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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

2015-2020 College of Business Strategic Plan

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The clear choice for those who want to engage in real-world learning experiences.


We are an AACSB accredited College of Business committed to exceeding the expectations of those who want to engage in learner-centered education, applied research and high-impact mutually beneficial partnerships.

  • Our primary focus is on diversified undergraduate education with expanding opportunities in graduate education and continuing professional education.
  • We engage in collaborative research to advance knowledge of business practice, to further impact student learning and advance business theory.
  • We create relational partnerships as a way to benefit students, business and community.

Core Values

In the College of Business, we are committed to these guiding principles:

Our core values of being

  • student-centered,
  • innovative, and
  • professional

are always pursued in a spirit of

  • inclusion,
  • collaboration, and
  • collegiality


Student Centered: fostering authentic and genuine connections in the relationships with our students and in programs we offer for their learning

Innovation & Excellence: showing leadership in our teaching, scholarship and operations embracing progressively relevant ideas in learning and research

Professional: upholding our culture which embodies our shared high standards of ethical responsibility, accountability, integrity, and career professionalism

Inclusion & Diversity: generating a work environment where everyone has an opportunity to fully participate in creating success and where each of our stakeholders are valued for sharing their skills, experiences, ideas and perspectives

Collaboration & Collegiality: advancing rich learning through a collaborative process, bringing together faculty, staff, students and community partners