Decision Making and Planning

Gather and analyze information, define problems and opportunities, evaluate alternatives, and recommend actions that consider profit, people, and the planet.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Encourage creative and diverse opinions, take calculated risks, and promote new ideas and concepts.

Learn more about opportunities with our Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Process and Project Management

Scope, organize, schedule, monitor and control the execution of complex processes and projects.


Use all forms of communication to inform, influence, and motivate diverse audiences.

Human Resource Development

Recruit, select, develop, and motivate a diverse workforce to achieve organizational goals.

Teamwork and Leadership

Participate in ways that encourage others to share their time and unique talents; develop as an individual, explore your strengths and weaknesses, and seek opportunities for continual growth; lead with integrity in a complex, changing, global environment. 

Department Chair

Melinda Costello

Melinda L. Costello

Professor of Management

214 Colbeth Hall

(518) 782‑6543