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A Message from the Chair

Hello SCU Management Alumnae and Friends!

It has been another terrific year at SCU.  You may have noticed that we changed our name to the Management and Entrepreneurship Department.  This change reflects our continued dedication to management, innovation and entrepreneurship. That is not all that has changed – here are some of the highlights:

  • Three amazing new tenure-track faculty joined us in September: Vikram Bhargava, Shaohua Lu, and Kelly Patterson.
  • Exciting curriculum updates: new ELSJ course on microfinance, new sustainability track of classes, revised leadership series of classes, and a suite of online MBA courses launched in winter, 2018.

Keep reading for more details.

Jennifer L. Woolley
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Management 

Are you #AllInForSCU?

March 7 is Santa Clara’s fifth annual Day of Giving! This is a campus-wide event when the Bronco community comes together to make a difference for students. Your support helps create an even brighter future for our university.  In addition to financial assistance, giving can be in the form of service as alumni volunteer, a guest speaker or possibly as mentor.  Make your gift on March 7 and spread the word to go #AllInforSCU. 

Faculty Updates

New Faculty

The Management & Entrepreneurship Department welcomes three tenure-track faculty members. All of them began teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 2017-18.


Vikram Bhargava completed a joint-Ph.D. in Ethics and Legal Studies (The Wharton School) and Philosophy from University of Pennsylvania.



Assistant Professor Shaohua Lu Head Shot


Shaohua Lu earned her doctorate from Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.




Assistant Professor Kelly Patterson Head Shot


Kelly Paterson earned his Ph.D. from the Cornell University Department of Sociology.

Stepping Into Retirement: Professor James L. Koch

After serving the Management & Entrepreneurship Department for 28 years, Professor James Koch will be retiring at the end of the spring quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year. Jim has held many important roles during his time in the Management & Entrepreneurship Department and the Leavey School of Business. He is founding director of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (formerly the Center of Science, Technology, and Society).  From 1990-96, Jim served as dean of the Leavey School of Business. In 1995 the school achieved national recognition from U.S. News and World Report as the 12th ranked part-time program in America, moving to 11th ranking the following year. Jim has been a role model in providing service to the department, University, and wider community. He co-founded the Tech Museum Awards--Technology Benefiting Humanity and the Global Social Benefit Incubator. He served on the boards of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Commonwealth Club, and as Interim Dean of the School of Engineering.  Over the last twelve years of his career more than 2,600 MBA students have taken his course, Leadership for Justice and Prosperity. With Eric Carlson, he is completing a book--Developing A Successful Social Enterprise--documenting the lessons learned from work with hundreds of ventures from around the world, to be published by Berrett-Kohler in September, 2018. He was recognized for his service contributions to our department, School, University, and profession in 2014 by appointment as Don C. Dodson Distinguished Service Professor.  From all the Management & Entrepreneurship faculty and staff, we wish Jim much happiness, good health, and success as he starts a new chapter in his life.

Faculty Awards

Recently, some of the Management professors have been awarded a variety of awards. A few are named below and make sure to check out the rest by clicking here »

  • Greg Baker leading the Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) received a number of grants. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded FAI a $15,000 grant for its research on food insecurity and solutions. 

  • Jo-Ellen Pozner received a Hackworth grant from the Markkula Center to support her research on how ethical breaches impact individual reputations. This project looks at how inconsistency between an individual’s job function and the characteristics of scandal in which they are involved affects their reputational penalties. 

Department News

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Uncovering the Online MBA

LSB launched our new Online MBA, read the press release here.  Nydia MacGregor, Faculty Director of MBA Programs and Alumni Engagement, went live on Facebook with Toby McChesney, Sr. Assistant Dean of Graduate Business programs, to discuss the new Online MBA program. Check out the video here

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SCU Microfinance 2017

As the faculty advisor for the SCU Student Microfinance Organization, Long Le has been working with students to raise awareness of Microfinance and to empower people to fight against global poverty.  

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Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

Francine Gordon and Christina Johnson are coordinating SCU’s participation in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).  This will be the first time our undergrads compete and the first time since 2013 that our MBAs compete.  

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Food Waste Recovery Conference

The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) will jointly be co-hosting a food waste recovery conference on March 2, 2018 with World Wildlife Fund on searching for solutions to reduce farm-level food loss and waste and to develop alternative markets for underutilized produce. Find out more about what FAI has accomplished in the last year here.

Faculty in Action

Many members of our faculty have been involved in activities beyond teaching.  A few are named below, and check out the rest by clicking here »

Lead Roles in Academia

  • Tammy Madsen was elected as Associate Director, Strategy Research Foundation – Dissertation Research Program, Strategic Management Society.             
  • Michael Santoro was elected to a two-year term as President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

Leave No Path Untraveled

  • Tanya Bunger, program director of the Business School's Global Fellows Program, was featured in Undergraduate Admission’s podcast Life Invented. Bunger discusses the benefits that the program brings not only to students but also to participating countries.  Find the podcast here.

Ethics in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Michael Santoro was quoted by CNN about the ethics of Avanir Pharmaceuticals paying around 500 doctors to advocate for its drug Nuedexta. The piece was picked up by 78 different news outlets. Santoro states that these doctors are not serving their job as leaders, but rather as a part of a “sales force.” He refutes the idea that anyone would agree to pay doctors to promote a drug because they are “thought leaders.”  Check out the story here.
Selected Scholarship

Published Books

We have added to the list of published books from the Management & Entrepreneurship Department. Find a sample of the books below click here to see more.

“The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (6th Edition)”  by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field.

“Modern Competitive Strategy (4th Edition)"  by Madsen, Tammy L. and Walker, Gordon

Modern Competitive Strategy focuses on what makes firms successful over time, ultimately within industries that are global in scope.

“Building a Successful Social Venture – A Social Entrepreneur’s Guide” (forthcoming – September 18, 2018) by Eric Carlson and James Koch

Interest in social enterprises is exploding in business schools. Social ventures seek to bring the discipline and energy of private enterprise to the task of solving problems like poverty, lack of clean water, and poor environmental quality.

Book Chapters
“Autonomous Vehicles and Moral Uncertainty”  with Vikram Bhargava

In Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, and Ryan Jenkins (eds.) Robot Ethics 2.0: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations 2017

Many of our professors have been presenting their research across the nation, and around the world.  Check out their work, the conferences they spoke at, and the places they've been.

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