Welcome to the School of Management at Clark University.
I am honored to lead our business school as our students return to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. While parts of higher education have certainly changed amid the global pandemic, SOM remains a community that embraces diversity, challenges the status quo, focuses on social issues, and prepares students for careers in an array of business fields.
Fundamental to our school’s ethos is the belief that social innovation is everyone’s business. We are committed to equipping leaders for a lifetime of success founded on the principles of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethical business practice. With such concerns prioritized increasingly in boardrooms across industries, we are confident our program aligns exceptionally well with what businesses are looking for in managers today.
Experiential, hands-on learning projects are part of nearly every course at SOM. And all students have access to a full program of professional development and networking opportunities through our school’s Stevenish Career Management Center. These are just two of the reasons SOM students earn leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies and organizations around the world.
Most important, our professors take a keen interest in their students’ academic success and professional development. Our small class sizes allow students to engage and get to know their faculty mentors – a connection that is a distinct advantage of studying at Clark SOM. Because of these opportunities and relationships, our alumni keep in touch with their former professors and staff, which results in a far-reaching network for our students’ benefit.
In the past three years, SOM launched four new specialized masters programs and revamped its MBA curriculum into a streamlined program, while maintaining high-quality instruction and AACSB accreditation. We also continually establish new industry and corporate partnerships to enhance our rigorous academic experience with extensive career support.
Thank you for your interest in Clark University’s School of Management. I invite you to visit our beautiful campus in Worcester, Massachusetts, and learn more about our transformative degree programs. Should you join our program, I am confident you will feel welcomed from the start and leave with the confidence and skills you need to change the world.
Alan B. Eisner, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Management
Alan Eisner received his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering and a M.Eng. in engineering management, both from Cornell University.
Eisner has published more than 30 articles in leading journals including the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Advances in Strategic Management, International Journal of Technology Management, American Business Review, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, The Case Journal, and the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies. The 10th edition of “Strategic Management,” a textbook he co-authored with Gregory Dess, Gerry McNamara, and Seung-Hyun Lee, was published by McGraw-Hill in January. His teaching interests include strategy, entrepreneurship, and organization theory.