School of Business Mission and Vision Statement
The School of Business will be students’ preferred choice for a high-quality business education delivered in a liberal-arts environment.
The School of Business graduates ethically-aware prospective business and civic leaders who are effective communicators, team leaders, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.
We fulfill the mission by:
- Admitting high-potential students from the Midwest and beyond;
- Offering programs that embrace the knowledge, skills, and perspectives of the liberal arts;
- Using effective teaching and learning strategies with appropriate technologies to prepare students for rapidly evolving business careers;
- Engaging with business professionals, civic leaders, and community members to enhance student learning and readiness for the workforce, and;
- Emphasizing faculty scholarly activity related to contributions to practice and teaching/learning with a secondary emphasis on discipline-based scholarship.
- Student Learning
- Faculty use effective pedagogies to address the varied learning styles of students.
- Assignments, projects, and other learning activities reinforce the development of creative and critical-thinking skills, effective communication skills, technological proficiency, ethical awareness, and life-long learning.
- Faculty members maintain high standards of achievement for student performance.
- Students demonstrate high levels of achievement on learning outcomes through course performance and results on nationally-normed examinations.
- Faculty members demonstrate excellence through their teaching and learning, scholarship impacting practice and pedagogy, and service to the profession and community.
- Faculty exercise responsible stewardship of the curriculum, maintaining its relevance to current and future business practices.
- Faculty remain current in their disciplines and use effective instructional methods to enhance student learning.
- Faculty assess student achievement of defined learning outcomes and implement changes to the curriculum and pedagogy to improve student learning.
- Faculty, staff, and students build an atmosphere of mutual respect.
- Faculty and staff share ideas, support others’ efforts, and interact with others professionally.
- Social and Corporate Responsibility
- Curriculum design and course assignments address the significant issues facing society and businesses, such as ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, human rights, sustainable development, and other emerging issues
- The School provides resources to hire and/or develop faculty prepared to conduct research and provide instruction related to social and corporate responsibility.
- Ethics and Integrity
- Students, faculty and staff interact with others in an ethical and professional manner.
- Faculty teach approaches to ethical reasoning.
- Students demonstrate ethical-reasoning skills.