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:

  1. providing quality business programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for a diverse student body,
  2. working with regional businesses, governments, and nonprofits to develop innovative curriculum, and
  3. 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.