Management has been described as a practice where art, science, and craft meet. It is management that takes the assets of a firm (its products, its services, its people) and combines them in a way that achieves lasting success. Because there is an art to it, effective management is something that a firm’s competitors find difficult to imitate.
Undergraduate and masters students can learn the craft and science of management in a number of different areas. Strategic management focuses on the decisions that top management can make to increase profitability. Organizational behavior focuses on what leaders can do to improve motivation and performance. Operations management focuses on improving the processes used to produce goods and services. Students with Management majors, concentrations, or certificates can leverage those skills in industry, management consulting, and entrepreneurial careers.
PhD students are trained to contribute to the science of management. The department’s faculty are among the most productive in the country and include current and former editors of several top journals. The faculty study a wide variety of topics and encourage students to carve out their own unique research identities.
Points of Pride
Jason Colquitt received the Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award for 2014. This award is chosen by the Full-Time MBA students and recognizes excellence in the program's core curriculum. Professor Colquitt teaches organizational behavior in the Full-Time MBA program.
Jessica Rodell was a recipient of the Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar award. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, the award recognizes an up and coming scholar who is a rising star in his or her field. This was the first year of existence for the Adams Early Career Scholar award, which was given to three assistant professors across the university.
Jon Bundy (a PhD candidate) just accepted a position at Penn State. Jon had a very successful job market experience, with job offers and/or pending site visits from Indiana, North Carolina, Washington, Virginia, and Arizona.
Professor Mike Pfarrer has been named an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Review, the top theoretical journal in the field. Professor Pfarrer's three-year term will begin in July of 2014.
Professor Marie Mitchell won the 2013 Best Symposium Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. The symposium, titled “Theoretical and empirical developments on motives of (un)ethical decision making and behavior,” showcased work by Professor Mitchell and Mike Baer, a PhD candidate in Management.
Professor Scott Graffin is serving as an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field. Professor Graffin’s three-year term will extend through December of 2017.
Interim Department Head
Jason Colquitt wants his students to see the value in supplementing their experience and intuition with science-based wisdom.
The William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair in the department of management, wants his students to see the value in supplementing their experience and intuition with science-based wisdom.
Terry awards doctorates in seven disciplines, each of which nominated distinguished graduates in academia. These seven represent the cream of a very impressive crop.
Kevin Brinson, a senior in management and international business, has received numerous honors and accolades, but his passion is to give back to others and help uplift communities.