Alexa Widawsky

accounting major

Meet Alexa Widawsky '14

The reason I am an accounting major is because a professor approached me outside of class and told me that he thought I had a lot of potential. From there on out I've always felt comfortable approaching professors, asking them questions, and they've felt comfortable with me, inviting me and my fellow classmates to their homes, introducing their families.

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Managing for Sustainability

By taking courses related to environmental study, science, human behavior, design or engineering, managing for sustainability students possess the skills, knowledge, and passion to achieve sustainable environmental, social and economic goals.

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Jordi Comas

assistant professor

Meet Jordi Comas

"What I got most interested in was the idea of being able to look at what people are doing not only as individuals, but as individuals acting in a pattern or network of pre-existing relationships."

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Global Management

To gain global perspective, students in this program become proficient in another language and study the political and economic forces shaping the international system.

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Percentage of management and accounting majors who, over the past 3 years, were employed fulltime within 8 months of graduating from Bucknell.

A sophisticated worldview. Strong relationships. Real world experiences. Outstanding teaching.

The School of Management at Bucknell University offers innovative professional education in the context of one of the nation's leading liberal arts universities.  A Bucknell education, combining technical skills and deep intellectual exploration, is preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders.

Our Philosophy

We are all scholars here.  We have a duty to our profession, our society, and our students to engage in scholarship as a life-long search for new answers to intellectually vital questions. By our example as scholars, we teach our students the importance of an abiding curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

Students come first. We base every decision on what is best for our students, and though reasonable people disagree about what is "best," we do not accept decisions premised on any lesser standard.

The right to be authentic. We believe in allowing each faculty member the autonomy to express their uniqueness as teachers, scholars, and community members. The interplay among these diverse perspectives, rather than any one best model of pedagogy or scholarship, promotes learning, passion, and innovation.

Truly professional education. We are committed to our students' professional development. We define "professional" broadly to include technical competence, intellectual depth, and moral development. The truly professional manager is not constrained by narrow conventions but understands organizations, has the skills and creativity to lead them, and thinks deeply and responsibly about their impact on society.

Leave room for community.  Even in our autonomy, we are responsible to each other, to help each other achieve our professional goals and to work together in common cause. We value the fundamental trust and easy collegiality that we share.

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Cynthia Guthrie

assistant professor

Cynthia Guthrie

"You want students who can talk to all levels of people about all types of ideas and be open to learning things that may not be their subject matter. That is one reason the liberal arts environment does well to prepare one for business."

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Mihai Banciu

associate professor

Mihai Banciu

"I can be as theoretical as I want in my research, but at the end of the day, I have to show that someone out there in the real world benefits from my work."

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Hands-on Experience

Experiential course

Student Managed Investment Fund

A two-semester experiential course in which a select group of Bucknell seniors manages approximately $1.7 million of Bucknell's endowment.

The course exposes students to the intellectual and practical challenges of running a small investment company.



Internships provide management and accounting students with real-world business experience, professional development and networking benefits. Bucknell's Career Development Center helps students identify and apply for internships.

Recently, students have interned with Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs Operations and Merrill Lynch.

outside the classroom

Study Abroad

At Bucknell, management and accounting majors often enhance their studies by spending a summer, semester or year abroad through one of Bucknell's own "in" programs or through one of many approved programs around the world.

Recently, management and accounting majors have studied in Florence, Milan, Prague, Spain and Vienna.


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