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Foster Mission


The Vision of the Michael G. Foster School of Business is to be the best public business school in the U.S.

We define best in terms of creating opportunities for our students and providing them with a transformational learning experience. As a public business school, we are committed to access and community engagement.


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

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


  • Integrity above all
  • Excellence in all we do
  • Inclusiveness and respect for others (we>me)