Management & Organization

Gilad Chen

Dr. Gilad Chen is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr.

Melissa Carrier

Melissa Carrier joined the Smith School after a decade of managing growth strategies for technology companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage start-ups. She brings broad experience across corporate and product-line positions in multiple industries. During her tenure at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Melissa grew the Capital Access Network angel investor program into a leading regional investor group.

J. Robert Baum

Dr. J. Robert Baum is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Baum is a Lehigh University engineer and graduate of Northwestern University's MBA program in Finance and Economics. Baum taught MBA new venture courses, and he won five university teaching awards since 2000. His research interests are entrepreneurship, quantitative methods, and strategic decision-making.

Rajshree Agarwal

Rajshree Agarwal is the Ruldolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.  Rajshree’s research interests focus on the implications of entrepreneurship and innovation for industry and firm evolution. Her recent projects examine the micro-foundations of macro phenomena, linking knowledge diffusion among firms, industries, and regions to the underlying mechanisms of employee entrepreneurship and mobility.


Recent Graduates:

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Candidates Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management Candidates
Shweta Gaonkar '14, Johns Hopkins University Beth Campbell '14, University of Minnesota
Seth Carnahan '13, University of Michigan Brady Firth '14, University of Iowa
Mahka Moeen '13, University of South Carolina Joo Hun Han '14, Rutgers University
Qiang Li '13, HKUST Yuntao Dong '13, University of Connecticut
Vivian Guo ’12, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Deborah W Searcy '13, Florida Atlantic University
Daniel Malter ‘12, Harvard University Yonjeong Paik '13, Seoul National University
Anastasiya Zavyalova ‘12, Rice University Crystal Farh ‘12, Michigan State University
Byungchae Jin ’11, Simon Frasier University Payal Sharma ’11, Rutgers University
Lei Zhang ’11, University of South Florida Sheetal Singh ’11, George Washington University
Scott Livengood ’10, University of Florida Sharon Hill ’08, George Washington University
David Major ’09, Indiana University Katherine DeCelles ’07, University of Toronto
  Xiaomeng Zhang ’07, American University
  Jay Carson ‘06, Southern Methodist University

Select Alumni of M&O:

  • Azi Gera, SM&E, Drexel University
  • Qing Cao, SM&E, University of Connecticut
  • Michael Pfarrer, SM&E, University of Georgia
  • Jay Carson, OB/HR, Southern Methodist University
  • Lisa Dragoni, OB/HR, Cornell University
  • Pino Audia, OB/HR, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University
  • Manuel Becerra, SM&E, IE Business School
  • Ming-Jer Chen, SM&E, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Chris Collins, OB/HR, Cornell University
  • Barry Goldman, OB/HR, University of Arizona
  • Amy Kristof-Brown, OB/HR, University of Iowa
  • Kyle Lewis, OB/HR, University of Texas-Austin
  • Quinetta Roberson, OB/HR, Villanova University
  • Harry Sapienza, SM&E, University of Minnesota
  • Riki Takeuchi, OB/HR, HKUST
  • Carl Zeithaml, SM&E, Dean, McIntire School of Business, University of Virginia

Course Electives

Read about graduate-level courses offered for students in the Management & Organization Department.

BUMO 660/732: The Real Entrepreneurship Competition

BUMO 712: Leadership Development 

“BUMO 712 was definitely a huge help for me. I keep my notes handy and often refer to my personality assessments for insights. In fact, I would say this course definitely contributed to my garnering a major promotion last fall where I now run our professional services division and report directly to our CEO!”

Silas M., MBA 2007, DC campus

BUMO 725: Networks and Influence 

“The networking, leadership, and ability to relate well to others that you learn in BUMO 725 are relevant to virtually any career. The course heightened my self-awareness and my understanding of my surroundings. I became a different person after completing this course and only regret that I did not take it earlier in my life!”

David S., MBA 2006, Shady Grove campus

BUMO 751: Implementing Strategy: Organizing to Compete 

“BUMO 751 would really help any MBA because the implementation side of strategy is important for any manager to know. Learning how to implement strategy in this class definitely helped me in my interviews and gave me a great foundation for my new career as a strategy consultant.”

Jon D., MBA 2010, College Park campus 

BUMO 752: Strategic Growth For Emerging Companies 

“I highly recommend BUMO 752 for MBA students who specifically plan to learn building companies from ground-up, protecting intellectual property, venturing into commercialization of technology coming out of University research and doing business with government agencies.”

Bhalachandra B., MBA 2009, DC campus

“BUMO 752 provided me with a great perspective on entrepreneurship and the reality of business in general. This is a great class for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, venture capital, or anyone who just wants an understanding of what it is like to start or grow a business.”

Abheshek N., MBA 2010, DC campus

BUSI 771: New Venture Financing 

“Anyone who thinks they will be starting a business or working in any capacity at a startup or a small business needs to take BUSI 771. It is another great tool for the entrepreneurial toolbox.”

Scott W., MBA 2010, DC campus


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