverse student population with an applied, globally-oriented curriculum, empowering them to achieve career goals as ethical and strategic leaders and managers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Students are provided many options within the undergraduate and graduate programs. Each program identifies what graduates will be able to do by providing concrete statements of skills and knowledge, facilitating appropriate choices based on each student’s goals. In addition to these program level student learning outcomes, COM has identified these specific common outcomes for all undergraduates:
- Knowledge of the common body fields of business
- Ability to analyze impacts of internal and external influences on organizations
- Ability to solve problems and make decisions using appropriate information and technology
- Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
- Ability to communicate effectively: written
- Ability to communicate effectively: oral
- Understands ethical considerations of decisions and policies
Our faculty members are not only academically qualified and student-centered, most also have years of business and managerial experience in global companies or nonprofit organizations. This combination enables them to better help our students take the theory and apply it to practical situations in the “real world.” Most College of Management graduates are quickly hired by top businesses, governmental units and nonprofit organizations.
We invest in the success of our students. Our aim in the College of Management is to help all students become better business practitioners and managers. To improve the skills and knowledge of our graduates, we regularly assess our students’ learning. Current assessment results are available.
Three key metrics are used by the College of Management to track student how well we serve our students:
The College of Management's Baccalaureate and graduate degrees are candidates for accreditation by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).