Management and Entrepreneurship

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Program Faculty
Thomas Drennen, Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship, Chair; The Stine Family Endowed Chair in Management and Entrepreneurship
Elvis Avdic, Visiting Instructor, Management and Entrepreneurship
Warren Hamilton, Associate Professor, Economics
Jack Harris, Professor, Sociology
Joyce Jacobsen, Professor, Economics
Craig Talmage, Associate Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

Affiliated Faculty
Chris Annear, Anthropology
Kristen Brubaker, Environmental Studies
Donna Davenport, Dance
May Farnsworth, Spanish and Hispanic Studies
John Halfman, Environmental Studies and Geoscience
Michelle Iklé, Dance
Kelly Johnson, Dance
Beth Kinne, Environmental Studies
Charity Lofthouse, Music
Darrin Magee, Environmental Studies
Whitney Mauer, Environmental Studies
Robinson Murphy, Environmental Studies
Mark Olivieri, Music
Fernando Rodríguez-Mansilla, Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Caroline Travalia, Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Katherine Walker, Music
Cynthia Williams, Dance

This new major directly challenges our students to explore solutions to a wide range of societal issues, to collaborate with their peers and faculty to propose solutions, and to act – solving problems by implementing their interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions to these societal issues, often through community engaged approaches. Specifically, the Management and Entrepreneurship Studies program integrates courses in applied skills and theories with historically liberal arts disciplines, recognizing the necessary synergies between areas such as foreign languages, music, environmental studies, and entrepreneurial skills.

Mission Statement

The HWS Entrepreneurial Studies Program challenges students to become well-rounded leaders and resourceful innovators who are globally aware and community-centric. With an emphasis on the conceptual understanding, practical skills and ethical structure necessary for business or civic leadership, the Management and Entrepreneurial Studies program cultivates agents of change across a wide-range of causes and careers. These future leaders of the 21st century explore and hone the analytical and critical thinking skills of a liberal arts education as they stoke their passions and animate their ideas – whether creating new non-profit or for-profit enterprises, or leading innovation within existing organizations.


The Management and Entrepreneurial Studies Program offers the interdisciplinary Management and Entrepreneurship Major, the Entrepreneurial Studies minor, the Masters of Science in Management, and a graduate-level Advanced Certificate of Management.

Management and Entrepreneurship Major (B.S.)

interdisciplinary, 15 courses
Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical foundation necessary for managerial and entrepreneurial leadership and strategies across multiple disciplines.
  • Apply ethical, data-driven decision-making skills in both real-world and simulated contexts.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of importance of stakeholder involvement in the decision process.
  • Consistently craft management and entrepreneurial strategies that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusivity principles in a meaningful way.
  • Demonstrate the ability to construct and interpret financial statements, including sensitivity analysis.
  • Apply historical and contemporary theories of management to analyze real-world management scenarios.

The B.S. in Management and Entrepreneurship requires completion of 15 courses, including seven core courses; four courses within a concentration (Ecopreneurship, Music Administration, Dance Administration, Spanish for Management and Entrepreneurship); one ethics course; two electives; and a capstone course (MGMT 400).

Core Courses

MGMT 101 Entrepreneurial Leadership
MGMT 120 Economic Principles OR ECON 160 Principles of Economics
MGMT 201 Quantitative Tools
MGMT 210 Fundamentals of Marketing
MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting
MGMT 310 Managerial Finance
MGMT 315 Organizational Management


MGMT 210 Social Enterprise in the Highlands
MGMT 220 Social Innovation
MGMT 320 Nonprofit Management
MGMT 330 Ideation Laboratory
ANTH 330 Anthropology of Creativity
ARTS 115 Three-Dimensional Design
ECON 198 Business Law
ECON 300 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 315 Managerial Economics
ECON 316 Labor Economics
ECON 338 Economics of Nonprofits
ECON 344 Economic Development
ECON 348 Natural Resource Economics
ECON 415 Game Theory
EDUC 225 Educational Leadership
MDSC 200 Cultures of Advertising
POL 254 Globalization
SOC 242 Sociology of Business
THTR 280 Stage Management
WRRH 225 Professional Writing
WRRH 311 Introduction to Publishing

