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Strong and effective management is essential to every enterprise. The Department of Management creates leaders and entrepreneurs who contribute to a sustainable and global economy.


Welcome to the Department of Management in the College of Business, where our focus is on business for a better world. The people in our department conduct timely and important research that not only impact businesses, but also the disciplines in which we are apart. These disciplines include strategy, human resources, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and supply chain management. Our award-winning faculty strive to enhance learning experiences for our students and set them up for success. We engage with an enrich the communities in which we serve. We want to grow and continue our relationships with you, our stakeholders, as we strive for our mission of management for a better world.

– Susan Golicic,
Professor and Chair


Prof. Susan Golicic
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Management is a rapidly changing field that’s crucial to our economy. In the Department of Management at CSU's College of Business, our goal is to educate the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future by providing core management skills to help students succeed in contributing to a sustainable and global economy.

See how the Department of Management turns students into excellent managers.

Our faculty members are committed to being the best teachers possible, while participating in the creation of new knowledge to keep our courses fresh, practical, and relevant. Management faculty are widely acknowledged as leaders in research in such areas as entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, trust, negotiation, teams, diversity and inclusion, supply chain and logistics, human resource management, and strategic leadership. Faculty have published research in many top management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Venturing, and Organization Science.

We are active contributors and leaders in our professional organizations and serve on top editorial review boards. Faculty members also work with businesses to improve organizational processes and performance. Our research and consulting are translated into a classroom experience that is grounded in a solid body of knowledge as well as being practical and progressive.

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Leading the way to solve complex business problems, our research extends beyond journals and publications. Our faculty include experienced scholars whose work impacts our field and society as well as being widely cited.

Areas we study:

  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Strategic management
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Supply chain management
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Academic Programs

The human resource (HR) management concentration helps you develop a wide-range of knowledge of HR management along with the skills necessary for implementing strategic, effective, and legally defensible HR practices in contemporary business organizations.

The management and innovation concentration provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of management, along with the skills necessary for effective decision making in a business environment.

The supply chain management concentration helps you develop knowledge of global supply chain management (SCM) along with the skills to implement strategic, efficient, and effective SCM practices in contemporary business enterprises. You will focus on process improvement, strategic sourcing and procurement management, logistics and distribution, and operations management.

Our business management graduate certificate is designed for professionals with limited business backgrounds seeking industry-level knowledge in fundamental areas of management, marketing, finance and more. Covering a broad base of business topics, this certificate is ideal for working professionals looking to establish their business career or seek advancement opportunities.

Professional Networks

The Institute for Entrepreneurship focuses on training entrepreneurs to positively impact the world.

The CSU Supply Chain Management Forum provides partners with the opportunity to interact with CSU supply chain faculty, outstanding supply chain students and other company partners.

The HR Edge Network brings executives and faculty together to share research, develop best practices and address the pressing issues businesses face today. 

Student Involvement

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Society for Human Resource Management – Students learn more about the field of human resources and have opportunities to gain HR experience through internships, job shadowing, networking and projects.

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Net Impact – Students learn how to use their career to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world in this international nonprofit organization.

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Association for Operations Management, CSU Supply Chain Management – This organization lets students learn about and network in the business and supply chain management field via events and educational opportunities.

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Supply chain practicums – Students get practical experience working on real supply chain management issues, better preparing them for their careers.

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Internships – Our internship program allows students to blend classroom learning with work experience. Interns develop a better understanding of the industry and create connections that benefit their career path.