Mission, Vision and Values


To develop technologically sophisticated, ethical, globally-oriented leaders. We accomplish this by providing high quality business education and advancing knowledge through scholarly and applied research and by engaging effectively with alumni and the business and academic communities. We also offer innovative and distinctive niche programs and experiential learning opportunities, in collaboration with campus and corporate partners. These programs provide our students with a competitive edge in the job market.


To enhance our standing as an innovative, research-oriented, student-focused business school that provides unique opportunities for experiential learning and career development. We aspire to continue our upward rise in reputational rankings, as well as maintain our national leadership in the application of information technology to accounting, business, and human resource management. We aspire to be in the top tier of business schools at public research universities in the Northeast and in the top 50 nationally.  


Academic Excellence-A commitment to providing high quality business education

Alumni Engagement-Engagement of our alumni in the design and delivery of academic programs and in efforts to enhance job placement.

Community Engagement-Engagement with the business community and other institutions locally, as well as the broader academic community

Diversity and Global Citizenship-A commitment to provide an inclusive academic experience that enriches learning, in alignment with the University’s commitment to the same

Entrepreneurship-Fostering student entrepreneurship and the promotion of social entrepreneurship on campus and in the local region

Ethical Conduct-A commitment to hold ourselves and our students to high ethical standards

Faculty Development–Strong support for faculty research, enhancing the research culture, and instructional initiatives

High Impact Research–Development and transmission of high quality scholarship, as befits a leading public research university

Innovation-Continuous improvement in the content, design, and delivery of academic programs and research centers

Student Success –A commitment to student academic achievement, personal development, strong job placement, and career advancement