Mission

MISSION

PSU provides students with academic as well as real world experiences in which they are encouraged to develop a strong sense of responsibility and personal leadership convinced that reason, justice, tolerance and compassion are the cornerstones of individual peace of mind and international harmony.

PSU builds competent learners as they engage in student research, written and oral presentations, field activities, case studies, simulations, readings, lectures, examinations, internships, and related assessments. These processes contribute to student success to achieve the following:

  • master course concepts, relevant research, and practical applications;
  • think critically, analytically, and creatively in finding practical solutions to routine and unique problems;
  • apply ethical standards in everyday personal interactions within the family, the world of work, organizational life, and as a member of an international community;

Operating continuously since 1928, PSU has undergone several changes in its mission. An integral part of PSU’s mission today is to be a multi-purpose professional institution of higher education promoting 1) discovery and knowledge application; 2) skill acquisition; and 3) intellectual and character development. Graduates are prepared to contribute effectively and ethically as leaders in today’s international business and commerce world. This mission is conducted in an environment which encourages intellectual and scholarly development fosters openness to wide ranging ideas, cultures and people in addition to enhancing personal growth.

OBJECTIVES

Each of the University’s goals is activated through these instructional objectives which students apply in their studies.

Subject Competency: Students will become conversant with course content material and hone their research and investigative skills through appropriate learning activities. In this intellectual growth process students learn to value life-long learning as essential to their own personal growth and develop a philosophy of life that helps nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and concern for the community and environment.

Skills Mastery: Students learn the requisite professional and communication skills for careers in business and the world of technology. Computer literacy is essential in this process to access professional literature through on-line services and to gain familiarity with key references in selected fields of study. Especially for international students, PSU’s objective is to have them learn to communicate effectively in English and to be sensitive to American values.

Global Understanding: Students, in all courses of study, master the strategic concepts and develop the requisite attitudes and skills to function within the diverse cultural, religious, and social parameters of the world’s “Global Village.”

GOALS

This mission is achieved through the following goals which are the cornerstones of the academic program:

Higher Order Thinking and Critical Analysis: Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically, and creatively, and will apply this ability to the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data; formulating conclusions; and developing new and important ideas. In the process, they willhave demonstrated the oral and written communication skills to apply and contribute to organizational, scientific, and technological knowledge.

Global Understanding and Multicultural Perspective: This includes the awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of both the diversity and commonality of cultures. Specifically, students acquire an insight both into the value that comes from diversity, and from the opportunity to apply their different strengths to achieving common goals. This effort will require the construction of new global relationships from unique and disparate economic, historical, political, geographic, and environmental sources.

Professional Management: Students will develop and demonstrate expertise in the field of business administration and technology with an emphasis on strategic leadership, strategy formulation, organization design, and human resource management within a global context. Such mastery is accomplished through both formal study and various experiential forms of learning; by benefiting from previous research and practice; by developing their own learning, organizational, and management knowledge and skills; and by contributing this knowledge and skill to the enhancement and effective application of the learning that comes from prior experience. As part of their growth, students develop and articulate the ethical standards which will guide their professional and personal lives.