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Mission Statement

The Leon Hess Business School (LHBS) provides learners personalized instruction through a community of teachers, scholars, and practitioners. LHBS learners develop knowledge, skills, and critical thinking that prepare them to lead businesses as a force for good.

The LHBS Mission is achieved through

  • Teaching excellence that leads to Bachelor of Science & Master of Business
  • Administration degrees, or other relevant designations we develop over time
  • A diverse, equitable, inclusive, and safe learning environment
  • Small classroom instruction with academically qualified faculty
  • Empowered faculty that conduct high-quality research & scholarship
  • A contemporary business curriculum
  • Engagement with alumni to enable lifelong learning
  • Partnerships with local community, practitioners, and businesses
  • Professionalism and respect at all levels

Guiding Principles

  1. The LHBS will establish and enhance relationships with business organizations within our market area:
    • To foster collaboration with the faculty;
    • To create employment opportunities for our students; and
    • For potential collaborations for research, teaching, fundraising, and knowledge development.
  2. The LHBS will periodically review current curriculum to ensure it reflects current business practices and marketplace needs.
  3. The LHBS will establish opportunities for increased Alumni engagement for both future and current Alumni for transition and continued Career and Professional Development.
    • To establish an office of Alumni Relations within the Dean’s office
  4. The LHBS will establish a program to increase the international engagement with other schools outside of the US and establish international collaborations to bring international students to the