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MBU’s Strategic Plan

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VISION

Become widely known as a model Christian liberal arts university that is exceptional at integrating faith and learning. Through a variety of strategic initiatives—including church and organizational partnerships, heightened brand awareness, alumni engagement, fund development and outcomes data—we will emerge at the forefront of Christian Higher Education in the Midwest. This will result in an increasing number of Christian scholars affecting positive world change.


TRANSFORMATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES

As a distinctively Christ-centered community, MBU will provide transformative student experiences for a diverse student body that integrates unwavering Christian commitment, academic excellence and co-curricular engagement that is a model within higher education. MBU is dedicated to purposeful and exceptional student internships, mentorships and providing experiential learning to help students determine and pursue God’s calling on their lives.

  • Create Inspiring Learning Environments
  • Retain More Students
  • Remove Roadblocks to Student Retention
  • Integrate Calling & Vocation Across the Curriculum

ADVANCING OUR INFLUENCE

Through a variety of strategic initiatives- including church and organizational partnerships, heightened brand awareness, enrollment growth, alumni engagement, fund development and outcomes data- MBU will emerge at the forefront of Christian higher education in the Midwest. This will result in an increasing number of graduates who live and share the gospel in word and deed.

  • Grow Enrollment
  • Expand Giving
  • Gather & Leverage Outcomes Data
  • Clarify Identity & Story

THRIVING FINANCIAL FUTURE

To fulfill its mission and achieve its vision, MBU will advance a financial model that is flexible, resilient and that promotes ongoing financial strength, stewardship, and viability for the future. The University will focus its attention on strategically important programs and activities that complement the mission of MBU, improve financial margins and implements technology that reduces operating costs and improves student services.

  • Invest in Comprehensive Student Success
  • Increased Net Revenue
  • Optimize Program & Experience Mix
  • Build & Enhance Strategic Partnerships

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE

MBU’s culture of care, belonging and community is an expression of the University’s Christian identity. Accordingly, MBU will promote an entrepreneurial environment that leverages human talent and diversity to achieve success as well as implement initiatives that provide opportunities for team members career growth, advancement and that effectively utilizes human resources to support University operations and promotes flourishing employees.

  • Build Leadership Capacity
  • Attract & Retain Great Team Members
  • Promote a Culture of Care, Belonging, and Community
  • Train & Deploy Human Resources Effectively

Download a print version of MBU’s Strategic Plan.