Undergraduate Course Catalog 2014-2015
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Chairperson: Michael J. Merenda
Professor: Peter J. Lane, Michael J. Merenda
Associate Professor: Carole K. Barnett, Vanessa Urch Druskat, N. Paul Harvey III, Jun Li, Anthony T. Pescosolido
Assistant Professor: Devkamal Dutta, Andrew G. Earle, Jennifer L. Franczak, Jennifer L. Franczak, Fiona Sara Wilson
Lecturer: Juan Florin, Robert A. Gough Jr., William A. Hassey
The study of management focuses on how organizations develop, craft, and implement winning strategies, structures, systems, and values in global markets. Courses emphasize the organization’s stakeholders and the accompanying social, political, legal, economic, and technical dynamics of worldwide markets. The department’s goal is the development of effective, socially responsible, and ethical leaders through innovative teaching, research, and service. Courses cover such topics as leadership, decision-making, ethics, innovation, organizational learning, entrepreneurship, knowledge and human resource management, governmental policy making, and global competitiveness. The department’s approach to teaching involves educational methods that promote experimental learning, self-awareness, theoretical mastery, case studies, and managing oneself. A major emphasis is on action learning through group projects, business plan preparation, and the case method.