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Strategic Vision for the College of Business

Preparing for tomorrow

Valparaiso University’s College of Business is committed to preparing students to be leaders in business. The work of our graduates is recognized both nationally and internationally and reflects the mission and strategic vision of the College of Business to cultivate values-based leaders in a dynamic and global environment. A business education at Valparaiso University is built around five pillars that are defined by our college vision statement.

  1. Creating a transformational learning experience that prepares graduates for success in a diverse, complex global business environment
  2. Nurturing a faculty that values and exhibits excellence in teaching, intellectual exploration, creating and extending knowledge, and improving management practice and organizational performance
  3. Establishing programs and activities to increase global awareness and emphasize the responsibilities of individuals and corporations in their roles in a global environment
  4. Developing partnerships with external communities to establish the College of Business as a leader in education focused on creating local, national, and global business professionals and leaders
  5. Building a sustainable resource base and infrastructure for College of Business programs and activities

The Strategic Vision translates into exciting changes at Valpo throughout the next five years. Some of those initiatives include:

Academics

  • Adding academic programs, such as entrepreneurship and business analytics

Internships

  • Enhancing internships and other experiential learning opportunities

Curriculum

  • Integrating global business topics across the curriculum

Teamwork

  • Building alliances with employers and with Valpo alumni

College of Business Strategic Plan

At Valparaiso University, we are always thinking towards the future. Through strategic leadership, our College of Business focuses on more than just profit and shareholder value. Instead, we emphasize the importance of making a difference, having a greater purpose, and demonstrating leadership.

Learn more about our strategic plan for the College of Business at Valpo.

Find Your Passion at Valpo

Interested in applying to our versatile student-centered university? If you are a self-starter and ready to turn your interests into an actual career, then it’s time to take the next step. Apply to pursue a degree program or request more information about our College of Business.