Mission and vision

Mission statement

The Milgard School of Business is committed to the development of inspired business leaders prepared to take on today’s complex challenges regionally, nationally, and globally while promoting social responsibility. This mission entails advancing student knowledge via innovative teaching methods, disseminating relevant scholarship that enhances our reputation, and cultivating dynamic, collaborative relationships with external business and academic communities.

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.