Management is the most common yet most misunderstood field in all of business. It is easy to know right away if someone is poor at accounting or finance, but bad management? Alas, that is much harder to immediately detect. Too frequently, bad managers persist like zombies in a cheap horror movie blaming their problems on everyone but themselves while they slowly suck the brains from the organizations they are supposed to guide. Worse, many people tend to dismiss the skills of a trained manager as simply “common sense.” But if management is common sense, where do all these bad managers keep coming from?
Management is simply achieving accomplishment with others. It is the most broadly applicable skill set taught at the College of Business.
The Management Department is a team of dedicated professionals devoted to the systematic investigation and dissemination of ways people can work well with others.
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Chair, Management Department