The Department of Business Administration is guided by the UWest mission, with Buddhist wisdom and values and the integration of Western and Eastern cultures serving as the foundation of the programs. The primary objective of the Department is to educate students from a cross-functional, cross-cultural perspective, equip them with the intellectual and practical tools they need to assume responsible positions in organizations, and develop them into well-rounded, globally-minded managers with a life-long learning capacity. Students benefit from small, interactive classes where they can learn, acquire skills, and form attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society.
Specifically, the programs are designed to assure that students develop:
- An integrated body of knowledge in the business and management of modern organizations;
- A set of essential business and management skills including interpersonal, leadership, communications, and teamwork skills;
- A broad capacity of learning, critical thinking, and problem solving;
- A deep appreciation for the role of culture in managing organizations and dealing with institutional constituents including customers, employees, and suppliers;
- An effective business and management style that incorporates ethical values, social responsibilities, and personal beliefs; and
- A global view of personal fulfillment and organizational achievement in the context of societal and cultural values.
University of the West is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.