The Dean welcomes you
"Deusto Business School is celebrating its centenary anniversary this year, so this is an excellent opportunity to look back on its history. Not many business schools have been able to celebrate such an important date and it is worth taking a few moments to remember the people and institutions that have made it possible. It would be impossible to mention all of them so I will just point out what they have all shared: our values, which make Deusto distinctive.
During this academic year, we have devoted many hours to think about the future. The new 2020 Strategic Plan, new Bachelor´s degrees, postgraduate and Executive Education courses being offered, new research and transfer projects, etc. Once more, there are too many things to mention here so I will just point out something that we wanted to be first and foremost in everything we do: our values, which make Deusto distinctive.
Did you study with us? Do you share our respect for these values? Are you planning to study here? We will ask you to carry them with you. Would you like to join our School? We need you to be an example of our values. Because that is what we want to be, the project that we want to make come true, the values that make Deusto distinctive.
Do you think it's worth the effort involved to achieve professional excellence? Do you believe it is essential to work with integrity and ethical commitment, based on cooperation and solidarity? Do you feel that the future needs innovative people, entrepreneurs? That it needs people who are open to what's different, to diversity?
If that is your view, we will be expecting you. We need the help of people like you, companies and institutions like yours, to make this project last another hundred years and, most importantly, to ensure that each of those years has been worth it."
Guillermo Dorronsoro Artabe
Dean of Deusto Business School
- Train responsible professionals, capable of promoting and leading sustainable business projects in a global context, towards a more prosperous, fairer and more inclusive society.
- Contribute to generating knowledge that to respond to the main challenges facing society and organizations, from an interdisciplinary perspective and in collaboration with other stakeholders.
This mission is inspired by the core principles that should guide the identity and mission of the university centers of the Society of Jesus.
Based on our mission and the University’s catchword for this strategic period “the University as Service and Commitment” we believe that our Vision should be built around the Jesuit motto “Serving for a Better World”, comprising both teaching and knowledge generation as core activities to create and sustain that Vision.
- We want to continue to be recognized as one of the very top Business Schools in Spain, and develop our capabilities and competencies for also being a school of reference within the European business schools’ framework, thus continuing to serve for a better world.
All in all, we will continue to foster learning as well as knowledge creation and transfer experiences in favor of a more just and inclusive society.
Summarizing, we will embrace the world in order to better serve it:
Embrace the World, to better serve the Community
The values of Deusto Business School, inspired by the tradition of the Society of Jesus, are as follow:
- Professional excellence – It means seeking the highest quality in our work. Performing our activities with rigor and technical competence, but also with profound human quality. Giving the best of ourselves and always seeking to go further. Advance and improve.
- Integrity and ethical commitment – It means being honest and honorable in our work and in our relationships with others. Being aware of the ethical implications of the many decisions that we face and acting in a fair and responsible manner. Seeking the common good, especially that of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
- Cooperation and solidarity – It means recognizing the need and the value of working with others to address common challenges. Being able to transcend purely individual interests to work for the collective interest. Working together to develop a common project in which the whole is more than the sum of its parts.
- Openness and diversity – It means being open to the new and different. Recognizing the value and the wealth we could receive from what is different from us: people from other countries, other cultures and religions; new ideas and viewpoints that challenge our beliefs. Being able to welcome, respect, value, discuss, share, live and work with those who are not like us.
- Innovation and entrepreneurship – It means looking critically at reality, identifying challenges and opportunities; being able to propose solutions to overcome unsolved problems; convincing more people to move from ideas to actions; making the change happen and creating a shared value.