School of Business Mission Statement
The mission of West Chester University's School of Business is to foster economic and social development through education, research and service. As a public institution centered in southeastern Pennsylvania, the School is committed to:
- providing quality business programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for a diverse student body,
- working with regional businesses, governments, and nonprofits to develop innovative curriculum, and
- supporting the evolving economy and workplace through rigorous and relevant scholarly and applied research.
The WCU MBA program provides businesses and non-profits with managers who are able to:
- Critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities;
- Use quantitative methods and technology to support problem analysis and decision-making;
- Use and communicate information to influence an organization;
- Build teams, empower colleagues, and motivate subordinates within an organization;
- Integrate decision-making across all business functions to develop effective strategies; and
- Understand the importance of ethical decision-making.
These skills and abilities are achieved within the following Learning Goals of the WCU MBA:
- Communication Skills - Students should be able to communicate business information.
- Knowledge - Students will understand basic business terminology and concepts.
- Information Literacy/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities
- Teamwork - Students will be able to build teams, and motivate subordinates within an organization.
- Ethics - Students will be able to understand the four areas of business ethics - social responsibility, corporate governance, ethical decision making and ethical leadership.
- Business Tools and Processes - Students will be able to use business tools and processes to support problem analysis and decision-making.
- Decision Making - Students will be able to integrate decision making across all business functions to develop effective strategies.
- Satisfaction - Students will exhibit an overall satisfaction of the program, the teaching methods utilized and advising.