Group of students walking with backpacks outside of the Farmer School of Business

Mission and Principles

Our Mission

To provide a premier business educational experience that prepares responsible and innovative leaders, and advances knowledge by optimizing the synergy among teaching, scholarship, and life-long learning.

The Principles that Define, Differentiate and Drive Our Culture

Strategic Innovation and Informed Risk-Taking

  • We champion bold ideas, and encourage innovative thinking in those around us.
  • We take well-reasoned and responsible risk and accept failure graciously.
  • As stewards of our organization, we take the long-term view and think about the welfare of others, beyond our own self-interests.

Knowledge Creation and Business Education for Life

  • We value the discovery and development of new knowledge through the process of responsible and honest inquiry and curiosity in all forms.
  • Our goal is to create intellectual, economic, and social value for the world.

Engagement

  • We are a community dedicated to intellectual engagement.
  • We strive to work, act, and live compassionately, demonstrating this through volunteering, service, mentorship, and sharing our resources with our various communities.

Leadership for The Greater Good - "Prodesse Quam Conspici"

  • We lead others through our example of integrity, respect, and accountability.
  • We demonstrate leadership through our trust, encouragement, collaboration, and empathy.

Inclusion

  • By our living, working, studying, and teaching, we bring our unique talents, viewpoints, and life experiences together for the benefit of all.
  • We are dedicated to being an inclusive learning environment based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect, which invites all campus citizens to explore how they think about knowledge, about themselves, and about how they see themselves in relation to others.