Ethics Courses

ANTH 273 Field Methods
MGMT 203 Doing Well and Doing Good
MGMT 220 Social Innovation
CLAS 290 Ancient Law and Morality
PHIL 154 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 156 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 157 Philosophy of Contemporary Issues
PHIL 162 Ethics of Civic Engagement
PHIL 234 Moral Theories
REL 226 Religion and Nature
REL 228 Religion and Resistance
SJSP 100 Intro to Social Justice
GSIJ 204 Politics of Health
GSIJ 212 Gender and Geography
GSIJ 219 Black Feminism(s)
GSIJ 305 Food, Feminism, and Health


Dance Administration
This concentration applies the skills and principles of Management and Entrepreneurship to the discipline of dance. It offers a career trajectory for students with a passion for dance, who can go on to pursue careers as arts administrators, agents, and managers, marketers, or fundraisers for performing arts organizations. The goal is to develop conscientious, creative performing arts administrators and entrepreneurs.

The concentration includes 2 required courses (DAN 450 and DAN 460) and two electives, which must be approved in consultation with a dance advisor.

  • DAN 450 Independent Study in Arts Administration or Dance Production
  • DAN 460 Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics in Dance


  • DAN 230 Community Arts
  • DAN 250 Improvisation
  • DAN 432 Dance Education Seminar
  • EDUC 335 Arts and Education
  • DAN 450 Independent Study (with a social justice focus)

Data Analytics
Data Analytics develops students into leaders comfortable making decisions based on facts rather than intuition or guesswork. By analyzing data, managers and entrepreneurs can identify patterns and trends they may have missed otherwise, leading to better decision-making. Students choosing the Data Analytics concentration should also declare a Data Analytics minor.

To complete this concentration, students must complete:

  • Two (2) classes from this list: DATA 127 (Mathematical Foundations of Data Analytics), DATA 227 (Probability for Data Analytics), DATA 251 (Data and Context)
  • DATA 353 (Data Analytics Capstone)
  • One additional data class from outside the minor. At present, students should complete ENV 203 (Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems; additional options will be developed in the future.

Students choosing this concentration gain a scientific understanding of various environmental issues and how individuals and societies are responsible for, and also impacted by, these environmental issues. The coursework provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to propose meaningful solutions or to better manage our environmental resources.

To complete this concentration, students must complete ENV 110 (Topics) and three additional ENV courses at the 200 level or above.

Food and Culture
Students in this concentration develop skills and knowledge to learn about the production, distribution, and meanings of the foods we eat and market. The Finger Lakes is our living (col)laboratory as it is a productive space for wine, beer, dairy, cheeses, and a multiplicity of food labor, tourism, and gustatory consumption. This is a hands-on concentration that teaches methods and theory for the generation of primary data to better understand food systems cross-culturally, their place in each given society, and issues of food justice. In today’s fiscal and moral economies students must hold competencies around the modes, policies, and ethics of food security at the household, national, and international scales. 

Students choosing this concentration must complete a methods/ethics course [ANTH 273 (Field Methods) or GSIJ 305 (Food, Feminism & Health)], a theory course [ANTH 306 (Theorizing Culture) or GSIJ 362 (Theories of Bodies, Health, and Wellbeing)], and two electives from the following list.

  • FSEM 121 What’s Eating You? Cooking, Cuisine & Me
  • FSEM 130 I Know What You Ate Last Summer
  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 217 Precolonial Africa
  • ANTH 280 Environment & Culture
  • ANTH 310 Experimental Archeology & Paleotechnology
  • ANTH 326 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 354 Food, Meaning & Voice
  • BIOL 160 Nutrition
  • CHEM 304 Bonding with Food
  • HIST 151 Food Systems in World History
  • ROM 207 (Never) Basta! Edible Italy, Exploring Culture Through Food
  • ROM 211 Terra Italiana: Environmental Studies in Italy
  • ROM 219 Italian Food, Culture & Society
  • GSIJ 211 Place and Health

Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice
Being conversant in issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social difference is an essential skill in today's workforce. The GSIJ concentration will signal this training to employers and allow students to develop relevant skills.

