Mission and vision

Mission statement

The mission of the Milgard School of Business is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education for citizens of the state of Washington, especially in the South Puget Sound region. We seek to integrate innovative teaching, relevant scholarship and proactive service into our business and academic communities. We also are committed to advancing and disseminating business knowledge and theory and to cultivating collaborative relationships with the community.

Vision statement

We are an accessible, collaborative team of faculty and staff committed to a student-oriented learning environment, excellent scholarship and strong community partnerships.


We are actively engaged in enhancing student learning with excellent and innovative teaching. We maintain and strengthen a student-oriented learning environment in which faculty and staff are accessible to students, responsive to their interests, and engaged with the student experience.


We respect the contributions our faculty members make in basic, applied and pedagogical scholarship. We appreciate that as individual faculty member's careers advance, their research interests and emphasis will evolve.

Community partnership

We build upon and extend our strong partnerships with the communities we serve.

Collaborative environment

Faculty and staff work in collaboration to advance excellent teaching and scholarship. Staff is integral and vital in making collaborative contributions that enhance the overall learning environment.