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.

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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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

Mark Bettner

Professor of Management; Christian R. Lindback Chair in Accounting & Financial Management; Chair, Accounting & Financial Management Program

Mark Bettner

"I am committed to teaching and scholarship approaches that use storytelling and metaphor to bring otherwise sterile concepts to life."

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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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Skip McGoun

Professor of Management; William H. Dunkak Chair in Finance; Chair, Global Management Program

Skip McGoun

"My approach to finance research is different. I investigate finance as a pop-culture phenomenon."

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Doug Allen

Professor of Management; Chair, Markets, Innovation & Design Program; Co-director Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management (ILTM)

Doug Allen

Professor Allen's research is in the area of consumer behavior, focusing on issues related to how consumers make intuitive choices, the sociohistorically embedded nature of consumption, branding, financial investing as a consumption phenomenon, and the relationship between selfie experience and self-concept.

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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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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


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


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

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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Student Artists’ Culminating Work Exhibited

Student Artists’ Culminating Work Exhibited

This year's Bucknell Senior Student Art Exhibition, Facades, explored its theme broadly, using sculpture, video, painting, photography and more.

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TEDxBucknellUniversity 2017 Explores Uncharted Waters

TEDxBucknellUniversity 2017 Explores Uncharted Waters

Student, faculty and alumni speakers shared inspirational stories of innovation and discovery.

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Women in Finance Club Gets Down to Business

Women in Finance Club Gets Down to Business

A Bucknell student group aims to empower women in the male-dominated field.

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New Gifts Endow Faculty Positions in Bucknell’s Management Program

New Gifts Endow Faculty Positions in Bucknell’s Management Program

Endowed professorship and deanship strengthen the School of Management as its transition to a college approaches.

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