The Department of Management and Marketing prepares undergraduate students to qualify for and excel in careers in management and marketing as well as in other professions where the theory and practice of these disciplines can be applied. The curriculum is grounded in the business core disciplines of economics, accounting, mathematics, and computer information systems. The majors then prepare students with solid business theory and application in business administration and marketing. Programs offered through the department provide a wide choice of advanced courses. The Department offers two majors and two minors in General Business and Marketing. The BBA degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Seniors may enroll in graduate programs that, paired with their undergraduate major, can lead to a Masters degree in five years.
Dr. Shahram Taj, Department Chair, Professor
Cameron Endowed Chair of Management and Marketing
Welder Hall, 208
Dr. Charles Davis, Professor
Welder Hall, 120
Dr. Charlene Dykman, Professor
Welder Hall, 119
Dr. Beena George, Associate Professor
Welder Hall, 106
Dr. Lynn Godwin, Associate Professor
Welder Hall, 227
Dr. Sujin Horwitz, Assistant Professor
Welder Hall, 204
Dr. Rupak Rauniar, Assistant Professor
Welder Hall, 226
Dr.Michele Simms, Associate Professor
Dr. John Story, Associate Professor
Welder Hall, 212
Welder Hall, 203
|Meet the Director
|Dr. Shahram Taj is the Management and Marketing Department Chair and the Endowed Chair of Management of Marketing. Taj joined the UST in 2008 after 21 years of teaching at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Taj has developed several graduate programs including a Master’s in Science in product development in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ford, Xerox, and the National Science Foundation; a graduate program in software management/engineering and an Executive MBA at the University of Detroit Mercy. Most recently, he developed a new graduate program in supply chain/transportation efficiency systems funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“I like to be proactive and foresee future business and education needs in the community, so we can develop the right programs for our students to be competitive,” he said.
He earned a doctorate in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s in applied mathematics/operations research from the School of Planning and Computer Applications in Tehran.
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