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Department of Business and Economics Vision and Mission

Vision

Undergraduate Programs Faculty supporting all undergraduate programs of the Department are committed to making Lebanon Valley College the school of choice among selected high-potential, college-bound seniors and sophomore transfer students in areas where Lebanon Valley college chooses to commit its admissions and recruiting resources. Of late, this area has expanded significantly as we are seeing more students from outside our local area and outside of Pennsylvania. Candidates of special interest are students who recognize, value, seek and/or respond enthusiastically to the unique combination of intellectual development opportunities afforded them by Lebanon Valley College and the Department. These opportunities include: 

  • Life-long learning skills anchored in the traditional liberal arts.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills appropriate to their individual discipline.
  • Individualized intellectual breadth to support their personal early career goals.
  • Leading-edge technical skills in their chosen discipline. E. A thorough understanding of the ethical issues in their discipline.
  • Direct experience in the building, leading, and supporting effective groups.
  • Effective fundamental project management skills.
  • Effective career management skills.
  • Frequent in-course assignments that require students to investigate, analyze, understand, and report on the industries and companies that will likely play a part in their future. 

Mission

Undergraduate Programs Faculty are committed to pursuing the Vision by creating a climate and culture in which students are expected to: 

  • Obtain and demonstrate superior knowledge in the appropriate disciplines.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the classic liberal arts with a special emphasis on the art and science of written and oral communication.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the types of analysis, application, synthesis, evaluation and project management challenges characteristic of their discipline.
  • Actively investigate and understand their career options including graduate school and public service.
  • Actively engage and reflect on the world around them from a wide range of perspectives.
  • Actively engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that reflect the expectations of today’s work environment.
  • Understand themselves and relationships with others and develop strategies for managing those impacts.