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Department of Management

In connection with the Ignatian vision of intellectual excellence informed by conscience, the Department of Management's mission is to develop leaders who have a broad, value-oriented perspective and integrate many dimensions of organizations – behavioral, cultural, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, international, legal and structural – in making balanced and responsible decisions that affect their organizations, stakeholders and themselves.

The Department of Management in the Erivan K. Haub School of Business prepares students to continue in life as creative, highly skilled and intellectually curious learners who exhibit rigorous moral and stakeholder-based discernment in their actions and decision-making.

In fulfilling that mission, the management faculty is committed to listening and advising students towards achieving their career goals and objectives. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge and expertise and are always willing to provide students with academic or career-related advice.


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Management Degree Programs

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Our Faculty

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News & Announcements

3 Major Issues Facing the U.S. EconomySaint Joseph’s expert faculty, Laura Crispin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, and Eric Patton, Ph.D., associate professor of management, tease out some of the larger issues facing the U.S. economy and how employers can start to get the country back to work this fall.

Commencement 21 Ceremonies to Feature Faculty Speakers: Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., interim chair and associate professor of management and director of the leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability program, will be speaking at the 2021 undergraduate ceremony. Stephen J. Porth, Ph.D. '80, professor of management, will also receive the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Business Bootcamp Drills Veterans for Success: Pat Swanick ’79 ’82 (MBA) and wife Diana honor their fathers’ service by supporting entrepreneurial training for veterans.

How Companies Can Encourage Neurodiversity at the Job Search Stage: Eric Patton, Ph.D., associate professor of management, discusses the inconsistent and often difference-unfriendly hiring practices job seekers on the autism spectrum face. Although studies have shown that neurodiversity is an asset for companies, candidates with autism often struggle to get a foot in the door. Patton discusses ways to combat this problem pulled from a research paper he recently published in the journal Personnel Review titled “Autism, Attributions and Accommodations: Overcoming Barriers and Integrating a Neurodiverse Workforce.”

The Unexpected Truth About Leading During a CrisisFaced with constant uncertainty and a litany of tough choices, leaders are being tested like never before by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., associate professor of management and director of the leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability program, and executive-in-residence Thomas Beeman ’75, ’77 (M.A.), Ph.D., FACHE say leading during uncertainty doesn’t mean leading differently; instead, it’s about recommitting to the principles that are effective under normal circumstances.

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Alumni Spotlight

Kristin Thompson '18 standing in front of a bookshelf

The professors within the management department are a great resource for networking and job opportunities. I have received great career advice from them and have found that they are more than willing to help with resume critique and interview preparation."

Kristin Thompson '18 standing in front of a bookshelf

Kristin Thompson '18

HR Transformation and Process Simplification Associate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Michael Centanni '17

My international business major gave me raw skills that I could confidently market in interviews and now in the professional world. I have a much greater understanding of the various elements that go into the operation of every type of business, from the smallest of firms to the 'giants' in the business world."

Michael Centanni '17

Michael Centanni '17

Export Logistics Coordinator, BDP International

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I constantly strive to become better at what I do. Learning from other people at St. Joe’s — thought leaders, academic experts and fellow professionals — [as I studied organization development and leadership] pushed me to become a better internal consultant and coach.”

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Jameel Rush '14 (M.S.)

VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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