Students choosing this concentration must complete GSIJ 100 (Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice), one theory course [GSIJ 300 (Intersectional Feminist Theory), GSIJ 310 (Queer Theory and Methods), or GSIJ 362 (Theories of Bodies, Health, and Wellbeing)], and any two GSIJ electives. Students choosing this option are encouraged to minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice by completing three additional courses that fulfill the minor requirements.

German for Management and Entrepreneurship
Students who choose this concentration will develop a proficiency in German and an appreciation of the German culture, as well as a foundational level of competency in basic management and entrepreneurship. As part of this concentration, we encourage students to pursue off campus programs and internships that provide opportunities to practice their language and entrepreneurship skills.

To complete this concentration, students must complete four courses at the intermediate (GER 201, GER 202) and/or advanced level (GER 301, GER 302). Students can also complete this concentration through abroad opportunities offered through the Center for Global Education (CGE), including programs in Bremen, Freiburg, Leipzig, and Berlin. Students pursuing the abroad option will work closely with faculty in German Area Studies to identify appropriate courses to complete this concentration.

Students who also complete a minor in German Area Studies will complete the Management German concentration with an approved substitute for GER 302.

Music Administration
This concentration applies the skills and principles of Management and Entrepreneurship to the discipline of music. It offers a career trajectory for students with a passion in music, who can go on to pursue careers as arts administrators, music agents, and managers, marketers, or fundraisers for music and arts organizations. The goal is to develop conscientious, creative performing arts administrators and entrepreneurs.

  • MUS 214
  • 2 Mus Electives from this list: MUS 215, MUS 194, MUS 209, MUS 311, MUS 205
  • MUS 460

Whether interested in pursuing a career in the business community, the nonprofit sector, or creating a new venture, students will benefit from an understanding of the political landscape, contemporary issues, and the elements behind them.

To complete the concentration in Politics, students need to take POL 110 and three additional courses at the 2XX or 3XX level from this list:

  • POL 201 Politics of Climate Change
  • POL 209 Social Movements in American Politics
  • POL 221 Voting and Elections
  • POL 249 Protests, Movements, Union
  • POL 289 American Political Thought
  • POL 348 Racisms, Class and Conflict
  • POL 329 American Democracy Today

Spanish for Management and Entrepreneurship
Students who choose this concentration will develop a proficiency in Spanish and an appreciation for the culture of the countries where it is spoken, as well as a foundational level of competency in basic management and entrepreneurship. This will allow them to collaborate with Spanish-speaking partners in the U.S. and beyond.

As part of this concentration, we encourage students to pursue off campus programs and internships that provide opportunities to practice their language and entrepreneurship skills.

For this concentration students must complete Spanish for the Professions (SPN 231) along with three other intermediate or advanced Spanish courses (from SPN 201 to SPN 260) or Hispanic culture, literature, and linguistics courses (from SPN 304 to SPN 399).

Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

interdisciplinary, 7 courses

Three required core classes: MGMT 101 Entrepreneurial Leadership, MGMT 120 Economic Principles for the Entrepreneur OR ECON 160 Principles of Economics, MGMT 201 Quantitative Tools for the Entrepreneur OR ECON 196 Accounting AND ECON 202 Statistics; one ethics class; two electives from two different departments; and the capstone course MGMT 400. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Credit/no credit courses cannot be counted towards the minor.

