Management Department

The Management Department prepares students to manage resources, make informed decisions, and lead with integrity in a global environment.

No matter where you work—start-up, small business, corporate, government, non-profit—you need a set of critical management skills to be successful in today’s diverse global environment. We asked hiring managers and accomplished alumni what our students needed to thrive in their careers and created a program based on their input.  As a result, Siena’s management program is relevant, engaging, and flexible. You will learn and practice skills that apply to the changing world: thinking like an entrepreneur, managing complex projects, communicating with confidence, energizing a team toward high performance and making informed decisions. You will learn to use your talents to serve not just your employer, but society as a whole. Finish our program and start your own company, work in the public or private sectors, join a not-for-profit or pursue graduate education. You’ll have the skills you need to succeed. 

The Management Major at Siena College allows you to:

Prepare for the real world

Learn critical competencies that apply to any position in any organization.  Gain additional expertise in an area of interest, such as leadership, entrepreneurship, international management, or human resource management.  Develop a unique perspective on people, organizations, and the world by integrating your Franciscan and liberal arts education with the management competencies.  And, learn to do your work while always working to make the world a better place.

Learn through experience

Participate in service learning, simulations, live cases, internships, in-depth research, student organizations, and more.  Every management class includes opportunities to learn the key competencies through hands-on experiences.

Create a network

Interact with executives – in classes and beyond. They watch your presentations, read your reports, and provide feedback.  Gain extensive knowledge of an organization through an internship or make connections by helping a start-up at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Build an e-portfolio

Create and access your portfolio to track your progress, feature your best work, impress recruiters, and refer to on the job.

Study with accomplished faculty

Our faculty members are practicing scholars that have extensive real-world experience – CEOs, management consultants, board members, entrepreneurs, textbook authors, and a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board.  Our emphasis is on excellent teaching and bringing reality to the classroom.

Department Chair

Debbie Kelly

Deborah L. Kelly

Associate Professor of Management

101C Colbeth Hall

(518) 782‑6866