Welcome from the Chair
"Our faculty members conduct research and teach on a wide range of topics related to what managers and consultants actually do in the workplace. The breadth of their expertise can help you develop the leadership skills you need to launch a new firm or reinvigorate an existing company."
The heart of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship is its faculty. We research and teach on a wide range of topics related to what managers and consultants actually do in the workplace: engaging in entrepreneurial and creative behaviors; completing the human resource tasks of hiring, supervising and firing; leading and supporting individual employees and teams; designing the overall structure of the organization and managing the change process; and negotiating strategic alliances in the global environment. Our faculty members frequently win awards in both teaching and research; they serve as journal editors, they supervise research centers and publish studies, and they write textbooks and research monographs, among other activities.
We strive to maintain and enhance our department’s reputation by updating our curriculum frequently. In the past few years we:
- Redesigned courses in each of the programs where we teach: Undergraduate, full-time MBA, online MBA, specialized Master’s degrees and Doctoral.
- Hired outstanding new faculty to help teach the new courses.
- Conducted research projects to answer important questions in our fields—and bring the findings back to the classroom.
- Collaborated with colleagues in other departments to ensure a strong cross-functional learning environment for students.
- Integrated business leaders into our courses as faculty and guest lecturers, to bring management practice into the classroom.
These efforts have paid off in strong ratings of our department from U.S. News & World Report and others. I invite you to explore the research, teaching, and service activities of our award-winning faculty and to examine courses and degree requirements for our majors and minors in the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. The breadth of our faculty’s expertise can help you develop the leadership skills you need to launch a new firm or reinvigorate an existing company.
Jeffrey G. Covin Chair
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Strategic Management
Samuel & Pauline Glaubinger Professor of Entrepreneurship