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Alan headshotWelcome to the School of Management at Clark University.

I am honored to lead our business school at an unprecedented time in history. While parts of higher education have certainly changed since the start of 2020, SOM has remained a community that embraces diversity, challenges the status quo, thinks on a global level, and prepares students for careers in an array of business fields.

SOM students take part in prestigious national competitions, leadership seminars, and experiential, hands-on learning projects which are part of nearly every course. All students are offered a full program of professional development and networking opportunities through our school’s Stevenish Career Management Center.  With a high regard for social issues and corporate responsibility, SOM graduates earn leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies and organizations around the world.

In addition to producing impactful research, SOM professors take a keen interest in their students’ success and professional development.  Our small class size allows students to engage and get to know their faculty – 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 alumni network for your 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 the 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 at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and learn more about our transformative degree programs. I am confident that you 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
Clark University

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.

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