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Mission & Vision

The McColl School of Business educates students to become successful business and professional leaders who are competent, understand the importance of character, and are committed to their communities. 

The McColl School will earn a national reputation among AACSB-accredited business schools, distinguished by its leadership focus, integration within the business community, and its personalized and transformational educational experiences.

Our Values

A Place of Ideas – We value diversity in thought, collaboration, risk-taking and the freedom from traditional constraints or paradigms.

Integrity – We value honesty, hard work and doing the right thing even when it is the hard thing to do.

Excellence in Teaching – We value student learning, using multiple approaches and disciplines to solve real-world problems and making learning fun.

Collaborative Work Environment – We value working together as faculty and staff to help others, providing timely responses and being respectful to all.

Enduring and Enriching Relationships – We value developing and maintaining personal relationships with our students, alumni and our community, and being a place where students can always come back.

Knowledge – We value learning and critical thinking through research and creative activity.

Demographics & Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will understand effective leadership techniques, including aspects of character and ethical decision-making. Students will:

  • Complete a written assignment on key components of leadership to demonstrate knowledge of leadership techniques.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision making through an examination in business core courses that will include questions specifically designed by an independent source.

Graduates will demonstrate competency in the business disciplines. Students will:

  • Demonstrate marketing, finance and accounting knowledge through a case analysis, which shows the ability to integrate information from each subject area.

Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the importance and relevance of multicultural & diversity issues in business. Students will:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of how global issues, including multicultural and diversity concerns, affect business via specific questions.

Graduates will communicate competently in a business environment. Students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver a competent oral presentation with accompanying visuals in a business core course.
  • Complete a written assignment in the writing intensive course for business majors.

Graduates will:

  • Integrate and synthesize qualitative and quantitative knowledge in functional disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership competence.
  • Design responses to business challenges and opportunities in diverse or global contexts.
  • Apply ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible frameworks in decision-making.
  • Address business scenarios individually and collaboratively with creativity and innovation.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge, research, skills and strategies in the field of talent and organization development to manage real-world challenges and opportunities.
  • Synthesize and present data to effectively make evidence-based decisions and yield knowledge that affects positive change.
  • Apply ethical frameworks, values and moral approaches to make decisions when confronted with ethical dilemmas.
  • Communicate verbal and written messages that construct shared understanding and goals as well as how to accomplishment of them.
  • Build and leverage collaborative relationships with individuals and groups representing a range of values, views and experiences to achieve shared goals.
  • Evaluate and utilize current and emerging technologies related to talent and organization development.

Executive Coaching Certificate

  1. Apply a coaching process to support the goals of a coaching client.
  2. Apply the theoretical foundations of coaching and practice to one’s evolving knowledge and skills as a coach.
  3. Demonstrate coaching competencies aligned with professional standards for core competence at the ACC and BCC credentialing levels.
  4. Evaluate scenarios through the framework of established professional codes of ethics in order to make judgements for action.

Leadership & Change Certificate

  1. Demonstrate understanding of oneself, both strengths and limitations.
  2. Apply theoretical frameworks of leadership and change management.
  3. Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible behavior in a diverse working environment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a successful, sustainable change strategy and plan.

Cybersecurity Management

  1. Demonstrate how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.
  2. Identify and propose solutions to issues faced by managers in complex organizations systems.
  3. Understand and apply principles of data protection techniques for protecting data at rest, data in motion, and data in processing.
  4. Be able to examine legal, privacy, and compliance environments facing organizations globally.
  5. Be able to assess data risks and identify corrective actions.

Global Business Management

  1. Demonstrate competence in using functional area frameworks and techniques to the analysis of the multinational firm.
  2. Analyze and explain how different facets of the international environment create strategic challenges and opportunities for a firm.
  3. Develop and apply intercultural management skills and cultural awareness to global business scenarios.