Ethics Requirement
The minor requires that all students take an Ethics course from the following list of options:

CLAS 290 Ancient Law and Morality
ENG 234 Chaucer: Topics
ENG 235 The Once and Future King
ENG 313 Bible as Literature
ENG 432 Malory: Morte D'Arthur
MGMT 203 Doing Good Doing Well
PHIL 144/155 Morality and War
PHIL 150 Justice and Equality
PHIL 151 Crime and Punishment
PHIL 152 Philosophy and Feminism
PHIL 154 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 156 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 157 Philosophy and Contemporary Issues: Ethical Inquiry
PHIL 157 Philosophy and Contemporary Issues: A Multicultural Approach
PHIL 159 Philosophy and Contemporary Issues: Global Justice
PHIL 162 Ethics of Civic Engagement
PHIL 234 Moral Theories: Understanding Right and Wrong
PHIL 235 Morality and Self Interest
PHIL 250 Feminism: Ethics and Knowledge
PHIL 315 Social Justice
REL 108 Religion and Alienation
REL 219 Intro to Islam
REL 225 Japanese Philosophy and Religious Thought
REL 226 Religion and Nature
REL 228 Religion and Resistance
REL 238 Liberating Theology
REL 239 Nihilism East and West
REL 242 Islamic Mysticism
REL 253 Creation Stories: why they matter
REL 255 Peace and Violence in the Qur'an
REL 257 What's love got to do with it?
REL 271 The Holocaust
REL 273 Jewish Thought
REL 278 Modern Judaism
REL 286 Islam and the Environment
REL 288 Religious Extremism
REL 311 Mahabharata
REL 345 Tradition Transformers
REL 401 Responses to the Holocaust
REL 461 Seminar: Theory in Religious Studies
SJSP 100 Intro to Social Justice
GSIJ 204 Politics of Health
GSIJ 212 Gender and Geography
GSIJ 219 Black Feminism(s)
GSIJ 305 Food Feminism and Health
WRRH 375 The Discourses of Rape in Contemporary Culture

Elective Courses
Students are required to take two electives. The two courses must come from two different departments/programs. Students are encouraged to take at least one elective at the 300 level or higher.

AEP 335 Arts and Human Development
AFS 326 Black Popular Culture
AMST 202/ARCS 202 Drawing for Study and Storytelling
ANTH 280 Environment and Culture
ANTH 298 Modern Japan
ANTH 323 Ethnographies of Capitalism
ANTH 326 Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
ANTH 330 Anthropology of Creativity
ANTH 340 Anthropology of Global Commons
ANTH 350 Food, Meaning and Voice
ARTS 115 Three-Dimensional Design
ARCH 312 Theories of Modern Architecture and Urbanism
ARCH 351/ENV 402 Sustainable Community Development Methods
ARCS 405 Senior Seminar: Arch Portfolio Design
ARTH 212 Arts of Modern China
ASN 236 Contemporary China Literature
ASN 268 China Goes Global
BIDS 325 Creative Placemaking
DAN 230 Community Arts
ECON 196 Principles of Accounting
ECON 198 Business Law
ECON 203 Between Labor and Management: Unions
ECON 212 Environmental Economics
ECON 219 Behavioral Finance
ECON 240 International Trade
ECON 315 Managerial Economics
ECON 316 Labor Market Issues
ECON 331 Institutional Economics
ECON 338 Economics of Non-Profits
ECON 348 Natural Resource Economics
ECON 344 Economic Development
ECON 415 Game Theory
EDUC 225 Educational Leadership
EDUC 321 Creating Children's Literature
ENG 270 Globalization and Literature
ENV 201 Community and Urban Resilience
ENV 202 Human Values and the Environment
ASN/ENV 215 Environmental Development in East Asia
ENV 330 Sustainability, Commodities and Consumption
ENV 402/ARCH 351 Sustainable Community Development Methods
HIST 215 American Urban History
HIST 234 History of American Thought from 1865
HIST 256 Technology and Society
HIST 310 Rise of Industrial America
HIST 311 20-Century American
HIST 312 The United States Since 1939
HIST 354 Lives of Consequence
HIST 473 Britain in the Age of Industry and Empire
MDSC 200 Cultures of Advertising
MDSC 206 Script to Screen
MDSC 209 Media Industries & Alternatives
MDSC 330 Special Topics: Propaganda, PR, and the News (MDSC 330)
MDSC 330 Special Topics: Global Video Game Cultures (MDSC 330)
PHIL 158 Debating Public Policy
PHIL 220 Semiotics
PHIL 230 Aesthetics
POL 180 Introduction to International Relations
POL 211 Visions of the City
POL 236/326 Urban Politics
POL 248 Politics of Development
POL 249 Protests, Movements, and Unions
POL 254 Globalization
POL 387 State and Markets
POL 401 Senior Research Seminar (topic: Varieties of Capitalism)
PSY 220 Intro to Personality
PSY 227 Intro to Social Psychology
PSY 231 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 245 Intro to Cross Cultural Psychology
REL 287 Asking Questions, Getting Answers
ROM 219 Italian Food, Culture, and Society 
RUSE 112 Tsars, Mad Cats, & Comrades
RUSE 209 Flora, Fauna, and Society
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 223 Inequalities
SOC 225 Working Families
SOC 226 Sociology of Sex and Gender 
SOC 242 Sociology of Business
SOC 251 Sociology of the City
THTR 280 Stage Management
THTR 290 Theater for Social Change
WRRH 311 Introduction to Publishing
WRRH 225 Professional Writing

