Mission & Values

Mission
The mission of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management is to pursue excellence in providing a high quality management education for a diverse student population and to be recognized as a leading school of business in the Mid-Atlantic region. Building on its competitive advantages of outstanding faculty, diversity and geographic location, the School engages in student-centered instruction, conducts scholarship both basic and applied, and offers service that fosters the economic and social advancement of its varied constituencies.

Shared Values
We are a community of teachers-scholars committed to providing a responsive educational environment and intellectually challenging educational experience in which our students are prepared for successful roles in business and society.

Excellence: We will create a technology-based learning environment in which excellence in instruction, scholarship and service is recognized and rewarded.

Community: We strive to foster a sense of community among students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Responsibility: We are committed to creating an environment in which faculty, staff and students recognize their individual responsibility for success.

Teamwork: We are committed to creating a culture which emphasizes cooperation, teamwork, collegiality and mutual respect.

Partnership: We will establish partnerships with external constituencies including urban-centered enterprises.