Mission

Our College provides a diverse student body with an exceptional business education at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. We provide access to business education within Texas and around the globe through extended, flexible and accessible instructional programs. We enrich our students’ curricula and educational experiences through our faculty’s research and contribute to the larger academic community through the creation of scholarship and scholars.

We strive to develop enlightened practitioners who combine knowledge and technical ability with interpersonal skills, a commitment to ethical practice, and a global perspective.

We have chosen to serve three major markets. Although all three are important, we view our master’s programs as a vehicle for both growth and distinction for our college.

First, we provide a rigorous and relevant education in a variety of fields to a very diverse undergraduate population.

Second, we serve a wide range of students pursuing a Master’s degree. We offer both a flexible, evening MBA as well as a cohort-based Professional MBA. In addition, we provide a number of specialized Master’s degrees to meet specific professional needs of our students and the community. Our reach has been extended, through the EMBA in China and elsewhere, to the global marketplace. These specialized Master’s programs represent our core competency and our primary vehicle for growth.

Third, we offer a Ph.D. program in existing areas of strength. Our goal is to enhance the quality of the Ph.D. educational experience and develop graduates with the ability to discover, integrate, and apply business knowledge. Our Ph.D. program is an integral part of our mission and is seen as a vehicle that enhances our faculty’s research efforts.

Vision

The College of Business aspires to become one of the premier business schools in Texas and the greater region, recognized for the achievements of its graduates, the achievements of its faculty in teaching and research, and the value of its programs to both the local and the targeted global community.

Guiding Principles

Organizations are measured and judged by the values and principles that guide their practice. The College of Business community shares the following values:

    We encourage the development of an academic community that is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity and gender.
We strive for excellence in both teaching and research.
We have mutual respect and show dignity for each other.
We expect ethical behavior and integrity from all college participants.
We show a spirit of cooperation in everything we do.
We show willingness to compromise for the good of the college and university.