The Department of Management offers a broad integrated program of study in which students specialize in particular areas of interest. Undergraduate students select between majors in consulting, entrepreneurship or information technology management, while MBA students can choose a leadership development, consulting or entrepreneurship concentration. Faculty research interests include workplace behavior, social capital, motivation, innovation, supply chain and information technology adoption.
The Consulting program prepares students to manage people and processes within both large and small organizations or to consult organizations on those management issues. A particular emphasis is placed on managing within organizations facing the challenges of rapid change and increased competition. The major is designed to provide sufficient flexibility for students to prepare for several career paths by preparing students to think systematically about the processes through which organizations achieve excellence.
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The Entrepreneurship program prepares students to conceive, develop and launch new ventures and to turn innovative ideas into products that can be brought to market. Emphasis is placed on the financial, legal, and marketing aspects of start-up businesses. The program culminates with a juried business plan competition for financial backing and start-up funding support.
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The ITM program is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the use of information systems for the benefit of organizations and society. This program of study focuses on educating the students about the development and use of information systems as decision-making and problem-solving tools. The program also is intended to develop an understanding of the managerial issues encountered in the operation or introduction of information systems in organizations, particularly, how these tools can be used to gain a competitive edge and to re-engineer an organization.
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