To impart professional formation of excellence through undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in management and entrepreneurship, that enable graduates to build sustainable, world-class organizations. To contribute to contemporary society through research and extension programs of the highest caliber in the fields of administration, management, production, economics and finance.
To be an academic department of excellence, recognized as such, both nationally and internationally, in the fields of entrepreneurial science and public policy.
The foundational values of the Department of Commercial Engineering are Interdisciplinarity, Sustainability, Globalization, Academic Excellence and Innovation. It also recognizes, assimilates and puts into practice the framework of values upheld by Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and symbolized in the USM seal.
The Department is open to and promotes the work carried out by its faculty with conjunction with experts from other disciplines to address problems that are interdisciplinary in nature. It also encourages the production of interdisciplinary research papers and theses by its students.
The Department considers that strategies and actions put forward for application by a production unit or any other type of organization must be analyzed as to their possible impacts, weighing the social, environmental and economic risks that may affect the future viability of the unit, the industry and the market.
The Department recognizes that globalization exerts a conditioning influence on its academic programs, research and extension activities, in order to ensure an adequate response to the demands of contemporary society.
The Department strives to ensure that all academic activities —teaching, research and extension—are in compliance with the quality standards that an academic department must uphold as a recognized leader in the field of higher education.
The Department promotes in its academics the development of innovative solutions in teaching, research and extension. It also encourages its students to apply innovative and creative approaches to address the challenges of contemporary society.