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College of Business

Mission Statement

The MSU College of Business educates, challenges, inspires, and mentors students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education through interactive and engaged learning experiences for their professional and personal betterment.

The College of Business…

...educates, challenges, inspires, and mentors…

Values:

    • Students first
    • Dedication, focus, proactivity, collegiality, nurturing

Actions:

    • Impart knowledge, professionalism, and intellectual curiosity
    • Develop skills and competencies
    • Deliver programs
    • Extend boundaries
    • Initiate aspirations for leadership
    • Build relationships
    • Guide and advise

…students in their pursuit of a high-quality business education…

Values:

    • Curricular integrity, excellence, rigor
    • Professionalism

Actions:

    • To serve undergraduate and graduate students, seminar and workshop participants, and prospective students and pre-college students in exploratory experiences
    • Through on-campus, on-line, and off-site courses at MAFB, in Bismarck, and at international partner sites
    • Delivered in BS, BAS, BSE, MS, and MEd degree programs in majors, minors, certificates, and concentrations
    • With attention to assurance of student learning through regular program assessments, identifying specific outcomes and measuring results
    • Maintaining professional business program accreditation
    • Supported by continuous faculty improvement          

…interactive and engaged learning experiences…

Values:

    • Comprehensive, holistic, relevant
    • Applications-focused

Actions:

    • Utilize interactive and engaged learning experiences, characterized by:
      • student-faculty interaction
      • student-student interaction
      • student-community interaction (professional, business leaders, service organizations)
      • multiple delivery modes
      • advanced technology              
    • Demonstrate learning in courses and through participation in organizations and activities, with emphasis on:
      • business applications of theory
      • experiences such as internships, study-abroad tours and exchanges, student-faculty research, and competitive events

…for their professional and personal betterment.

Values:

    • Commitment to life-long learning
    • Pride and confidence; desire to succeed
    • Civic responsibility and a strong work ethic

Actions:

    • Develop graduates prepared for careers in local and global employment
    • Instill a sense of place and unique appreciation for North Dakota
    • Promote ethical behavior, good citizenship, and professional engagement