BSBA Program Learning Goals
Graduates of the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration should achieve the following learning outcomes in the four broad components of the BSBA program (major, electives, core and foundations):
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in at least one academic/career focus through completion of majors, certificates, minors and electives.
Demonstrate what every BSBA graduate is expected to know about business and management at graduation. This literacy is developed in courses taught in CBA and in particular courses required of all students and offered by the School of Arts and Sciences.
Demonstrate competency in the fundamentals of analyzing problems and making decisions with standard business data and data sources using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Demonstrate competency in interpersonal skills, including concise and persuasive written and presentation communication.
Demonstrate competency in applying acquired knowledge and skills in real-world situations.
Acquire a basic knowledge of at least one nation, region or culture in areas such as language, history, political systems, literature and artistic expression.
Acquire an exposure to the knowledge and methodologies used to explore natural, individual, social and cultural phenomena.
Students preparing for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam will need to complete 150 total credit hours. These credits may be completed through the BSBA program and/or through the MS in Accounting program. Particular CPA Exam requirements vary by state. Academic Advisors and members of the Accounting faculty provide guidance to students preparing for the CPA exam, but students are responsible for confirming with the appropriate state board of accountancy that all educational and experiential requirements are met.