Our Vision- To strengthen our traditional role as one of the leading German academicinstitutions in economics and business administration.- To offer premier economics and business programs that provide students with the fundamental ability to translate acquired knowledge intoresponsible decision-making in a competitive global environment.- To master a top position amongst the premier European academic institutions accredited internationally in economics and business administration.- To promote and develop networks of excellence: interdisciplinary, international, innovative and including knowledge-based institutions outsideacademia.OUR MISSION- To provide highest quality university education and research in economics and business administration.- To prepare our undergraduate and graduate students to become business effective, socially responsible leaders and managers in today'scompetitive and rapidly changing global economic and business environment.- To make substantial contributions to business and the economy in an information-driven society through research, training and advice.OUR OBJECTIVESLocally Integrated International EducationTo provide dynamic, global economic and management education to a diverse student population, capitalizing on the opportunities provided by ourlocation in a thriving international economic and business environment.Focused ResearchTo achieve the highest standard of research through close cooperation between the disciplines of economics and business with a particular focus onsubfields where synergies in the economic and business environment in the Rhine-Main region are greatest.Integrating Theory and PracticeTo provide an integrated approach to learning by combining theory and research with practical experience.Excellence in TeachingTo offer best quality teaching based on and supported by research, with an emphasis on quantitative methods, theory-led empirical research,business partnering and policy relevance.Ethical and Social ResponsibilityTo enable our undergraduate and graduate students to consider ethical and social responsibility as a major issue.Supportive Educational EnvironmentTo provide a compassionate and intellectually stimulating learning environment through comparably small classes, faculty accessibility andteamwork.Top Quality StudentsTo become more attractive to applicants so as to increase our ability to select top quality students.Innovative Course and Degree OfferingTo offer the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education degree programs that evolve with our changing economy.Life-Long LearningTo strengthen and extend the established executive training at the post-graduate level.Distinguished ScholarsInternationalization of Research and TeachingTo strengthen our international character by being recognized as one of the most interesting and relevant academic faculties in Germany for leading institutions and researchers from around the world. Likewise, we aim to support international student exchange and link our doctoral studies toleading universities around the world.Distinguished ScholarsTo form new generations of scholars prepared to conduct distinguished research and innovative teaching – and to assume roles as university faculty, research scientists and administrators.Relations with the Community At-LargeTo work closely with the local business community, acknowledging our tradition as an academic institution founded by the citizens and business community of Frankfurt. This includes partnerships with local private enterprise, government, international organizations and non-profit institutionsso as to address pressing economic and managerial problems. We integrate the larger community into our instruction (i.e. as adjunct faculty or through exchange with students), encourage entrepreneurship and likewise communicate ideas, knowledge and experience to the community bycontributing our academic and/or professional expertise.