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Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Management & Entrepreneurship

Lead with Confidence and Conscience

As the largest department in the business school, we offer core courses for all undergraduate business majors, MBA, and masters programs. From learning to manage individual human resource issues to designing the organizational structure of a global company, the breadth of our program allows you to lead at any level. 

Our undergraduate management majors take a rigorous foundation of courses to foster innovative ideas and efficiently work in a variety of organizational structures.  We emphasize management as a deliberate practice wherein graduates are theoretically informed, technically skilled, and imbued with a sense of responsibility and care for all stakeholders and the public good. And there is no better place than Silicon Valley to learn about Entrepreneurship and Leading Innovative Organizations through our MBA concentrations.

You’ll take classes from faculty who actively balance scholarship with practice. They invite Silicon Valley executives into the classroom, engage in research that directly benefits local and global companies, serve in leadership roles for the Academy of Management, and hold editorial positions in our fields’ top journals.

Management & Entrepreneurship News

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Tammy Madsen: Keck Foundation Professor of Strategic Management

Dr. Tammy L. Madsen (BSME, UCSB; MS, USC; Ph.D., UCLA) is the Keck Foundation Professor of Strategic Management and a former Associate Dean of the Leavey School of Business. She teaches in the areas of strategy and innovation in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Development programs at SCU. The Leavey School has consistently recognized Tammy for her outstanding teaching, research, and service contributions. She also has been honored with the SCU President’s Special Recognition Award for her work. Dr. Madsen’s current research explores a variety of questions such as: How does a fundamental shock to an industry affect the competition between entrants and incumbents? How do dynamic capabilities and co-innovation help a platform leader grow an ecosystem? What types of resources and capabilities help firms develop a sustainable versus temporary advantage (what matters)? How durable or persistent is a capability-based advantage? and What drives a cluster’s renewal after an economic shock? Her research has received various awards from the Strategic Management Division, Academy of Management, including the Glueck Best Paper Award, and appears in outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Knowledge Management and International Marketing Review. Tammy serves on the editorial review boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, and Organization Science, and is a member of the Board of Editors, Strategic Management Review. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management (AOM) and has previously served in a five-year leadership role for the AOM's Strategic Management Division. Tammy also serves as the Director of the Strategic Research Foundation's Dissertation Grant Program for the Strategic Management Society and on the Board of Advisors, Global Innovation Institute.

Hooria Jazaieri: New Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Hooria Jazaieri is currently an Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Counseling Psychology (LMFT) from Santa Clara University, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Washington. Before joining SCU, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. At the Leavey School of Business, she teaches the Social Psychology of Leadership and Management of Organizations. Broadly, Dr. Jazaieri's research examines individual reputation and emotion. She takes a multi-method approach to her research, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods in experimental laboratory and field settings. Outside of academia, she has professional work experience in a variety of industries including tech, consulting, and mental health.