Heider Mindset Curriculum

Business education transformed: The Heider Mindset Curriculum.

At the Heider College of Business, we prepare students for the world outside the classroom, and today’s graduates need to be problem-solvers and change-makers. The Mindset Curriculum helps us work toward those abstract ideals in tangible ways. The six mindsets serve as guideposts as we develop and enhance courses. They’re also measurement marks for students as they prepare to hit the ground running at graduation.


After conversations with numerous industry leaders, we compiled the top characteristics businesses now expect from recent graduates entering the workforce. In addition to academic disciplines such as accounting or finance, employers want agile, adaptive professionals who are intentional, analytical and collaborative, and who understand that business can be done ethically and for the good of others.

After identifying the common themes, six distinctive mindsets emerged.

The Heider Mindsets