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

The College 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.

Welcome from the Dean

The College of Management, home to nearly 600 students and more than 30 faculty and staff, offers transformative business experiences and educational opportunities grounded in the liberal arts.

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Walling Speaker Series

Join us this fall for lectures by alumni management experts.

  • Kathy Vizas '79
  • Garry Thaniel '04
  • Jay Wright '83
  • Thomas Williams '80
  • Kristina Leslie '86, P'17
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96%


of management graduates in the Class of 2016 were either employed, seeking an advanced degree or volunteering nine months after graduation.



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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.

Get to Know Us


Meet all of our faculty

Cynthia Guthrie

Associate 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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Jamie Hendry

Associate Professor of Management; Chair, Managing for Sustainability Program

Jamie Hendry

"In our program, students are focused on learning what sustainability means. What are the environmental underpinnings of sustainability? What are the social underpinnings of sustainability?"

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Jimmy Chen

Assistant Professor

Jimmy Chen

"Many of the products we see, touch and interact with are related to supply chain and operations management. Understanding how a supply chain works and how it relates to the success of a business are essential skills."

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Hands-on Experience


Experiential course

Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

This two-semester experiential course exposes students to the intellectual and practical challenges of running a small investment company. This select group of Bucknell seniors manages approximately $1.7 million of Bucknell's endowment.

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opportunities

Internships

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 with companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs 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.

History of Management


Taylor Hall 1889

First courses on production, money and banking, distribution and commerce offered

1924 Bucknell Campus

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program created

Campus 1961

College of Business Administration created

Campus 1970

Arts & Sciences reabsorbs program for administrative reasons

Bucknell Campus 1978

Signature learning-by-doing, program, Management 101, launched

ILTM

Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management (ILTM) founded, offering students a learning experience bridging engineering and management

Student Managed Investment Fund, Taylor Hall

Student Managed Investment Fund launched

School of Management

Management department becomes School of Management within the College of Arts & Sciences

Innovation & Design class

Four innovative majors introduced: Accounting & Financial Management; Global Management; Markets, Innovation & Design; and Managing for Sustainability

ILTM

School of Management accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a mark of excellence placing it among the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide

Class of 2015 the first to graduate in new curriculum

Trustees approve Bucknell’s third college, the College of Management, to launch July 2017

Raquel Alexander

Raquel Alexander Selected as Inaugural College of Management Dean

Recent Management News


Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

Meet Bucknell's New Full Professors

Fourteen faculty members from across the University's three colleges recently attained the highest rank in academia.

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With Help From Bucknell, Lewisburg Children’s Museum Launches

With Help From Bucknell, Lewisburg Children’s Museum Launches

Bucknell students and faculty designed exhibits and played key roles in bringing the new nonprofit to the community.

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Mass Story Lab at Bucknell Provides Insight into Incarceration

Mass Story Lab at Bucknell Provides Insight into Incarceration

The participatory storytelling event used stories by people impacted by incarceration to envision a future beyond prisons.

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Bucknell Faculty Honored with Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Bucknell Faculty Honored with Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Endowed professorships and chairs will support Bucknell faculty research on topics ranging from "mate poaching" to Moravian history and music.

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Graduating Community College Scholars Cap Off an Extraordinary Achievement

Graduating Community College Scholars Cap Off an Extraordinary Achievement

Meet some of the outstanding members of the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program walking at Commencement on May 21.

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