We believe that all business dealings should be characterized by respect, integrity, and stewardship and all managerial undertakings by quality, excellence, and service. In doing so we acknowledge God’s ownership over all resources and recognize our role as His stewards appointed to serve society by using resources responsibly. The business programs at AIIAS seek to help students develop competencies necessary to fulfill the gospel commission and to meet societal needs. These competencies will, in general, contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities in which we live and in particular enhance effectiveness and productivity in organizations where we work.
To prepare business leaders who are professionally competent, socially responsible, and ethically upright to serve organizations in a global setting.
To be the first choice for Adventist Business Education.
Motto: Explore Knowledge, Exercise Belief and Empower People
The goal of the business programs at the master’s level is to prepare business leaders who will enhance organizational effectiveness and productivity in both profit and not-for-profit settings. In order to fulfill this goal the graduates of this program will have the following competencies:
- Principled Leadership and Governance. Provide principled leadership in organizations by visioning, mentoring, and influencing business behavior towards organizational goals and mission.
- Service Orientation. Incorporate a sense of service orientation in all individual actions, business dealings, and corporate decisions. It means focusing one’s efforts on discovering, and meeting societal needs.
- Decision Making Skills. Use a broad array of problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills to address managerial issues in complex business environments.
- Interpersonal Skills. Apply effective interpersonal skills such as communication, networking, motivation, empowerment, and team building to create a corporate culture that values people.
- Strategic Insight. Recognize and create business opportunities in a competitive environment and use one’s knowledge of business functions to address them.
- Functional Knowledge. Manage (plan, organize, direct and control) effectively the operational functions of marketing, finance, accounting, production, human resource, and information technology.
- Professional Ethics. Inculcate a shared Seventh-day Adventist worldview that supports the integration of faith, excellence and integrity with one’s profession.