Management Department

The Management Department prepares students to be leaders in innovative, entrepreneurial and technology settings: in large established firms, small and medium sized growth businesses, and entrepreneurial startups. We contribute scholarly research and innovative instructional programs addressing cutting edge organizations, creativity, new forms of organizing, flexible and nimble organizations, and organizations in the information age and the idea economy. We are organized into three groups of faculty with diverse expertise and talents.

  • The Innovation, Organizations and People (IPO) group focuses on how human behavior, human resource management and communications supports innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations.
  • The Information Systems, Analytics and Technology (ISAT) group focuses on information systems, supply chain management, business analytics and the management of technology.
  • The Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (SIE) group focuses on the organization as a whole — building new organizations from idea to business, as well as keeping medium and large organizations nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial in the global economy.

Students earning an emphasis in management will learn the skills and tools needed to lead successful organizations from projects to departments and small businesses to global enterprises. Management coursework at Mizzou is diverse because managing today and in the future requires a strong set of skills and abilities: entrepreneurial strategy, human resource management, human behavior in organizations, information systems/analytics, operations management, business law, diversity and inclusion and leadership and ethics.

Programs

BS BA with an emphasis in Management

The Management Department prepares students to be leaders in innovative, entrepreneurial and technology settings: in large established firms, small and medium sized growth businesses, and entrepreneurial startups. We prepare students to lead cutting edge, flexible and nimble organizations, especially preparing students to lead organizations in the information age and the idea economy.

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Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

Occupations in supply chain management are among the highest paid business professions, and SCM specialists are among the most sought after job candidates.

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Certificate in Human Resources Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is a specialized management track for those interested in helping employees meet professional goals and organizations optimize employee talent in order to directly enhance business results.

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PhD Program with Concentration in Management

This four-year program trains and prepares students for an academic career at institutions having both teaching and research missions. 

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Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship Minor

Students pursuing a Minor in Entrepreneurship value innovation, hard work, and self-sufficiency. The required coursework focuses on developing creativity, identifying opportunities for innovation, and the skills needed to manage a new organization.

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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation brings together many offerings under one central hub so students can maximize their potential. Housed in the Management Department in the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, the CEI offers programming and events that promise a top-notch entrepreneurial education.

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Entrepreneurship Alliance

The Entrepreneurial Alliance is an initiative designed to foster a culture of innovation at MU. The movement is motivated by students who see the value in entrepreneurship and is fueled by business leaders who know that growth during a down economy depends on startups.

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