Master of Science in Management (MSM)

Through our one-year program, students develop the skills needed to design solutions and implement strategic plans of action that solve local and global challenges. The Master of Science in Management program builds on the value of a student’s undergraduate education, providing them with the additional skills, knowledge, and insight necessary to build a rewarding career and live a consequential life.

Requirements for the MSM Program
10 courses
4 core courses, 4 electives, a 1-credit (or two half-credits) internship, two ¼ credit online “skills” courses, and two ¼ credit experiential field trips, and a capstone experience in conjunction with one of their elective courses.

Core Courses
MGMT 501 Management Strategies for a Changing World
MGMT 502 Management Accounting
MGMT 503 Financial Management
MGMT 504 Leadership and Innovation

Elective Courses
MGMT 511 Marketing and Communication
MGMT 512 Organizational Development
MGMT 513 Business Law
MGMT 514 Data Analytics and Visualization
MGMT 521 Nonprofit Management
MGMT 522 Social Innovation

Advanced Certificate in Management

4 ½ courses

The Advanced Certificate in Management (CiM) creates a pathway for HWS graduates to enhance their career entry opportunities, and a pathway for professionals to advance in their career. The CiM program can be completed in one or two semesters. The experience builds on the value foundation of a liberal arts education and helps students develop skills, knowledge and insight in strategic management principles. Our program is distinguished by a solutions-oriented approach and an emphasis on ethical decision-making. Students must complete four courses, including at least three core classes and either an additional core or one elective. Students also complete an Excel foundations course, and participate in a cornerstone of the CiM – the experiential field trip. With elective options that span data analytics and visualization, to nonprofit management, social innovation, or business law, students also tailor their studies to a unique career goal.

4 courses, 3 cores and either an additional core or an elective, one ¼ credit online “skills” courses, and one ¼ credit experiential field trip.

Course Descriptions

MGMT 101 Entrepreneurial Leadership  As technology and globalization continue to spur interconnectedness, leaders must navigate tumultuous environments where change is rapid, discontinuous and unpredictable. Innovation, ingenuity and an ability to add value by solving problems are necessary. This course will examine the attributes required of successful entrepreneurs in contemporary leadership roles. Students will learn how to take an idea to impact. They will consider important concepts, such as ethics, sustainability, economic Darwinism, and managing uncertainty. They will discuss product invention, service implementation, economic choice, risk and return, scale and scope, value creation, and small business generation. As a significant course assignment, students will develop a strategic plan for a product, service, startup or organization that is worthy of implementation. No prerequisites required. (Forbes and Hamilton, offered annually)

MGMT 120 Economic Principles for the Entrepreneur  The course seeks to provide students with the foundational understanding of microeconomic theory necessary to pursue entrepreneurial enterprises in contemporary markets. Students will acquire the analytical tools for solving complex organizational or policy issues. Key topics will include: economic principles guiding various types of organizations; rational behavior; competition vs. monopoly power; simple game theory; pricing strategies; and production costs and behavior in the short and long-term. This course will be more applied than a traditional intro to economics class, relying on entrepreneurial case studies and news reports as appropriate.

