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Management is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals, and includes the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization or a group of people. It also encompasses the deployment and utilization of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources. At Mary Baldwin, we approach this discipline with an eye towards creating a sustainable business culture, while giving students a well-rounded view of basic management principles.

Management is available as a minor.

Why study management at Mary Baldwin University?

This dynamic minor is recommended for students who want more focus on the theory and practice of management. The management minor can be readily paired with not only the business major, but with other liberal arts majors across the college, offering a deeper understanding about the art and science of management.

Professional Organizations and Associations
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level. It is also a global organization.)
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
(Encourages student membership on both the local and national level, although the closest local chapters are in Roanoke and Richmond. It is also a global organization.)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
(Encourages student membership; local chapters in Charlottesville and Richmond — a very large and successful chapter; organization is limited to the U.S.)
Students in Free Enterprise
(Encourages student membership; a global organization)

Beyond Grey Pinstripes

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Sustainable Business Institute

Story of Stuff

Portland State University News

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education:

Experience Green

Sustainable Business


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College of Business and Professional Studies
Dean Joe Sprangel
Associate Professor of Business Administration


Joseph Sprangel Jr.

Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies; Associate Professor of Business...
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Robert Klonoski

Adjunct Faculty Member; BS, Fairfield University; MBA, University of Connecticut; JD, Brooklyn Law...
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Devoted Alumna Establishes Business Scholarship

With considerable experience in the corporate world, Susan Nolan Palmer ’67 not only found she had a skill set she could share with Mary Baldwin College students, but she also decided to establish a scholarship to encourage and support those studying business. The Dr....
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Kaylyn Lonergan ’16

Between maintaining the high academic marks that keep her on the dean’s and honor’s lists semester after semester, working as a campus tour guide in the President’s Society, and leading the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadet corps, it is hard to imagine...
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Rebecca Stearn ’14

When I entered into Mary Baldwin, I knew I was going to be a business major, but I wasn’t sure what that really meant. Over my four years I had a multitude of great experiences, ranging from learning the components of a sustainable business, to being the TA for the...
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Bead for Life – Business At Mary Baldwin University

Torkin Wakefield, Devin Hibbard (her daughter), and Ginny Jordan (family friend), launched BeadforLife, which focuses on helping women who live in poverty, often on less than one dollar a day. BeadforLife has grown into a robust, non-profit endeavor that is rapidly...
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Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Having spent 30 years in business before transitioning to academia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel structures his courses, in large part, around the work done in the “real world.” It was serendipitous then, that local shop owner and...
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