The Williams College of Business educates students of business, enabling them to improve organizations and society, consistent with the Jesuit tradition. The mission of the college is in keeping with the university's mission, articulated by President Michael Graham, S.J. as "to serve society by forming students intellectually, morally, and spiritually, with rigor and compassion, towards lives of solidarity, service, and success." Our goal is for all our graduates to achieve their career goals and improve society. For undergraduates, the college builds on Xavier's strong liberal arts program to provide each student with proficiency in each of the core competencies, with excellent technical skills in his or her specific major, and with a successful transition to business. For MBAs, the college strengthens student proficiencies in the core competencies and enhances students' business acumen. The effectiveness of the faculty in promoting student learning requires that faculty employ a variety of teaching methods, continuously develop their own expertise in pedagogy, and continuously assess and enhance their classes, in terms of both coverage and pedagogy.