Writing program/course outcomes for an MA “Higher Education Management” program


  • Natela Doghonadze International Black Sea University
  • Ekaterine Pipia International Black Sea University


learning outcomes, student-centered teaching, curriculum, syllabus, intended audience, shareholders


The article is dedicated to the issue of working out a cycle of writing and improving learning outcomes (LOs) to a program/course. Definition,the need in, the factors determining the quality of LOs, the top-down / bottom-up approach to writing learning outcomes are discussed. The case of writing LOs for an MA at International Black Sea University involved in a TEMPUS project MAHATMA: Master of Higher Education:Developing leaders for managing educational transformation is described. A conclusion is made that, to be student centered, writing learn-ing outcomes should be a continuous and sophisticated process of collecting, interpreting and acting on information relating to the goals.

Author Biographies

Natela Doghonadze, International Black Sea University

Vice-rector, IBSU

Ekaterine Pipia, International Black Sea University

Assoc. Prof.