Program Evaluation

Measuring Up

When choosing an undergraduate business administration program, student comparison data from a variety of business programs may help you in the decision process. At Colby-Sawyer, student success is regularly assessed through internship evaluations, competency exams, and the rate at which students secure jobs or go on to graduate school.

Dare to Compare

One of Colby-Sawyer’s most important metrics for determining program quality is the internship supervisor evaluation. These evaluations reflect student performance in the workplace during their required 200+ hour internship. All evaluation questions are important, but the college takes special interest in how students compare to interns from other institutions.

Since 2009, Colby-Sawyer business administration majors have performed well above average or greater in all categories surveyed.

Business administration majors also complete a national Peregrine competency exam during their final semester to compare the knowledge of Colby-Sawyer’s graduating seniors to those from other institutions.

In 2017, Colby-Sawyer business administration majors performed better than average in all categories compared to students from other Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP) institutions.

The 2018 graduates are comprised of students from the healthcare management major, business administration, and the four available concentrations in the business major: sustainability, accounting/finance, marketing and management.

The ultimate measure of Colby-Sawyer student’s performance is the ability to secure jobs or attend graduate schools after graduation.

Employed or in Grad School by Major 2014 2015 2016
B.S. Business Administration 94% 94% 100%
B.S. Health Care Management 100% 100% 86%

Accreditation Matters

Colby-Sawyer’s Business Administration Department is approved by the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring that Colby-Sawyer’s programs provide you with the skills employers want. As a leading specialized accreditation association for business education, ACBSP supports, celebrates and rewards teaching excellence and certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the college’s business programs meet rigorous educational standards.