West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Management
College of Business and Public Management
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Dr. Evan Leach
Position: Department Chair
Name: Dr. Lisa Calvano
Position: Assistant Department Chair
Name: Denise Gonzalez
Position: Department Secretary
The primary objective of the Department of Management is to provide students with the skills required to manage business and public organizations effectively.
Management is an integrative discipline, combining scholarly findings in psychology and sociology with real life experience in the management of organizations. The program is broad and deep enough to equip students to manage in diverse settings: small business, large corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.
Reflecting the growing globalization of commerce and the expansion in opportunities for international careers, the Management Department offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business.
The B.S. in International Business is grounded in the School of Business, but draws from a range of disciplines across the university. The program's design enables students to gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to understand and make international business in a cross- and multi-cultural context. The program encourages and facilitates the completion of an international education experience (i.e. "study abroad"), a complementary minor, and/or a foreign language proficiency.
West Chester University's 30-credit online Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aligned with the curriculum standards developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Degree prepares individuals to advance within the human resource profession at the highest levels. It trains students in all facets of human resource management across industries and organizational types. The curriculum focuses on the development of core competencies in the areas of: compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. The program is offered entirely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals.
Successful applicants meet the following criteria:
Provisional admission is in certain cases available to applicants who have a strong professional background (either coursework or experience) but either do not meet the admissions score for full admission. Provisionally admitted students meet the following criteria before full admission:
The Master of Science in HR Management is based on seven program goals and objectives designed to align with SHRM’s required content areas for MS in HRM programs. Consistent with procedures established for AACSB accreditation, each course will address at least one primary goal and objective. Some courses may address multiple goals and objectives. The seven program goals and objectives are:
The complexities of the twenty-first century workplace require that managers at all levels of an organization have a strong working knowledge of laws that impact them. Managers who fail to grasp this reality run the risk of incurring liability for their organization. The Business Law Minor is designed to help students develop a practical understanding of law as it applies to organizational decision-making and strategy.
Reflecting the growing globalization of commerce and the expansion in opportunities for international careers, the Management Department offers an International Business Minor.
Students are allowed to choose electives from a variety of related courses in areas such as anthropology, literature, economics and finance, geography, history, and political science. Students can also select approved courses "culture cluster" courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages.
Depending on the interests of the student, it might be appropriate to select a body of courses for the minor that pertain to a particular country or region of the world. This approach would allow a degree of specialization regarding that country or that geographic region. As one example, students who select courses related to the Spanish language might also take elective courses related to Spain or to Latin America.