Learn the ins and outs of what makes an organization successful, starting at the top! Management studies the roles of leaders and their organizational impact. Major topics include: employee behavior and motivation, bargaining and negotiation, team development, leadership and innovation, managing diversity, human resource management, strategic change, managing competitive environments, corporate strategy and strategic alliances, and strategy formulation and implementation.  

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the courses we offer in management are designed to help students learn skills such as leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, sound decision-making, oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, leadership, organizing and planning activities, diversity management and cross-cultural skills.

Management Pathways at UCR School of Business

BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management

Get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in management. Each concentration offers a wide selection of courses in the management to choose from. Students must complete five courses within the management concentration. See the concentration in management study plan.

At the undergraduate level, management students can choose their concentrations in the following areas:

  • General management
  • Human resources management
  • International management
  • Public policy and management

Bachelors of Science Program

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A Master of Business Administration is essential for advancement in many career paths. Gain the unique skill sets that will differentiate you as an expert in a particular area of business by choosing one or two concentrations. The management concentration requires five courses, and students may choose from a wide range of electives within the concentration. At the graduate level, UCR School of Business offers elective courses in:

  • Entrepreneurial management
  • General management
  • Human resources management/organizational behavior
  • International management

MBA Program

Ph.D. with a Concentration in Strategic Management and Organization

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management and Organization prepares students for an academic career researching and teaching organizational behavior and strategy. As a Ph.D. student in Strategic Management and Organization, you will be working with faculty who are outstanding researchers, published in the very best journals in the field, and who have considerable experience successfully advising doctoral students.

Ph.D. Program

  • Faculty in Management

Management Seminars & Conferences

    Date/Time Presenter Paper
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 Eugene Caruso (UCLA) TBD
    Thursday, May 9, 2019 Enrico Diecidue (INSEAD) TBD
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 Sally Sadoff (UC San Diego) “Improving College Instruction through Incentives”
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich) “Market Competition and Effectiveness of Performance Pay: Evidence From The Field”
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 Maia Young (UC Irvine) “How Emotions Move Us: An Integrative Framework for Emotions and Decision Making”
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 Sekou Bermiss (UT Austin) “Scaling Impact: Understanding How Growth is Conceptualized in Social Ventures”
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 Melissa Valentine (Stanford) “Binning is Sinning: How Algorithmic Decision‐making Reconfigures the Org Chart”
    Thursday, November 29, 2018 Jennifer Chatman (UC Berkeley) “Paradigm Lost: New Frontiers in Organizational Culture Research”
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 Ann Majchrzak (USC) “Knowledge Co‐Creation with Crowdsourcing”