Chair of the Department of Management and Business: Timothy Harper
F. William Harder Chair in Business Administration: Guy Mastrion
Professors: James J. Kennelly; Elzbieta Lepkowska-White; Pushkala Prasad, The Zankel Chair in Management for Liberal Arts Students; Mark A. Youndt
Associate Professors: Caroline D’Abate, Timothy Harper, Christine Page, Aiwu Zhao
Visiting Associate Professor: Paul Corr
Assistant Professors: David Cohen, Mike Dunn, Chaoping Li, Ting Li, Jina Mao, Minita Sanghvi, Mahesh Shankar
Senior Teaching Professor: Christine Kopec
Teaching Professors: Cathy Hill
Lecturers: Joseph Diamante, Peter Moloney, Jessica Sterling
Executive in Residence: Colleen Burke
We teach our students to master the core disciplines of the field and to prepare for tomorrow’s dynamic global environment with a business education rooted in a strong liberal arts perspective.
As a department within a liberal arts college, our program teaches students to think about business from multiple dimensions, giving insight into the ethical, historical, technological, cultural, creative, ecological, and political forces that have shaped business and are shaped by it. By rooting our curriculum in a spectrum of six contextual dimensions (below), we lead our students to master the core disciplines of the field and to prepare for tomorrow’s dynamic global environment. While bringing an interdisciplinary, liberal arts perspective to the study of business, our program does not sacrifice a firm education in the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, and finance. Indeed, we offer business as a context to demonstrate the value of a liberal arts education.
Six Dimensions for Studying Management and Business in Context
The Department of Management and Business offers a firm education in the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, and finance. In addition, the department has adopted six dimensions for studying management and business in context to help our students become well-rounded leaders in an increasingly complex world. These dimensions push students to explore the core disciplines of management and business within a spectrum of conceptual frameworks and perspectives drawn from various disciplines in the liberal arts and a contextual understanding of business operations and economic forces (e.g., historical, cultural, global, environmental, etc.). MB courses may fulfill one of these dimensions or several of them, depending on the course content.
I. History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to gain an historical understanding of the field and/or become familiar with the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of business and management as they relate to organizational decision-making.
II. Media, Technology, and Innovation in Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to engage with and use technology or to examine the role played by media, technology, and/or innovation in shaping organizations, the business world, product design and consumption, customer/employee communication, supply chains, relations at work, etc.
III. Culture and Global Awareness in Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to understand both the cultural dimensions of persons and organizations as well as the global-cultural context of business.
IV. Creativity and the Arts in Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to gain an appreciation for the centrality of creativity and artistic imagination to business, organizations, and entrepreneurship while simultaneously helping students grasp the commercial dimension of artistic production and dissemination.
V. Natural Environment and Sustainability in Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to learn about close connections between business organizations and the natural environment, while highlighting issues of sustainability.
VI. Government and Politics in Management and Business
Courses that fulfill this dimension provide an opportunity for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the complex relationship between businesses, organizations, national governments, and global institutions (e.g., the impact of regulatory frameworks and public policy).
MB 309 - Banking and Financial Services Management
AAMB 321 - Entertainment Law and Business