MGMT 201 Quantitative Tools for the Entrepreneur  This course covers many basic skills necessary for success in the Management and Entrepreneurship program. The course includes a heavy emphasis on understanding and applying Excel skills.  We will use actual start-ups and existing companies for assignments, labs, and projects. Topics covered include: customer discovery, market analysis, survey design, financial statements, financial ratios, data visualization, basic statistical methods, and company valuation.

MGMT 203 Doing Well and Doing Good: Ethical Perspectives of Entrepreneurship  Ethical structures are a necessary feature of any proper entrepreneurial endeavor. In the liberal arts tradition, this course brings together, in a rich dialectic, a series of fascinating entrepreneurial narratives and a set of profound ethical writings. We will pursue such questions as: How do we act with ethical awareness in entrepreneurial activity? What lessons can we learn from historical experience? How might ethical writings inform our entrepreneurial ventures? Narratives include: the racial integration of Major League Baseball; the global expansion of McDonald's hamburgers; the founding of Genentech and the biotech industry; the management of difficult emotions in family businesses; the domination of cigarettes in U.S. cultural history; the construction of the worldwide pornography industry. Ethics readings include selections from: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (virtue ethics); Machiavelli's The Prince (political ethics); Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (deontological ethics); J.S. Mill's Utilitarianism (utilitarianism); Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (Marxist ethics); Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice (feminist ethics). Also featured will be guest presentations by entrepreneurial HWS graduates, including previous winners of The Pitch. This course fulfills the "ethic course" requirement for both the major and minor.

MGMT 210 Fundamentals of Marketing  This course provides students with a foundational understanding of marketing necessary for designing or evaluating marketing campaigns, whether for business or a nonprofit. Topics address customer and market analysis segmentation, targeting and positioning, product pricing, and placement, social media strategies, regulation, ethical considerations, and communication strategies. After completing this course, students will appreciate how marketing strategies have changed over time, whether because of cultural norms or advances in technology, and will demonstrate the design of effective and ethical marketing strategies.

MGMT 211 Social Enterprise in the Highlands and Islands  The Scottish highlands and islands face unique challenges today, and social enterprises in Scotland have risen to address those needs. Specifically, the Scottish highlands and islands face depopulation, aging populations, rising income and housing inequality, and substantial environmental degradation. Partnering with a social enterprise incubator called Impact Hub Inverness and the University of the Highlands and Islands, this short-term study abroad experience will take a critical and applied approach to teaching students about social enterprise theory and practice in a unique setting that the students can then apply to Geneva, NY and their home communities. This abroad experience will consistent of four parts: (1) Readers College at HWS; (2) On-Site Course at UHI; (3) Service-Learning with Social Enterprises; and (4) Community-Based Excursions. The readers college will help students prepare to experience life and culture in the highlands and islands of Scotland. The on-site course will teach students about social entrepreneurship and social enterprise theory and practice. The course will be augmented with a service-learning component. Social enterprises in Scotland will be used as case studies, and students will engage in community consulting approaches to offer insights to and co-create new opportunities for the social enterprises in Scotland working to address community needs. Finally, the students will engage in excursions around the highlands, Inverness and nearby Scottish islands to experience the life and culture of Scotland and see social enterprises at work. Students must be willing to work hard and have a passion for social change. Students will work directly with social enterprises in Scotland working to better their communities and environment, and the social enterprises deserve the students' best work.

MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting  This course emphasizes the need and purpose of accounting information systems for any type of organization. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of financial statements, terms, and accounting theories utilized by management to effectively participate in managerial activities such as long-range planning, capital budgeting, investments, internal control and various managerial scenarios. The class also covers key regulatory requirements, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Students may take Econ 196 as an alternative to MGMT 215.

MGMT 220 Social Innovation for the Entrepreneur  This course considers the two convergent streams of conceptual thought, activity, and impact associated with the emerging field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. First, we will discover who are social entrepreneurs defined as change agents and pioneers of social innovation. We will together try to understand the knowledge, courage, hope, dreams, personalities, cognition thought-patterns, behaviors, strategies, processes, and acumen of today's social entrepreneurs. Second, this understanding leads to our thinking about the application of entrepreneurship principles to social issues. Furthermore, the uniqueness of the nonprofit form in relationship to government and commercial enterprises is acknowledges, so that students may learn of the importance of social enterprise. Social enterprise – the second major stream of content for the course – utilizes earned income strategies to serve social missions. Students will explore, debate, and question whether purpose and profit can go together.

MGMT 330 Ideation Lab  In this course, students learn how to identify high-value entrepreneurial ideas, whether in the private or non-profit space. After brainstorming problems worthy of attention and proposing solutions, students work through a structured approach to determine the feasibility and value of each solution. By the end of the of the semester, student teams will vote on which ideas/solutions should be pursued, either in the capstone course (MGMT 400) or as a future endeavor.

MGMT 400 Capstone  Students in this senior capstone experience will identify and tackle real-life challenges in the social, economic and global environment using skills developed in other courses in the major or minor. Capstone projects could include the development and launch of a product, service or organization (for-profit or non-profit). Projects will be required to demonstrate positive social and environmental impact regardless of legal structure. Students will be required to pitch their ideas for social, environmental, or economic innovation to HWS and local community experts. They will use this feedback to ensure their ideas and subsequent innovations have lasting community impact. This course will provide students with opportunities to think systematically and critically to identify and analyze real-world social, environmental, and economic issues. It will provide students with opportunities to brainstorm and construct sustainable and responsible solutions. This course not only focuses on the economic processes and outcomes (e.g., wealth generations and job creation) of entrepreneurship; but also, it explores other domains and bottom lines (e.g., social, environmental, etc.) that must be addressed for the betterment of our world and our diverse societies. Students will be challenged to discover where they fit in regarding bettering our world and society.

MGMT 450 Independent Study

MGMT 456 1/2 Credit Independent Study

MGMT 501 Management Strategies for a Changing World  An interdisciplinary, team-taught approach to understanding the challenges and responsibilities managers must confront in any 21st Century organization, including principles of: diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEl); ethical decision making; and sustainability. By recognizing how past practices continue to afford privilege according to race, as well as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, age, and socioeconomic class and how current practices threatens the environmental health of our planet, students will learn how and where change is possible. 'Management Strategies for a Changing World' aims to empower a new generation of leaders impassioned to meet the challenge of combating the connected ills of environmental injustice and social inequality in its many forms. Offered annually.

MGMT 502 Management Accounting  This course will provide a conceptual understanding of the skills necessary to understand and construct financial statements and for the planning and controlling processes of any type of enterprise. Students will learn to effectively manage and control capital assets and human resources and to increase operating income (profits) by setting sustainable goals and determining how to achieve them efficiently. Students will learn how to apply a budget to coordinate the business's activities with the strategic planning process by controlling operations through various costs/benefits analyses including Activity-Based-Costing, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis, and other cost management tools. Students will learn how to make capital investment decisions and why performance evaluation is an integral component in this process. The class will also cover key regulatory requirements, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Offered annually.

