Vision, Mission, and Values Statement

Vision Statement

We are committed to being a globally recognized school of management, grounded in Penn State tradition.

Mission Statement

We engage and challenge students, faculty, and all of our learning partners to apply their intellect, develop their potential, and inspire positive change.

  • We bridge theory and practice to develop globally engaged, ethical business leaders.
  • We develop transformational leaders of character.
  • We encourage a balance of social, environmental, and economic prosperity
  • We enhance analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making competencies.


The Penn State Values should guide our actions and decisions as members of the Penn State community:

  • Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
  • Respect: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • Responsibility: We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.
  • Discovery: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.
  • Community: We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.
  • Agility: We embrace the changing landscape of the academy and its role in our society, responding quickly to the evolving needs of our students and community.