Mission of the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University

  Mission of the School © Marcus Gerards

Vision Statement:

The School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University, one of Europe's leading technological universities, is internationally renowned for its excellent teaching and research. In both of these activities, we cross disciplinary boundaries and integrate insights from engineering and the natural sciences, bringing them to bear on economic, business, and social issues. By doing so, we contribute to solving today's global challenges, and those of tomorrow.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the School of Business and Economics is to prepare students for a productive and socially responsible career in these fields and to generate innovative and impactful ideas at the interface of business, society, and technology. To achieve this mission, the School:

  • conducts high-quality research, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary issues and new technologies. This research is a balanced blend of basic research that advances current knowledge and applied, third-party-funded research that addresses specific problems of firms and non-profit organizations;
  • provides high-quality degree programs that feature innovative teaching methods and technologies and that emphasize the critical discussion of current research findings and, whenever appropriate, a quantitative orientation;
  • creates a stimulating working and learning environment (i.e., “a place to be”) by actively promoting interaction between the School and its stakeholders and by engaging students and all other stakeholders in the development of the School.

Students, colleagues, and administrators of both the School and the University, together with the general public, are informed about the School’s public events. Communications distributed by the School to prospective students and to the general public contain information on its mission.

Value Statement:

Our vision and mission are supported by a set of values that all members of the School share and that form the foundation of all our activities.

Inclusiveness: We value all of our stakeholders and actively seek to integrate them in our decision-making processes. We believe that the School is developing more effectively by considering and including diverse perspectives in its decision-making.

Innovativeness: We encourage continuous innovation in our research and teaching and seek to provide a research and learning environment that supports every single member of the School in realizing their individual potential and in developing innovative ideas.

Interdisciplinarity: Believing that globally relevant research problems can only be solved through interdisciplinary collaboration, we encourage the crossing of disciplinary boundaries in our research and teaching.

Integrity: We adhere to national and international guidelines on responsible research, innovation, and teaching. In all of our activities, we are guided by the principles of reliability, honesty, respect, accountability, and responsibility for future generations.

(adopted by the School Council 2019/07/10)