Why we exist

Our purpose

Empowering real transformation

We believe in futures that are brighter than pasts. We root for those who have the passion, conviction and grit to embrace opportunity. We exist to make more possible, because we are committed to Empowering Real Transformation

Our promise

Discover your place

Here, it's business and its personal. With an education anchored in the real world and real local impact, we offer a place that creates supportive relationships and launches expansive dreams, inspiring confidence far beyond the classroom. At the Katz School, you can trust that you'll Discover Your Place

How we show up

Our values

Inspiring the individual

We put our students at the center of everything we do. The authentic relationships built here develop individuals, shape our communities, and create the future of business. 

Connecting the community

We build each other up, investing in our students and our town as we see them also investing in one another. Our role is to constantly add fuel to this virtuous cycle.

Innovating for impact

We cultivate creative thinking and entreneurial spirit without getting lost in theory. Our students learn by doing, hands-on, trying and failing until they succeed. 

What we do

Our values in action

  • Quality and qualifications of faculty
  • Class size and faculty accessibility
  • Student groups like American Indigenous Business Leaders
  • The Native American Tuition Waiver
  • Teaching school vs. research school
  • Center for Innovation
  • MCSB Accreditation
  • Positive societal impact and community engagement
  • Field learning opportunities with local businesses
  • Hawk Tank and pitch competitions
  • Entrepreneurship classes with seed funds
  • Internships with local businesses
  • Professor autonomy to craft curriculum, assignments, etc.