In 2010, our community - faculty, staff, students and alumni - came together to identify seven key learning outcomes that every Ashesi graduate must achieve after completing their education at Ashesi. An additional goal was included in 2017, after broad stakeholder engagement. These learning goals guide our curriculum and co-curricular programmes, and spread across all majors at Ashesi.

  • 1. Ethics & Civic Engagement Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is an ethical, responsible and engaged member of his/her community.

    • Demonstrates concern for others
    • Has the courage to be ethical and demand ethical behaviour from his/her peers
    • Does the right thing when nobody is looking.
  • 2. Critical Thinking Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is able to apply critical thinking and quantitative reasoning to approach complex problems.

    • Demonstrates skills in data analysis and modeling
    • Sees things from multiple perspectives
    • Has awareness of a broad range of concepts and ideas that have personal, local and global significance
  • 3. Communication Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is an excellent communicator in a variety of forms.

  • 4. Leadership & Teamwork Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is adept at leading and functioning in teams.

    • Demonstrates confidence and humility
    • Has good interpersonal skills and engages fully with members of a team
    • Is organized and able to plan and follow through on complex projects


  • 5. Innovation and Action Open or Close

    An Ashesi student takes intellectual risks and demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 6. Curiosity & Skill Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is inquisitive and confident, has breadth of knowledge, and has attained a high level of mastery in his/her chosen field.

    • Probes deeply and continuously in a chosen field
    • Keeps an open mind
    • Shows confidence but never feels he/she knows it all
    • Demonstrates awareness of global and multicultural issues


  • 7. Technological Competence Open or Close

    An Ashesi student is an effective and flexible user of technology.


  • 8. Professionalism Open or Close

    An Ashesi student: 

    • Honors contracts and commitments, and adheres to professional standards
    • Is respectful of people, time, and resources
    • Executes responsibilities with excellence
    • Takes ownership of his/her own development and decisions