Director's Message

Dr. Susana Khavul

Welcome to the School of Management in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business!

The School of Management (SoM) is a large and welcoming department home to approximately 50 faculty members and 1,350 majors in Management and Human Resource Management undergraduate concentrations. 

We teach over 200 classes per year across undergraduate,MBA, and Professional MBA and other graduate business programs, including certificates and specialized industry master’s degrees.  

Our courses span from organizational behavior, organizational theory, business, government, and society, to a large portfolio of human resource management courses, and include the capstone strategic management course taken by every graduating senior in the Lucas College of Business. We offer a unique Honors Program and lead the college in business case competitions. We are also the home of business law and ethics in the college which is taught by practicing legal professionals. 

Our tenure and tenure track faculty maintain robust research programs and regularly publish in high-quality journals across business, management, and the social sciences. We value innovative, rigorous, and relevant research that contributes to knowledge and practice. 

Our lecturer faculty brings a wealth of industry experience in consulting, organizational development, human resource management, law, international business, finance, leadership, and strategic management. 

Our faculty engage in extensive outreach with the business community. 

We are the home of two university centers: IPP: Institute for People and Performance and GLAC: Silicon Valley Leadership Innovation Center. 

We actively engage with Silicon Valley innovation, management, and human resource professionals and the organizations they lead.  

Join us and lead change and innovation in Silicon Valley. 


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