The mission of the Department of Management at Missouri Southern State University is to provide students with a superior education. Faculty combine effective teaching with scholarship and professional service and strive to provide students with practical and theoretical business competencies. These competencies prepare students for leadership positions and service in a diverse, global and competitive economy. Consistent with the university’s mission, the Department of Management embraces an integration of liberal and professional education to enable students to develop the ability to excel in the complex work environment of business. The curriculum combines extensive management study with a focus on development of student competencies in the areas of professional integrity, social responsibility oral and written communication, interpersonal relationships, technology management, research experience, international business affairs and critical thinking skills.

The department offers:

For the Business major, the department also offers a minor in Human Resource Management and a minor in Quality Management.

The BSBA management major course of study is designed to prepare the graduate for entry-level positions of responsibility in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors.

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Robert W. Plaster School of Business

Department of Management

Dr. Nanette Philibert
Department Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business
Associate Professor of Management
Plaster Hall Office 309-L
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417-625-9868