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School of Business Mission and Vision

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Mission Statement

As New Haven’s urban, public School of Business, our mission is to transform the lives of a diverse student population. Through curricular and co-curricular learning, we provide business education informed by research. To meet changing workforce needs locally and globally, we cultivate leadership and cross-cultural awareness with an emphasis on sustainability and professional development.


Change for good:  To become a recognized business school known for developing mindful leaders who do well by doing good.

Core Values:

Teaching: We instruct students from a variety of perspectives that encourage critical thinking and ethical behavior.

Scholarship: Our teacher-scholars conduct research in support of our mission, vision, and core values.

Community Engagement
: We engage and impact the business community, alumni, students, and other stakeholders.

: We teach at the intersection of scholarship and practical application.

: We advocate for the triple bottom line: people, planet and profits.

: We value a culture of creativity, innovation, and inspiration.

Access and Diversity
: We believe that students of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and socio-economic statuses have the same right to higher education.

Social Justice
:  We value equality of life for all people, regardless of their position in society.

: We strive for continuous improvement in all we do.