Mission and Goals
It’s vital that every organization — for-profit and non-profit — has a mission statement to guide its decisions.
We practice what we teach!
As the Linfield Business Department, we not only have a mission statement, we actually use it. We’ve all worked in business, thus our faculty know that market, technology, employer needs – the list is long – constantly change. We review our curriculum and individual classes annually, with our mission in mind. It’s our compass.
The mission of the Linfield Business Department is to equip students with critical knowledge and skills to enter professions and graduate study in business. Our departmental courses and programs provide our students with a sound education in business within the context of a liberal education.
To deliver on our mission, we set knowledge and skill goals we expect our students to master before they graduate. These are:
- Written Communication – professionally communicate ideas,research, and analysis in written form.
- Oral Communication – professionally communicate ideas, research, and analysis in oral form.
- Quantitative Reasoning – interpret and analyze quantitative information, and present quantitative information in various formats.
- Technological Competency – prepare and present work in acceptable technological formats, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Information Literacy – research, interpret, and synthesize both traditional and on-line resources, and know the limits thereof.
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – develop an understanding of exactly what a problem or situation requires; develop and communicate the logical conclusion thereto.
- Ethics – understand and develop an appreciation for the fact that businesses must operate within an ethical framework that extends beyond societal laws.
- Leadership – develop an understanding of the qualities of leadership; distinguish between management and leadership; understand and identify the vision thing.
- Global Perspective – recognize that the business world is global; develop an understanding and appreciation for cultural differences; implement those differences into business planning.