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Learning Outcomes Guide

Cascading Outcomes

Outcomes have a cascading effect. Each one is tied to the major, speciality and the program outcomes in order for it to be measurable.

Take a look at the following example:

Program Outcome for the BBA:

  • To create data driven resolutions to business problems.

Major Outcome for Accounting:

  • To prepares financial statements according to GAP.

Speciality Outcome for Internal Auditing:

  • Describe the major concepts, theories and practices of internal control.

Course Learning Outcome for ACCT 320

  • Recommend enhanced internal control procedures.


  • Remember to use the common language of your department in assessment. If you deviate from this language, others participating in your assessment could easily become confused, and the process will become cumbersome.