Terry Leap, Head
John Hoffman, Assistant Head
Ladd, R.T. (Associate Dean and William B. Stokely Professor of Business), PhD - Georgia
Leap, T. (Lawson Professor), PhD - Iowa
Miller, A. (Associate Dean and William B. Stokely Chair of Management), PhD - Washington
Rentsch, J.R., PhD - Maryland
Stahl, M.J. (William B. Stokely Distinguished Professor of Management), PhD - Rensselaer Polytechnic
Crook, T.R., PhD - Florida State
Morris, M.L., PhD, CFLE - Tennessee
Smith, A.D. (Flaskerud Professor in Business), PhD - North Carolina
Pierce, R.H., PhD - Ohio State
Anderson, J.C., MIM - Thunderbird
Barksdale, C.D., PhD - Tennessee
Fisher, J., MBA - Northern Illinois
Graves, T.H., MS - East Tennessee State
Hoffman, J.G., MBA - Notre Dame
Lyle, L.G., PhD - Tennessee
Mackey, D.L. (McKamey Scholar), PhD - Tennessee
Richardson, C.P., MS - Purdue
Seat, J.E., PhD, PE - Tennessee
Swift, G.D., MBA - Georgia State
Wood, K.C., MBA - Wharton
Youngs, L., MBA - Tennessee
Human Resource Management
How an organization manages its human assets--its talent--may be the single most important factor in sustained competitive success. Human resource management requires attracting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce within an organization. Human resource management professionals forecast human resource needs and recruit and select individuals to match job needs. They also develop training programs, performance appraisal procedures, and compensation systems.
Human resource management education provides one the technical knowledge and training to immediately assume a position in human resources in a modern business. Human resource management professionals may also hold positions in government agencies or non-profit organizations.
Students interested in a career in human resource management will have a broad-based business education, which includes financial management, logistics, operations, human resources, business strategy, economics, and statistics. In addition, human resource management students will be grounded in the following areas: leadership, foundations of human resource management, acquiring talent, growing talent, and retaining talent.
Managers motivate and coordinate people in order to achieve organizational goals. Management involves the critical functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Professional managers think strategically, and work with others to lead organizations or departments to successful outcomes.
Management education enables one to pursue varied career opportunities in organizations. Whether entering a management training program in a large organization, or working in a smaller organization assisting a department manager or supervisor, a career in management can start in many different parts of an organization. People who move into management positions are generally effective problem solvers and communicators. They are successful at organizing work and motivating others to accomplish tasks. Management education is also an excellent preparation for further graduate studies such as an MBA, or professional studies such as law school.
Students interested in a career in management will have a broad-based business education, which includes financial management, logistics, operations, human resources, business strategy, economics and statistics. In addition, management students will be grounded in the following areas: leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, problem solving, and negotiation.