Mission StatementThe Mission of the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino is to create a student-centered learning community that prepares students to become productive members in business, government, and global society. We provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs that positively affect students' development as professionals. We place priority on excellence in teaching that is enhanced by the commitment of faculty to continuing professional development, intellectual contributions and service. The faculty's intellectual contributions will primarily be a mix of applied research or contributions to practice and learning or pedagogical research. We serve a culturally and globally diverse student body by preparing the student to deal with a changing and diverse environment. Through community service, partnerships and initiatives, the College serves as an intermediary for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the University, the regional community, and the larger world.
We strive to be an exemplary regional educational institution that serves our students, community, and alumni. We will emphasize teaching, partnerships/service to our region, and research in business and public administration.
CBPA Shared Values
Our Mission and vision are supported by a set of shared values that form the foundation of all our activities. These are not presented in order of preference or importance – we view all as equally important:
- We value our students. Our actions are judged first on the effect on the education and career achievement of the students. We value the inputs and points of view presented by the diversity of our student body. We strive to provide excellence in classroom teaching and in the advising of students.
- We value our faculty and staff. The College respects the opinions and perspectives of each individual and strives for a collegial atmosphere for the interchange of ideas and diverse points of view. We provide professional development opportunities for both faculty and staff and are a productive and cooperative unit within the greater University. We recognize the value of the faculty's efforts in teaching, university and community service, and professional development.
- We value our alumni. Our alumni are in leadership positions in business, the community, and public organizations. We work to keep them involved in the University and College, and we recognize them for their long-term accomplishments.
- We value our local community and region. As a state-supported regional university, our Mission is to serve the local region through our programs and community partnerships. We serve as a respected regional resource center for business and public administration data.
- We value select opportunities to infuse our curriculum and programs with knowledge and experience from the international environment.
Strategic Planning Process
The College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) regularly reviews and assesses its strategic direction through consultation with faculty, staff, students and other key stakeholders. This process ensures the CBPA is aware of, and considers, changes to its environment and how these changes are impacting all parties involved in achieving the objectives of the CBPA.
In late 2011 and early 2012, the Strategic Planning Committee, in collaboration with the CBPA undertook a process that resulted in the objectives that follow. The various departments, centers and institutes in the CBPA will identify and undertake actions and initiatives to give effect to this plan.
Mission-Directed Strategic Objectives
The College Strategic Planning Committee has adopted a modified version of the five key drivers of success formulated by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality. The objectives of the CBPA were grouped according to these drivers. Strategic Objectives.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative was launched in in 2007 as an initiative of six academic institutions (including AACSB International) and the United Nations Global Compact. The principles were created by an international taskforce of 60 deans, university presidents and official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions. It is proposed that the CBPA become a signatory to PRME.