The case method is used to provide an objective assessment of how well the goals of the MBA program are being accomplished.
The Consortium has developed a set of knowledge and skill goals that students are expected to achieve by completion of the required core program. Students respond to one case within a given time period at the end of Module Four; this case and its questions were designed so that successful completion indicates that students either meet or exceed expectations.
Three independent assessors read student responses and, applying a consistent grading rubric, determine which, if any, areas are problematic to individual students. The faculty believe strongly that they should work with students who have multiple problem areas until they can demonstrate an understanding of these goals.
The assessors also identify, based on the overall results, if there are areas of instruction where improvements are warranted within the program.