The Department of Managerial Sciences has officially changed its name to the Department of Management to better reflect who we are and what we do for students and other stakeholders. In addition, the Board of Regents has approved the corresponding program name changes. For example, Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Sciences is now Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.
The rationales to change the name of the department include:
- The name Managerial Sciences does not reflect the expertise of the majority of the faculty members in the department. In fact, no other universities are using the name of Managerial Sciences for a similarly composed department. The most common name for a department like us with the academic disciplines represented amongst our faculty (Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, and Business Analysis) is the Department of Management.
- The name Managerial Sciences is confusing to potential students and employers because “managerial sciences” is not a typical role or functional area in the business world. “Management” is a standard business term everyone understands. Therefore, the name change can benefit both students and employers.
- The name Managerial Sciences can be easily confused with Management Sciences(s), which is a discipline that uses mathematics to help improve business operations and decisions.