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Tepper School of Business – Learning Objectives Samples

45-908 Dynamic Asset Management (complete set)

The student successfully completing this course should be able to:

  • Set up and solve linear, quadratic, and stochastic optimization problems that fit an investor's goals and constraints (e.g., short-term time horizon, long-term time horizon, dynamic consumption).
  • Describe the role of estimation errors, taxes, and transaction costs in portfolio construction and discuss their implications.

70-345 Business Presentations (complete set)

When you leave this course, provided you apply yourself throughout the semester, you should be able to:

  • Plan presentations based on audience needs and expectations.
  • Synthesize information and ideas from multiple texts and sources.
  • Develop style and tone appropriate for the situation.
  • Project personal credibility and professionalism.
  • Incorporate effective visual aid support.
  • Articulate a variety of ideas and attitudes.
  • Deliver oral presentations.
  • Critique communication using a standardized evaluation process to assess your own and others’ presentations (e.g., classmates and future employees).

70-371 Production/Operations Management (Vince Slaugh) (complete set)

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Define operations management in terms and high level concepts.
  • Employ mathematical analysis of basic operations management models.
  • Assess the strengths and limitations of those models for a given business problem.
  • Design new and redesign existing operations for a given business problem.

70-455 Information Resources Management (Bob Monroe) (complete set)

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Analyze a business situation to determine information management need.
  • Design a database to address those needs.
  • Write SQL queries to retrieve information from a relational database.
  • Describe how to use data warehouses, OLAP, and reporting tools to create Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence Systems.
  • Explain and apply data mining concepts.
  • Scope, set up, secure, and administer a relational database management system.

73-148 Environmental Economics (complete set)

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. To apply microeconomic principles (a) to explain why environmental problems occur and (b) to determine economically efficient allocations of environmental resources;
  2. To use microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts to evaluate the consequences of public policies that are intended to improve the use of environmental resources;
  3. examine the substantial uncertainties that inherently limit knowledge about environmental resources and the consequences of their use;
  4. To analyze how such uncertainties limit the practical feasibility of implementing theoretically efficient principles and policies; and
  5. To consider alternative public policies that might achieve superior allocations of environmental resources in practice.

73-352 Public Economics (excerpt)

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Synthesize and integrate the material learned in their previous microeconomics coursework into more complex microeconomic models;
  2. Be able to identify the characteristics of public goods and how they differ from private goods;
  3. Apply the economics concepts of efficiency and equity to evaluate government policy;
  4. Apply the economic concepts to evaluate the extent to which government should interfere in markets;
  5. Identify characteristics of market failures and from where they come; and
  6. Apply mechanism design (e.g., tax policy, etc.) to regulate market failures.