Management at Keene State College
The Keene State College Management Department engages future leaders — in business, government, and the non-profit sector. The program prepares students by providing them with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, along with the management skills required to solve complex problems in an increasingly competitive global environment.
The Management Major grooms students for careers in a variety of private, public and non-profit organizations as well as for graduate study. A dedicated faculty challenges students by stimulating their curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Our students develop communication, quantitative, analytical, technical, collaborative and team-building skills.
Multi-disciplinary opportunities in Management complement the college’s liberal arts perspective. Students are encouraged to combine coursework in the sciences, social sciences, professional studies, arts and humanities and study abroad with a major in Management. Multidisciplinary options include a wide selection of academic minors as well as individualized majors that incorporate management coursework – for example, Management faculty are involved in the development of a Sustainable Product Design and Innovation Major, providing management students access to state of the art curriculum.
Management programs are enhanced by curricular and co-curricular offerings designed to foster student engagement and reward academic excellence. Internship and Co-operative Education programs provide part-time and full-time opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning in workplace settings. The Small Business Institute (SBI), Delta Mu Delta (DMD), and Enactus give students opportunities to broaden their horizons and deepen their skills.
On behalf of faculty, staff, and students I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Keene State College Department of Management. Our dedicated faculty strive to create a learning environment that challenges students by stimulating their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. At Keene State College students benefit directly from the close relationships they developed with faculty in the classroom, through advising and in research opportunities. More about Chair's Welcome
Small Business Institute (SBI)
The Small Business Institute Is On Hiatus Until Spring 2018
The Small Business Institute (SBI) provides a field-based opportunity for students to work in teams as consultants to local small businesses. Senior management students assist companies with specific needs, including business planning and development, market research, competition analysis, financial management, production, and human resource management. Each student team completes a comprehensive case study that is presented to the business owner at the end of the semester. The Keene State College SBI Program has won six National Championships and more than fifty national, district, and regional case competitions.
Delta Mu Delta (DMD)
Delta Mu Delta (DMD) is an international business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities. The Management Department at Keene State established the Zeta Mu chapter of Delta Mu Delta in1993. “Delta Mu Delta” stands for “Dia Matessos Dynamis” which signifies the motto “through knowledge, power,” the power to manage for social and economic good. The Management Department annually invites junior and senior level students who meet the society’s rigorous standards into membership.
Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international club with over 57,000 student members across 39 countries. Enactus’ mission is to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. The Keene State College Enactus chapter, established in 2005, has been providing an opportunity for students to engage in social entrepreneurship and management-related service learning. Each year, Enactus members design local community service projects, using management tools to carry out the projects and measure their success.
Internship and Co-operative Education
Internship and Co-operative Education opportunities are offered to Management majors in a wide variety of for profit and non-profit settings. These programs provide part-time and full-time opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning in structured workplace settings. Through participation in these programs, students gain valuable career related work experience while earning college credit. The Management Department has ongoing relationships with area employers who are committed to providing interesting and challenging assignments designed to meet the needs of both intern and employer.
The Keene State College Management Department engages future leaders — in business, government, and the non-profit sector. The program prepares students by providing them with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, along with the management skills required to solve complex problems in an increasingly competitive global environment. More about Mission Statement & Values