Foster Mission


We are a collaborative learning community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and business leaders dedicated to the creation, application and sharing of management knowledge.

In carrying out our mission, our programs place special emphasis on leadership and strategic thinking.  Our faculty are recognized thought leaders whose research contributes to the understanding of important management issues.  And our students are capable of leading teams and, ultimately, organizations and can roll up their sleeves to solve complex, unstructured real-world problems.


The Michael G. Foster School of Business has a long-term vision to be the best public business school in the U.S.

We recognize that public universities have a distinct mission and funding model compared to private universities which is why we have chosen to measure ourselves against the nation’s best public research institutions.  Our goal to be the best is not simply about bragging rights or media rankings.  It is about being the best at fulfilling our public mission to advance knowledge through research and to prepare the business leaders of tomorrow by providing students with a transformational learning experience.