AACSB International

The College of Business at Iowa State University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Learn more about AACSB accreditation at www.aacsb.edu.


Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Assessment of Learning

Undergraduate Assessment of Learning

The undergraduate program in the College of Business has seven learning outcomes. By graduation, undergraduate students will have demonstrated: 

  1. An understanding of general business knowledge
  2. The ability to recognize ethical, legal & global implications in business decision making
  3. The ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) formats
  4. The ability to use quantitative & analytical methods to address unstructured business problems
  5. The ability to apply critical thinking to business issues
  6.  The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  7. The ability to recognize the benefits & challenges of diversity

Learning outcomes 1 – 5 are measured using course embedded exercises, assignments, quiz questions, or exam questions that are graded and used as part of the student’s grade. Learning objective 6 is measured through a peer assessment of teammates on group projects. Learning objective 7 is measured as part of a survey designed to assess students’ attitudes toward diversity.