DAN Management and Organizational StudiesWestern Social Science

About Us

The DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of management, emphasizing the social science and evidence-based foundations of management education. Our award winning faculty are dedicated educators and academics engaged in world-class research focusing on the areas of corporate governance and consumer and organizational behavior.

Our undergraduate program is one of the first to provide an evidence-based approach to the study of management. We have approximately 2800 undergraduate students studying four core management areas – Accounting, Consumer Behavior, Finance, and Human Resource Management – as well as Commercial Aviation Management. Our curriculum combines these academic streams of core management education with the opportunity to obtain a broader educational perspective from the social sciences and other disciplines. Our focus on Evidence-Based Management, or EBM, emphasizes the use of evidence in decision-making. EBM supports our interdisciplinary nature and prepares our students to make meaningful contributions to management decisions in the organizations they join.

We offer many experiences for our students outside of our academic programming such as industry internships and two very active student groups: DAN Management Student Association (DMSA) and the Commercial Aviation Council.  We provide all academic requirements, fully accredited, for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, as well as the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation.