College of Business Mission Statement
The College of Business provides a high quality academic environment designed to help our undergraduate and graduate students – many of whom are first generation students and come from diverse backgrounds in West Texas – to acquire the skills and experiences needed to become successful and ethical professionals who can compete in a dynamic global environment. We are dedicated to engage with, and have a positive impact on, our diverse student body and the business community, through innovative teaching and both scholarly and professional activities.
To accomplish our mission, we seek to recruit and retain faculty members who have a passion for excellence and innovation in the classroom. Our business faculty maintain currency in their teaching disciplines through scholarly research that leads to peer-reviewed intellectual contributions, or through active engagement in the practice of business in the local and regional community. Our primary emphasis is on applied scholarship or teaching and learning scholarship, which are intended to impact the practice or teaching of business. We have a secondary emphasis on basic, or discipline-based scholarship, which impacts the theory of business. Our faculty is also actively involved in service roles for scholarly and professional organizations in their disciplines.
We aspire to have a significant positive impact on the lives of our students and on the business community in the Concho Valley region.
Our Core Values:
Appreciation for Diversity
We embrace and appreciate the value of diversity in an organization, believing that diversity is a strength that should be welcomed and encouraged in the workplace. We recognize that diversity is a key feature of the global business environment, which embodies a wide array of cultural differences.
We seek to promote the highest level of ethical standards among our students, faculty, administrators and professional staff. This value is expressed in the College of Business Code of Ethics:
Students, faculty, administrators and professional staff of the College of Business should always:
- Be forthright and truthful in dealings with all stakeholders
- Take responsibility for one’s actions and decisions
- Serve as an example of ethical decision-making and behavior to others
- Admit errors when they occur, without trying to conceal them
- Respect the basic dignity of others by treating them as one would wish to be treated
We support and encourage the education of our students by a faculty which is actively engaged in scholarship focused on business and management. We also seek to promote a collegiate environment characterized by positive interaction and engagement among our students, faculty, administrators, professional staff and business practitioners.
We acknowledge and support the corporate responsibility of business to consider the impact of its activities on the society and environment in which it operates, particularly the issue of sustainability.
We are committed to excellence by demonstrating leadership in the College and University, leveraging our resources, and engaging in continuous improvement.