The Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (SME) department gives future professionals the communication, leadership, and strategic thinking skills to successfully develop and manage businesses worldwide. Undergraduate students majoring in entrepreneurial studies, international business, and non-profit management also take many courses in our department. In addition to learning how to construct effective business plans and make sound decisions within unstructured environments, students gain experience applying core functional business principles to management problems.
An emphasis in Management provides students with vital knowledge and understanding of how to analyze the changing competitive landscape faced by organizations, the leadership skills to develop and implement action plans to provide organizations with a competitive advantage, the entrepreneurship skills to recognize and develop new business opportunities, and the managerial skills necessary to successfully deal with the challenges of innovation, manage a diverse workforce and navigate the political landscape within a firm.
The PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship focuses on the external relations between the organization and its environment as well as the internal processes of organizational adaptation and change. It covers three broad areas of concentration: strategy; organizations; and business, government, and society with a strong international element.