Mission Statement Defined A mission statement is a holistic vision of the values and philosophy of the program. The program mission needs to be consistent with campus and/or college mission. The overall question that the mission statement should answer is: What is the overall unique purpose of this program? Example from Business Information Systems We offer an innovative, technologically-focused business program providing students with a foundation for life-long learning that leads to professional success. Our program is built on applied learning aligned with leading industry standards. We affirm the importance of ethical conduct, stakeholder participation, scholarship and public service.