As a world-class team of researchers and teachers, the Department of Management and Organization works to advance the Foster School’s three key pillars of strength: leadership, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurship. We passionately emphasize these and other important content areas in our research and integrate these concepts in our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses.
The research we undertake and the courses we offer encompass the following key areas:
Drawing from multiple disciplines, we rigorously examine organizations from diverse perspectives to produce impactful research that enhances scholarship and practice. The following guiding principles drive our activities: collaboration, intellectual curiosity, diversity (intellectual diversity, demographic diversity); community (collegiality, mutual respect); and ethical behavior (fairness, transparency, honesty).
Our administrative staff play a critical role in advancing our mission. If you have any questions about our department or the courses we offer, please contact Jennifer Payne, our department administrator, at 206-543-4340.
We offer three doctoral programs concentrating on the following areas: organizational behavior and leadership, strategic management, and technology entrepreneurship. Learn more about the students in the PhD program.
Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program
The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship provides the knowledge, mentoring, experience, and connections to help students navigate key entrepreneurial challenges and build a high-impact venture. We designed the entrepreneurship curriculum to follow the startup experience—ideation, formation, execution, and scale.
Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurship to students across the University of Washington campus and beyond. Our students become leaders who challenge the status quo and change the way business is done.
Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking focuses on integrating rigor and relevance in terms of how leadership and strategic thinking is developed. We aim to be a trusted partner to corporations and institutions seeking evidence-based leadership development interventions.