Introduction

We are a School of Business and Economics for the public good.

Energised by our regional edge on the west coast of Ireland, we are a globally engaged School of Business and Economics for the public good that makes a transformative impact for students, society and business.

The NUI Galway 2020–2025 Strategic Plan, Shared Vision Shaped by Values, provides an ambitious vision for the University shaped by the values of respect, openness, sustainability and excellence. J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics’ Strategic Plan 2021–2025 aligns with the University’s strategy, mission, vision and core values.

The School’s Strategic Plan 2021– 2025 is centred around the four key strategic priority areas of research and impact, teaching and learning, external engagement and internationalisation, and is shaped by our core values. Our vision for the next four years is to make a global impact for the public good by addressing grand challenges through our teaching, research and influence on public policy. We are committed to delivering value to all our stakeholders and especially to our students, our external business, industry and policy partners, our community and our society.

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A School of Business and Economics for the Public Good

Our Mission: Energised by our regional edge on the west coast of Ireland, we are a globally engaged School of Business and Economics for the public good that makes a transformative impact for students, society and business.

Our Vision: Striving beyond - From our regional edge on the west coast of Ireland, our vision is to make a global impact for the public good by addressing grand challenges through our teaching, research and influence on public policy.

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Our Values

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics has adopted the University’s values of respect, openness, sustainability and excellence.

  • Respect: We foster a shared, inclusive environment where we respect and value each other by focusing on social responsibility and business and societal impact.
  • Excellence: We strive beyond to exceed expectations and deliver positive impact.
  • Openness: We embrace change and are future-focused in how we engage with all our stakeholders and our communities.
  • Sustainability: We will integrate the business, economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability for organisational, university and community operations and networks.

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Our Strategic Priorities

Our Strategic Plan has identified four strategic priority areas: 

  • Research and Impact
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • External Engagement
  • Internationalisation

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Downloads

  • Strategic Plan (English)

    Strategic Plan (English) PDF (4.7 MB)

  • Strategic Plan (Irish)

    Strategic Plan (Irish) PDF (4.7 MB)