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The Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) Graduate Outcomes for Bachelor Degree Programmes

3-year Bachelor Programmes (in these programmes, students follow a defined sequence of courses linked to a particular choice of majors and/or minors):

Bachelor of Arts

Politics Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Analyse the function of, and power dynamics between, political institutions and actors;
  2. Relate relevant theories and concepts to Pacific and global politics;
  3. Evaluate key debates on situations and trends in politics and international relations;
  4. Present a well-reasoned case based on critical appraisal and effective use of sources;
  5. Communicate political analysis effectively to academic and other audiences.

Bachelor of Commerce

Accounting Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Evaluate / Judge / Test arguments, ideas and theories;
  2. Demonstrate a disposition and capacity to undertake career long independent learning in the field of accounting;
  3. Discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information in framing decisions;
  4. Address real world problems irrespective of whether they can be resolved by reductionism or not;
  5. Apply knowledge, principles and skills embodied in the curriculum of the accounting major appropriately and accurately;
  6. Formulate efficiently and effectively communicate accounting information to users of such information;
  7. Apply the regulatory framework for financial reporting;
  8. Exercise professional judgment in applying accounting policies in the framing of financial reports;
  9. Critically appraise financial social and environmental accounting practices employed by entities;
  10. Assess the relevance and capacity for practical application of current and evolving global accounting practices in South Pacific Island economies;
  11. Demonstrate levels of post conventional moral reasoning (as per Kolberg's hierarchy) in the conduct of their daily lives;
  12. Articulate, observe and apply principles of good governance;
  13. Make proficient use of information systems in organisations and make critical decisions relating to the use of information technology in organisations.

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Verify and apply knowledge and skills relevant in agricultural production in the Pacific Island countries;
  2. Devise knowledge and skills in managing different agricultural production and marketing systems in the Pacific Island countries;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant for agricultural research in the Pacific Island countries;
  4. Design training and appropriate information on materials for farmers and other stakeholders in the Pacific Island countries.

Banking Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the relevance and importance of a well-functioning banking and financial system in the growth and development of Pacific Island economies (P1);
  2. Discuss the importance and contribution of law in facilitating commerce (P2);
  3. Measure and evaluate the financial performance of banks (P3);
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate financial models and techniques to ensure effective management of banks, in the context of highly volatile and unpredictable environments (P4);
  5. Exercise socially responsible, professional and ethical judgments in resolving critical bank management
  6. Apply relevant principles and practices that will contribute to the good and sound governance of banks (P6).

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply critically economic theories, concepts and techniques to suggest solutions to economic issues;
  2. Analyse and interpret economic data critically using numerical and statistical techniques;
  3. Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and communicate it in appropriate formats;
  4. Evaluate economic policies and contribute to solving socio-economic problems in the Pacific and beyond;
  5. Communicate economic concepts and solutions effectively to different audiences in a range of contexts.

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Finance Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Explain finance related concepts and their applications in practice;
  2. Apply the concept of time value of money in calculating present and accumulated values of various streams of cash flows and reversions;
  3. Discuss the mechanisms of financial markets, institutions and instruments and their roles in facilitating the goals of economic growth and development;
  4. Analyse corporationsí financial needs, risks and benefits;
  5. Apply financial planning and financial management skills on personal, institutional and international levels using critical thinking skills, research skills and information and communication technology;
  6. Make investment, financing and profit allocation decisions or recommendations professionally and ethically for small enterprises as well as public companies;
  7. Evaluate and measure portfolio and investment risks and employ basic derivative securities in financial risk management.

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Appraise the importance of various Employment Relations operations in the private and public sectors in the Pacific Region;
  2. Examine the professional and ethical relationships of HRM-related policy, legislation, regulations, rules, procedures and practices;
  3. Analyse the skills needed to resolve employer-employee disputes within various kinds or organizations;
  4. Develop collaborative competencies required to analyze current and merging industrial issues at local, national and regional levels;
  5. Construct a variety of HRM/ER documents pertaining to personal and performance management operations.

