Vision Mission and Values

As Silicon Valley’s largest and oldest public university, San Jose State University has been serving the educational needs of our community and its global marketplace since 1857. Founded in 1928, the College of Business has been accredited since 1967 by the AACSB International, the world’s preeminent accreditation body for business schools.  We are the largest provider of business graduates to Silicon Valley and a major contributor to what the Valley is today.

VISION, MISSION AND VALUES

VISION

Our College powers Silicon Valley by serving the global and diverse demands of this dynamic and innovative business environment. We provide a 21st century education to enable the success of our students, employers, and the community.

MISSION

We are the institution of opportunity in Silicon Valley, educating future leaders through experiential learning and character development in a global business community and by conducting research that contributes to business theory, practice and education. 

CORE VALUES

  • Excellence
    We are driven by standards of excellence in teaching, research and service.

  • Ethics
    We set the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility

  • Entrepreneurship
    We foster a culture of innovation and creativity

  • Engagement 
    We build a culture that values diversity, open communication, and collaboration

IMPLICATIONS OF OUR MISSION

  • Institution of opportunity

    We offer a high-value quality education that empowers both working and full-time students, of all ages and diverse backgrounds, to transform their lives.

  • Experiential student learning

    We educate students using innovative pedagogies and experiential learning, through engagement with local and global businesses and communities, professional development, and cross-cultural experiences.

  • 21st century education

    We create a technology-mediated learning environment and continuously improve and develop programs that engage, impact, and add value to both business and society.

  • Leadership in a Global Business community

    We provide a talent pool, idea leadership, and business community engagement through our institutes and centers of excellence that support Silicon Valley’s growth in the global marketplace.

  • Research

    Our diverse faculty focuses on research and professional engagement that impact the theory and practice of business and education in Silicon Valley and beyond.