MGMT 503 Financial Management  This course provides decision makers and managers with the basic finance skills necessary to understand how businesses make investment and finance decisions. Topics covered include: the concept of present value, discounted cash flow analysis, valuation techniques, capital structure, capital management and investment priorities, risk management, short- and long-term financing, and the growing reliance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Offered Annually

MGMT 504 Leadership and Innovation  Today's leaders must drive innovation by fostering inclusive workplaces with diverse teams, cultivating organizational cultures that allow for creative ideas and evidence-based solutions and tackling significant issues on a local and global scale. This course offers a vision of contemporary leadership concepts that can be applied in an array of professional contexts along with essential innovation principles necessary for undertaking real world challenges. Embedded within the liberal arts learning, this course is constructed with concepts, theories and models from multitude of disciplines and is designed for for-profit and non-profit leaders who want to strengthen their ability to generate ideas, solve problems, affect and manage change, think creatively, develop strategic plans and pitch and present to an audience. Offered annually, A. Forbes

MGMT 511 Marketing and Communication  This course provides management students the marketing and communications skills necessary to run successful marketing campaigns, whether for a business or a nonprofit. The course begins with a general overview of basic marketing topics including customer and market analysis segmentation, targeting and positioning, product pricing and placement, social media strategies, and communication strategies. Using case studies, students will critique the effectiveness of various strategies, including consideration of principles of inclusivity, ethics, and sustainability (Staff, Offered Annually).

MGMT 512 Organizational Development  This course provides a survey of issues and ideas in management theory and practice. A special emphasis is placed on understanding management as a scientific enterprise, one that is characterized by complex but systematic relationships with inputs and outputs that, if understood, can be applied to increase the performance of individuals, groups and organizations. This course will also consider critical perspectives (i.e., queer, multicultural, indigenous, historical, and others) of traditional approaches to understanding organizational development. While traditional approaches to management learning typically divide individual and organizational considerations between, respectively, "behavior" and "strategy" courses, the unique public administrative perspective taken here encourages students to consider individual and organization level issues as related interactions (Staff, Offered Annually).

MGMT 513 Business Law  The main goal for this course is to provide management students with an in-depth understanding of the structures, rules, regulations, and principles related to operating different types of entities and organizations (sole proprietorships, LLC, corporation, and partnerships, non-profits). Topics include: corporate law topics (fiduciary duties, tax, merger & acquisition); legal business structures and the liability and tax issues associated with each; real estate law; torts (defamation, theft of trade secrets, fraud, tortious interference with contracts, etc.), and the protection of intellectual property (Staff, Offered Annually).

MGMT 514 Data Analytics and Visualization  This course provides students with the skills they need to analyze and to visualize data sets and to communicate the results effectively. Topics include data collection and visualization, descriptive statistics and analysis, probability, survey design, inferential statistics, sensitivity and scenario analysis, and regression analysis – all aimed at providing critical insights for managerial decisions. Software used: Excel and Tableau (Staff, Offered Annually).

MGMT 515 Spatial Management Decisions  This course provides students with the appropriate Geographic Information System (GIS) skillset to analyze and visualize spatial information as it relates to the business or nonprofit world. It uses location intelligence to achieve a competitive advantage and success in business. For example, businesses need to know where to source, operate, and market their product to grow their customer base, and GIS is the appropriate tool to solve these questions. Students will work through numerous, in-depth, real-world examples using GIS software to learn how location analytics are designed, deployed, and managed for successful outcomes. The course uses ArcGIS Pro. (Halfman, spring semester).

MGMT 521 Nonprofit Management  This course introduces students to the world of nonprofit organizations, whether a governmental agency, academic institution, or one of the many organizations established to provide health services, social services, or public advocacy for environmental, social, or other interests. Topics discussed include the historical and legal contexts of the sector, governance and leadership issues, standards, accountability, and ethics in nonprofits, human resource and volunteer management, funding strategies, and marketing and strategic communications. The course relies heavily on case studies of a wide variety of nonprofits.

MGMT 531 Excel Skills 

MGMT 532 Project Management Skills 

MGMT 541 Experiential Field Trip I 

MGMT 542 Experiential Field Trip II