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Be a creative problem-solver and adaptable leader.

Are you a people person? Do you gravitate toward leadership roles? Management students are entrepreneurs, strategic planners, holistic thinkers and cross-departmental connectors.

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A Future in Management

A Future in Management

Isenberg’s management department simulates the real-world challenges you’ll face on the job so you’ll be ready to tackle any complex issue thrown your way. Our faculty challenge students to answer questions about how theory applies to real world managerial challenges through coursework and experiential learning.



Management courses have a special emphasis on people and social dynamics in the workplace.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning
New Venture Planning

In this class, management students will be introduced to a number of entrepreneurial companies via case studies and guest speakers. Additionally, these students will read about and discuss topics such as the business plan, raising money for a new venture, assessing the riskiness of new businesses and the unique management challenges of start-ups.

Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise

This course is designed to help students examine current threats to the sustainability of the global economy, the environment and social impacts of current business practice. You will also learn how both governmental regulations and for profit business initiatives are needed to address these issues.

Isenberg Management Association

The Isenberg Management Association is a student run organization that fosters a better understanding of management ideas, strategies, and practices. The IMA organizes faculty seminars, alumni presentations, field trips to businesses, and networking for relevant employment opportunities. IMA creates cohesion and provides resources for Isenberg students interested in management.

Students that obtained employment within 6 months of graduation
Median starting salary, Class of 2021
Public Business School in the Northeast, 2021
Career Paths in Management

Career Paths in Management

Graduates are positioned to excel in a variety of positions, from executives of businesses and social agencies to leaders in government, education, healthcare and non-profits. Many management majors start their own businesses, or have also gone on to graduate studies in business, law or professional management programs offered by major corporations. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.

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Management Faculty

Management Faculty

Michael Blomfield
Assistant Professor
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D. Anthony Butterfield
Professor Emeritus
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Marta Calas
Marta Calás
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Ina Ganguli
Ina Ganguli
Associate Professor of Economics
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Emily Heaphy
Emily Heaphy
Associate Professor & John F. Kennedy Faculty Fellow
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Charles Johnson
Charles J. Johnson
Clinical Associate Professor & Associate Director of the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship
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Ron Karren
Professor Emeritus
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Jennifer Kish-Gephart
Associate Professor of Organization Studies
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Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca
Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca
Berthiaume Chaired Professor of Leadership
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Mzamo Mangaliso
Mzamo Mangaliso
Department Chair, Associate Professor
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Robert Marx
Professor Emeritus
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Jennifer Merton
Associate Department Chair, Law Lecturer Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
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Temitope Oladimeji
Temitope S. Oladimeji
Assistant Professor
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Bogdan Prokopovych
Senior Lecturer
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Feng Qiu
Feng Qiu
Assistant Professor
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Orlando Richard
Orlando Richard
Earl W. Stafford Endowed Professor in Organizational Studies
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Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma
Associate Professor
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Brian Shea
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Bruce Skaggs
Bruce Skaggs
Flavin Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies: Management
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Linda Smircich
Professor Emeritus
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Contact Us

Department of Management
Room 227
Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Email Us

Phone: 413.577.7022