The mission of the University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business Administration is to prepare a diverse student population, primarily from South Carolina and the Central Savannah River Area, for successful business careers. The School of Business Administration focuses on creating a caring learning environment in its accredited undergraduate program. The program prepares students to meet the dynamic global, technological, and ethical challenges of a business and society. The program is delivered through quality instruction in both face-to-face classroom settings as well as through an online degree completion program for place-bound or non-traditional students, while the graduate business program is delivered on a part-time basis in a face-to-face classroom setting. School of Business Administration faculty maintain currency within their business disciplines by conducting relevant research, with a primary emphasis on peer-reviewed intellectual contributions in applied research, including both contributions to practice and learning, and pedagogical research, and a secondary emphasis on discipline-based scholarship, which involves basic or theoretical research. School of Business Administration faculty are engaged outside the university through service in scholarly and professional organizations in their disciplines as well as business consulting and training activities provided to the local community. The University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business Administration will be recognized as an exemplary provider of undergraduate business education for both traditional and non-traditional students and graduate business education for non-business students in South Carolina and neighboring states.