The Department of Management supports research and teaching related to understanding the dynamics of organizations from a variety of perspectives. Some topics of interest include motivation, employee and firm performance, strategic decision making, management of human resources, organizational justice, leadership, entrepreneurship, executive behavior, and employee reactions.
We offer the State of Michigan’s premier undergraduate programs in Human Resource Management and General Management, as well as minors in retail management and sports business management. Our MBA concentrations in Human Resource Management, Leadership and Change Management, and Strategic Management prepare master’s students for tomorrow’s management challenges. Our PhD programs, with specializations in Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management and Human Resource Management are ranked among the nation’s finest.
Management faculty are widely acknowledged as leaders in research in such areas as employee training and development, team decision making and effectiveness, and strategy formulation and firm performance. We are editors of major journals, authors of leading textbooks, and members of influential review boards. Faculty members work with businesses to strengthen competitive effectiveness and improve managerial understanding of organizational processes and performance. What we learn as researchers and advisers shapes what we teach in the classroom, producing an educational experience that is grounded in reality yet forward-looking in emphasis.