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Management and Entrepreneurship Chair Message

Welcome to the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Al Lovvorn
Department Chair

Your engagement in management and entrepreneurship classes within the Department will prepare you to lead individuals andrecognize opportunities as you proceed in your career. The goal of managing is to help individuals develop the skills to find innovative solutions to the problems that confront today’s organizations—whether they are everyday challenges or once-in-a-career crises. In our society, managers must be entrepreneurial; thus, entrepreneurship is about recognizing opportunities and acting on them. Fundamentally, entrepreneurship is about innovation in all things.  Entrepreneurs are agents of change. Being entrepreneurial requires the ability to think creatively, to innovate, and to lead the development of an idea to implementation.

As management scholar Richard Daft noted, “ethical turmoil, the need for crisis management skills, mobile business, economic recession and rampant unemployment, rapidly changing technologies, globalization, outsourcing, increasing government regulation, social media, global supply chains, the Wall Street meltdown, and other challenges place demands on managers.” Beyond relying on formulaic responses, managers must be entrepreneurial in their ideas and principled in their actions.

The curriculum you choose will build the basics of business fundamental knowledge, ethical decision-making, and allow you to recognize the trends of today’s business environment. You
will be exposed to a unique blend of classroom and applied experiential learning opportunities
to prepare you for your chosen career in today’s economy.  As a principled manager and entrepreneur, you will develop the knowledge and skills to build trust, inspire commitment, lead change, work in and lead teams, harness people’s creativity and enthusiasm, recognize
opportunities, find shared vision and values, and share authority and responsibility.  

Drawing on the core values of The Citadel, “Duty, Honor, Respect,” whether you desire to be a manager, act as an entrepreneur, or combine the two, we will assist you in developing yourself as a principled leader.  Principled Leadership is part of our Baker School of Business culture and your development as a future business professional.  

Our faculty members care about your success as a student and will work hard to prepare you for future success in today’s highly competitive global environment.  We welcome you to study the latest management tools and techniques and also the moral and ethical foundations that undergird our nation’s free market ethos.

For more information, contact Dr. Al Lovvorn, Department Head, at 843.953.4829 or send an email to

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