Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

The Lewis College of Business will provide current and comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education and be recognized as a major contributor to the region’s economic development.

Mission Statement

The Lewis College of Business prepares students to become successful business professionals advancing economic development throughout West Virginia and beyond. The College provides a high quality innovative business education in a supportive learning environment that encompasses exemplary teaching, service to our communities, and a faculty committed to applied and pedagogical scholarship.

Strategic Priorities

High Demand Curriculum

  • Health Care Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • High Demand Curriculum
  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability Management and Technology
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Desired Skill Sets

  • Agility & Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Analytics
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Social Responsibility

Experiential Learning, External Engagement, & Economic Development

  • Herd Solutions
  • Projects with Companies
  • Speaker Series
  • Student Competitions
  • Student Organizations
  • Outreach Centers

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Design Thinking
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Start-up Culture
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Risk Management
  • Incubator
  • Accelerator
  • Eco-system

Global Footprint & Connections

  • International Partnerships
  • Articulation Programs
  • Student Exchanges
  • Faculty Exchanges
  • Cross-cultural Immersion
  • Collaborative Projects
  • International Internships
  • Study Abroad