School of Business Mission & Vision Statement

Truman State University School of Business


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 articulate communicators, effective team members, and skilled critical thinkers and problem solvers.

The School of Business cultivates a community of learners by emphasizing:

  • A rigorous, liberal arts and sciences educational foundation;
  • Highly selective admission of students;
  • Civic engagement;
  • Leadership development; and,
  • Experiential and applied learning activities to enhance student learning.

Core Values

  • 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.
  • Excellence 
    • 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.
  • Accountability
    • 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.
  • Collegiality
    • 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.