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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…

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

Values:

Actions:

…interactive and engaged learning experiences…

Values:

Actions:

…for their professional and personal betterment.

Values:

Actions:


Based upon the strategies of Vision 2013, the new mission statement guides the College of Business in its future
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Revision Process

The revised mission statement was written following a series of faculty and staff meetings considering comprehensive topics, with responses written on “sticky” notes and posted in our hallway for everyone to view.  A Mission Revision Committee consisting of Joan Houston (Accounting faculty member), Sarah Walker (staff member), Tonya Critz (dean’s assistant, recorder), and Dean JoAnn Linrud, served continuously throughout the semester to organize and analyze results.  The topics consisted of the following.
  1. What, in our context, is relevant to our future?  (assumptions to challenge, structure, community (ies), geography, culture, demography, regulation/policies, other); meeting February 8, 2011.
  2. Whom do we serve? (primary and secondary constituent groups, influential groups, creation of learning experiences, generation of intellectual capital, service to our constituent groups; our purpose); meeting February 17, 2011.
  3. What values do we embody?; meeting March 10, 2011.
  4. What should be our expectations for the future? (initiatives, events, activities by Spring 2012; initiatives in process by 2016; accomplishments further into the future); April 4, 2011, by e-mail.

Following these information-gathering activities, the Mission Revision Committee analyzed results of all previous meetings, other university mission statements, selected readings, and Vision 2013 strategies, preparing results for the Chairs’ Council and for discussion by CoB faculty and staff members.  The CoB Chairs’ Council considered the results at its meeting on May 2, 2011, resubmitting recommendations to the committee.

A comprehensive discussion at the College of Business faculty and staff meeting on May 5, 2011, yielded general responses from the faculty and gave the committee further direction.  The committee, meeting June 6, 2011, summarized results and recommended language to present to the faculty in the fall.  College of Business faculty and staff approved the mission statement unanimously as presented, August 17, 2011.