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MSA Learning Goals

The student learning goals for Babson’s MSA program are consistent with the College mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.

Babson regularly assesses these learning goals as part of its commitment to continuous program improvement. Babson MSA graduates are competent in the following:

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting

Babson MSA graduates create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Global Perspective

Babson MSA graduates recognize and evaluate global opportunities while incorporating cultural context and complexities associated with managing in a global environment.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Babson MSA graduates are prepared to recognize and respond to ethical questions encountered in the practice of accounting. They identify and apply legal and professional ethical standards applicable to the accounting profession, identify ethical concerns in situations commonly faced by accountants, identify alternative decisions in analyzing an ethical dilemma, identify the impacts of business actions on external shareholders, and demonstrate the ability and inclination to make decisions based on stated personal and professional values.

Technical Skills in Accounting

Babson MSA graduates are technically competent in accounting. They identify, comprehend, and apply appropriate professional accounting rules and standards. They understand current issues and emerging trends in accounting.

Communication Skills

Babson MSA graduates are proficient business communicators. They communicate logically, clearly, and persuasively in spoken, written, and visual form. They understand the importance of good communication in the world of business and apply accepted norms and forms in business writing.