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Doermer School of Business

Strategic Plan

IPFW Mission Statement:

IPFW’s mission is to meet the higher education needs of northeast Indiana. We offer a broad range of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs that meet regional needs, support excellence in teaching and learning, advance and share knowledge through research and creative endeavor, and work with the community to develop intellectual, cultural, economic, and human resources.

Mission Statement for Richard T. Doermer School of Business:

Our mission is to provide quality business education to meet the higher education needs of northeast Indiana. We offer business programs that enrich professional knowledge, problem solving, global awareness, communication, and ethical reasoning skills of students from Northeast Indiana region and beyond.  The school strives to produce quality intellectual contributions that primarily focus on management practice and learning pedagogy.

Vision Statement for Richard T. Doermer School of Business: 

The Richard T. Doermer School of Business sees itself becoming a leading urban regional business school with national recognition.

Core Values for Richard T. Doermer School of Business

Excellence in student learning, teaching, intellectual contributions and service are all fundamental to the achievement of our mission and the preparation of students for successful careers in northeast Indiana and beyond.  The following Core Values shall serve to guide the planning and actions of the faculty and staff of the Doermer School of Business:

  • LEARNING: The intellectual growth of students and the fostering of a culture of life-long learning are of paramount importance.
  • COLLEGIALITY: The premise that the common goals and actions of those representing the School will be pursued for the collective good and in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.
  • RELEVANCE: The critical linkage between the knowledge shared and its operational significance in Northeast Indiana and beyond.
  • SCHOLARSHIP: The pursuit and dissemination of knowledge as it pertains to the mission, vision and goals of the school with a focus on applied and pedagogical scholarship.
  • STEWARDSHIP: The use of limited resources efficiently and effectively and in a timely fashion.
  • TOLERANCE: The unconditional acceptance of diversity.
  • INTEGRITY: The sense of wholeness, consistency, and consonance between one’s actions and espoused values.

DSB Strategic Goals, Priorities, and Actions 2013-2018 (PDF)