International Business and Marketing (IBM) Graduate Outcomes

All IBM students are expected to effectively acquire (1) Academic Knowledge; (2) technical competency; (3) research literacy; (4) management skills; and (5) leadership capacity by successfully practicing these programme outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate how to identify attractive markets, marketing institutions and international marketing opportunities;
  2. Determine entry-level marketing skills needed in the public and private sectors in the Pacific Region and globally;
  3. Examine the global environment of business and its multicultural issues, standards, and relationships;
  4. Synthesize cross-cultural theories, principles methodologies and practices for the betterment of a global society;
  5. Assess the analytical thinking skills necessary to develop sound business and marketing decisions.

Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply critically, knowledge and skills that are informed by theoretical perspectives, pertaining to the operation and management of the tourism/hospitality industry in the Pacific region and internationally;
  2. Evaluate the environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues affecting the operations and management of tourism/hospitality in developing countries in the Pacific region and internationally;
  3. Discuss critically, the relationship between the tourism/hospitality industry and the role of different stakeholders;
  4. Apply critically, marketing and management principles to tourism/hospitality products and services;
  5. Design a tourism/hospitality enterprise that is ethical, sustainable, financially viable and culturally appropriate;
  6. Work autonomously and flexibly, individually and in teams, to apply the theoretical, practical and professional skills in tourism/hospitality management, learnt in internships and the programme;
  7. Communicate effectively in a wide range of tourism/hospitality settings in a manner and language that is appropriate for a local and/or international audience and context;
  8. Design academic research using appropriate methods and processes, presenting findings in the required format;
  9. Apply critically, the theoretical knowledge and skills for the sustainable and ethical use of tourism resources as a tool for development.

Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Bachelor of Commerce (Land Management) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply theoretical and research-informed knowledge to different areas of land management practice such as land tenure, land building economics, and planning with particular reference to the development of a sustainable Pacific region;
  2. Employ technical skills related to land management, land use planning and development;
  3. Apply principles, concepts, theories and methods related to property investment, development, valuation, management and marketing transactions in the workplace and other contexts;
  4. Utilise the financial, mathematical and technical competencies related to property investment, management, development, and valuation;
  5. Interpret appropriate legislation, legal measures, and legal research related to land and development matters;
  6. Conduct research in land management and development, following all the stages of the academic research process;
  7. Adhere to ethical and professional standards in academic and workplace contexts;
  8. Communicate effectively orally and in writing in land management and property matters in appropriate language and formats, and in different contexts.

Bachelor of Commerce (Land Management) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Management and Public Administration Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Evaluate relevant management research, theories, applications and practices;
  2. Review the distinctions between individual, group and organizational behaviors;
  3. Compare ethical management and leadership strategies in the private sector and how it applies to the Pacific Region;
  4. Determine the inter-relatedness of business, financial and strategic planning;
  5. Examine the importance of strategic and operations management for small, medium and large companies in the Pacific Region.

Bachelor of Commerce (Official Statistics) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply core knowledge of different areas of statistics such as economic, demographic, social and environmental statistics to a range of contexts in the Pacific region;
  2. Apply all stages of the statistical cycle for producing Official Statistics, utilising different frameworks;
  3. Access, evaluate and integrate information from different data sources;
  4. Analyse and interpret Official Statistics, disseminating findings in appropriate contexts and modes;
  5. Design and manage a range of projects in statistical contexts relevant to the Pacific region, individually and collaboratively;
  6. Apply key statistical packages to analyse survey and census data;
  7. Use ICT effectively to manage the Official Statistics processes;
  8. Practise professionalism, ethics, communication and collaboration skills throughout the statistical processes.

Bachelor of Commerce (Official Statistics) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Population Studies and Demography Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Appraise the various sources of demographic and human development data;
  2. Apply the appropriate conceptual and theoretical framework to address population related issues;
  3. Appraise demographic characteristics, trends and issues for Pacific and other developing countries;
  4. Synthesize the relationships between Population and Demography and the economy, society and environment;
  5. Use Demographic methods and techniques to develop decision-making frameworks in Pacific Countries and beyond.