Department Head: Dean
Professors: Desplaces, Money, Sobel
Associate Professors: Dean
Alvah C. Chapman Chair of Management and Ethics: Fontana
Assistant Professors: Bezjian, Sharma
Instructors: Fontana, Swartwood
The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship offers those who pursue a major through the department an opportunity to prepare themselves deliberatively, rationally, and intentionally to develop careers as principled leaders in their future endeavors. Engagement in management and entrepreneurship classes within the department prepares students to lead diverse individuals, recognize opportunities, and make sound critical decisions as they proceed in their career.
The Department offers a major in management. The Department is also responsible for two minors: business administration and entrepreneurship. The curriculum builds the basics of business fundamental knowledge, ethical decision-making and allows students to recognize the trends of today’s business environment. Students are exposed to a unique blend of classroom and applied experiential learning opportunities to aid them in selecting and helping prepare them for their chosen career in today’s dynamic economy.
As a principled manager and entrepreneur, students will develop the knowledge and skills to build trust, inspire commitment, lead change, work in and lead teams, harness people’s creativity and enthusiasm, recognize opportunities, find shared vision and values, share authority and responsibility.
The program provides content and guidance regarding how to assess the moral and ethical dimensions of business decisions in a principled manner. All students in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department are strongly encouraged to do an industry internship-this is supervised work experience related to their desired career objective.
The Department oversees the Baker School of Business Innovation Lab - a small operation with a large undertaking as it operates as an idea hub for entrepreneurially-minded students across campus. The Lab’s mission is to “create principled change agents of innovation that solve complex problems.” To achieve this, we teach students to think creatively using a variety of means to solve problems of all sizes.