In January 2006, the CSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics (MVS School) in recognition of a transformational gift from Martin V. “Bud” and Martha K. Smith. As part of this gift, the University built the Martin V. Smith Center for Integrative Decision-Making, endowed the MVS Professorship of Economics and Director of the Institute for Global Economic Research, and established three academic programs at the University: Business, Economics, and a Master’s in Business Administration. In addition, these academic programs offer additional minors and options across the various areas of business (e.g., finance, marketing, and management).

Mission Statement: To cultivate a learning environment that fosters excellence in Business and Economics education to prepare students to effectively engage with the ever-changing dynamics of organizational landscapes and develop lifelong learners who remain committed to giving back to their communities.

Vision Statement: The MVS School aspires to be nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality Business & Economics education and research that positively impacts business and society.

MVS Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2024 (PDF, 4.7 MB)

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