Vision, Mission & Values

COB Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the business college of choice for undergraduate and masters programs among public business colleges in Arkansas and the region, with national recognition in selected fields or areas.

COB Statement of Mission and Core Values

Our mission is to provide high quality business education to our undergraduate and graduate students through the delivery of a current, responsive, and innovative curriculum that promotes intellectual and professional development. We promote excellence through our scholarly endeavors and service to our stakeholders through strong engagement with the local, regional, national, and global business community.

In carrying out this mission, the College of Business is guided by the following core values and expects the following outcomes:

  1. Intellectual Excellence
    1.1.  Educate students: We promote intellectual and professional development of students by emphasizing communication, critical and analytical thinking, collaboration, information management and a broad exposure to key business disciplines.
    1.2. Scholarship: We believe that faculty and students should engage in professional development and scholarly endeavors that promote and impact the application, creation and dissemination of knowledge through contributions to business practice, learning and pedagogical research, and discipline-based scholarship.
    1.3.  Cultural competence: We maintain and develop current and responsive curriculum that prepares students for the global business environment through broad exposure to key business disciplines.
    1.4.  Physical learning environment: We strive to provide a physical infrastructure with appropriate technology that provides an environment in which our students and faculty can thrive professionally and intellectually.
  2. Community
    2.1.  Collegiality: We encourage transparency in our decision making practice through a process of shared governance based on interactions among faculty, staff, and students.
    2.2.  Service: We pursue collaborative partnerships between our internal and external stakeholders to impact and promote life-long and experiential learning, research, service, and community engagement.
  3. Diversity:
    3.1. We value the opportunity to work, learn, and develop in a community that embraces the diversity of individuals and ideas.
  4. Integrity:
    4.1.  Ethics: We are committed to ethical and responsible behavior in our own actions and to developing the same commitment in our students by promoting the awareness of professional ethical responsibilities.
    4.2.  Responsibility: We commit to being responsible and accountable in our operations at all levels, including assessment and continuous improvement of our academic programs and transparency in our fiscal and operational proceedings.

Approved by Faculty Vote November 2013