The Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management offers transformative business experiences and educational opportunities grounded in the liberal arts. We are home to nearly 600 students and more than 40 faculty and staff. Through small class sizes and close relationships with faculty, our students receive individual attention and mentoring that fosters success for all.
Raquel Alexander, dean of the Freeman College of Management. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications
Welcome to the Freeman College of Management. We are committed to advancing the boundaries of management education and providing transformative, one-of-a-kind experiences that empower the business innovators of tomorrow.
In the classroom, our students follow their passions and develop expertise in sustainable commerce, innovative design thinking, global leadership, and responsible accounting and financial management. Beyond the classroom, you'll find our students gaining experience on Wall Street, making a difference in developing economies, learning from international business leaders and assisting startups. Our leading-edge, impactful curriculum coupled with deep faculty expertise has earned the Freeman College accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, joining just 5% of universities worldwide to hold this gold standard in business education.
As the Kenneth W. Freeman Professor & Dean, I am honored to be part of a fantastic team of faculty and staff who are passionate about providing an exceptional, student-centered learning environment. Open communication will help us ensure that Bucknell continues to be a special place, so please feel free to stop in or email me with your thoughts.
Raquel Meyer Alexander
Kenneth W. Freeman Professor
Dean of the Freeman College of Management
The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University integrates professional and liberal undergraduate education. Our college brings together a highly selective student body and a faculty of engaged teacher-scholars with unique and diverse perspectives. We work collaboratively, as a learning community, to understand organizations, analyze them rigorously, and devise creative and morally responsible solutions to the challenges they face. Having benefited from an innovative curriculum, our graduates possess strong technical skills as well as the judgment, vision, and integrity necessary to serve society and their professions.
Students come first. We base every decision on what is best for our students, and although reasonable people disagree about what is "best," we do not accept decisions premised on any lesser standard.
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.
We are all scholars here. We have a duty to our profession, our society and our students to engage in scholarship as a lifelong 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.
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.
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.
Applying to the Freeman College of Management
To earn a bachelor of science in business administration from the Freeman College of Management, you must be accepted into the college when you apply to Bucknell. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering may take courses for credit in the Freeman College of Management, but they may not transfer into a management program.
To apply to a management program, select an intended major within the Freeman College of Management on your application. If you want to join the Freeman College of Management but have not decided which major to pursue, select "Undecided Management" as your intended major.
The Freeman College of Management is a proud signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRiME). We are committed to implementing the UNPRiME principles and creating a community where reflection upon the meaning and actions of a responsible manager are a cornerstone of the educational process.
Fall 2020: 91% Fall 2019: 94% Fall 2018: 96% Fall 2017: 95% Fall 2016: 89% Fall 2015: 87%
Bachelor of Management for Engineers
Fall 2020: 90% Fall 2019: 50% Fall 2018: 100% Fall 2017: 100% Fall 2016: 100% Fall 2015: 100%
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Fall 2015: 86% Fall 2014: 93% Fall 2013: 88% Fall 2012: 93% Fall 2011: 92% Fall 2010: 89%
Bachelor of Management for Engineers
Fall 2015: 100% Fall 2014: 90% Fall 2013: 100% Fall 2012: 75% Fall 2011: 100% Fall 2010: 100%
Class of 2020: Placement rate: 91% Class of 2019: Placement rate: 96% Class of 2018: Placement rate: 98% Class of 2017: Placement rate: 96% Class of 2016: Placement rate: 96% Class of 2015: Placement rate: 95%
*Placement rate indicates percentage employed or seeking an advanced degree nine months after graduation.
RSM US LLP