School of Business and Public Administration
The mission of the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) is:
- To excel as the regional center for education and development of professionals and leaders for business and government, entrepreneurial managers and socially responsible leaders.
- To serve as a community resource for research, service and the dissemination of knowledge to individuals and organizations within the region.
The SBPA mission relates to the University of Guam mission. As a land-grant institution, the University provides programs and outreach opportunities that integrate SBPA and its students into the fabric of the community and the development of regional economies. The liberal arts setting and General Education requirements of the University are integral to SBPA professional degree programs and curricula.
In its mission commitment to teaching, service and research, SBPA is dedicated to the success of its students by providing quality bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration, criminal justice and public administration with concentration appropriate to the region.
The School is a repository of knowledge for economic and business issues, where scholarship and service support and enhance its educational programs. The School encourages faculty and students to undertake applied research and provide community and university services for the benefit of business and public agencies in the region. The School plays an important role in providing needed services to the community and university through small business development, conferences, seminars, and professional consulting to business and government.
The School espouses the following core values that relate to its mission, its students and its vision of the future:
Academic quality: Critical thinking supported by strong fundamental skills
Social responsibility: currency and excellence in thought and action
Lifelong learning and growth
Strong work ethic: teamwork, hard work, dedication and continuous improvement
Social and economic development of Guam and the Western Pacific region
Graduates who can compete globally, think strategically and respond to change.
The University of Guam has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
Bachelor of Business Administration
Professional Master of Business Administration