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Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business

Luter Fast Facts and Outcomes

The Luter School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business.

At the Luter School of Business, our mission is to develop undergraduate students intellectually, professionally, and personally through a rigorous liberal arts-based, applications-intense program that distinguishes them as critical thinkers, collaborative problem-solvers, articulate communicators, and ethical business leaders who possess the multidisciplinary competencies and specialized skills necessary to positively impact their community, the region, nation and the global economy.

The Luter School of Business is a two-year program for juniors and seniors. Admission is competitive, and requires completion of a series of preparatory coursework and a minimum GPA. Once admitted, students declare a major in accounting, finance, management or marketing.

Number of Students by Major

Number of students by major
Year Accounting Finance Management Marketing Total
2018-19 93 88 90 88 359
2017-18 114 90 95 101 400
2016-17 98 83 83 105 369
2015-16 91 60 74 98 323
2014-15 90 38 85 74 287
2013-14 93 36 87 58 274
2012-13 85 38 71 70 264
2011-12 73 29 70 68 240
2010-11 78 28 61 55 222

Number of Graduates by Major

Number of graduates by major
Year Accounting Finance Management Marketing Total
2018-19 46 39 42 43 170
2017-18 51 46 45 55 197
2016-17 47 37 38 50 172
2015-16 44 23 36 48 151
2014-15 46 15 49 26 136
2013-14 47 21 38 32 138
2012-13 38 17 33 38 126
2011-12 35 12 37 30 114
2010-11 43 16 24 25 108

The Luter School of Business mission drives the curriculum. Program learning goals are derived from the mission objectives of students becoming critical thinkers; articulate communicators and ethical business leaders; achieving multidisciplinary competencies across the core business subjects and acquiring specialized skills in their major fields of study. Assurance of Learning (AoL) is a top priority for the Luter School. We focus our assessment around four key goals that include both formative and summative measures:

Goal 1 – Business Fundamentals: Students will understand and be able to apply core business fundamentals.

Learning objectives:

  • Students will understand discipline-specific terms and concepts.
  • Students will be able to integrate and apply discipline-specific concepts to formulate business strategies.

Goal 2 – Critical Thinking: Students will have the analytical skills necessary to identify and resolve problems and make decisions based on available information.

Learning objectives:

  • Students will be able to recognize and define a problem and identify the information and tools required to solve it.

  • Students will be able to apply appropriate analytical techniques to a given business situation, evaluate alternatives and determine a course of action.

Goal 3 – Communication: Students will be effective communicators.

Learning objectives:

  • Students will be able to write a well-researched business analysis in a coherent and effective manner. Assessment: Writing assignments in each of the four major capstone courses using a common rubric.

  • Students will demonstrate their skills in organizing a presentation properly, speaking effectively and thinking critically.

Goal 4 – Ethics: Students will have the ability to recognize, understand, and evaluate issues and situations in order to identify courses of action that will potentially result in ethical outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Students will be able to recognize and understand ethical dilemmas.

  • Students will be able to apply ethical principles in making decisions.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a recognition of the potential impact of their decisions.

Course-Embedded Benchmarks

Course-embedded assessment allows us to trace learning goals and objectives directly to the source material. This provides us with enriched assessment data and evidence to suggest that course offerings are meeting the requirements of student learning and achievement. The Assessment Committee in conjunction with the Curriculum Committee develops rubrics for faculty to use in collecting assessment data.

National Standardized Testing

The Luter School of Business participates in national standardized testing by the Master Field Test (MFT) for Business. This test provides comparison data for over 500 institutions worldwide. The MFT reports data for nine disciplines. Each year faculty review the data relative to their discipline and note any discernible trends. The Assessment Committee in conjunction with the Curriculum Committee discuss the MFT results and suggest changes to the AoL plan, as necessary. For the past several years, Luter students have performed well above the national average.

MFT Results
Year CNU Luter School Average Score National Percentile
2017-18 159.8 93%
2016-17 162 97%
2015-16 163 98%
2014-15 164 98%
2013-14 159.3 86%
2012-13 158.2 86%
2011-12 159.3 89%
2010-11 160.8 93%

Closing the Loop

Each year the faculty meets for a full-day summit at which the assessment results for the learning goals are reviewed and action items are identified and assigned as appropriate to core course coordinators, the Luter Curriculum Committee or an ad hoc committee to address a particular issue. Following the summit, the faculty assigned to these items gather the necessary information and make recommendations to the full faculty to close the loop on the curricular issues identified at the summit.

Christopher Newport University’s Center for Career Planning collects data from each graduating class. The Luter School of Business results are listed below. “FTE” refers to the percentage of students employed full time, and “Career Outcome” includes the percentage of students employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.

Student Career Outcomes by Major
2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
FTE Career Outcome FTE Career Outcome FTE Career Outcome FTE Career Outcome FTE Career Outcome
Accounting 74.5% 100.0% 65.0% 97.5% 60.7% 96.4% 69.2% 97.4% 64.9% 94.6%
Finance 90.9% 97.7% 90.0% 100.0% 81.2% 93.7% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Management 81.4% 97.0% 79.3% 93.1% 90.5% 100.0% 82.1% 89.8% 88.9% 91.7%
Marketing 84.0% 98.0% 88.1% 97.6% 77.4% 87.1% 87.4% 93.7% 88.9% 88.9%
Total 82.6% 98.4% 80.1% 97.1% 76.1% 93.8% 80.3% 94.3% 85.7% 93.8%
Knowledge Rate 184/197 = 93.4% 141/172 = 82% 96/151 = 63.6% 107/136 = 78.7% 116/137 = 84.7%
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