Department of Management and Marketing

The Management and Marketing Department in the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management with concentrations in Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and International Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing.

The Management concentration helps you gain the knowledge and skills necessary for making decisions, understanding behavior, leading people, driving change, and coping with the complexity of the organizational environment.

Entrepreneurship has evolved beyond small start-ups to companies and organizations of all varieties and sizes. In this concentration you will learn skills vital for the success of any business whether large or small, public or private, corporate or not-for-profit, local or global.

Employment opportunities and salaries are growing in the field of Human Resource Management. You'll develop knowledge and skills in job analysis, human resource planning, recruiting, interviewing, training and development, and legal issues.

The International Management concentration extends your knowledge of business, management, marketing, finance, and economics to the global arena while familiarizing you with various world cultures, religions, and societies. Proficiency in a foreign language is required.

As a Marketing major, you'll take courses in marketing, marketing research, and marketing strategy. We emphasize written and oral communication skills, because clear communication with clients and colleagues is a must in this field.

    Ship delivers its 30-credit MBA degree program in three convenient formats: part time, full time and online. The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. You can also add a 6-credit concentration to your MBA program:

    Post-bachelor's certificates and/or letters of completion are offered in:

    Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for you to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. During your senior year, you may be invited to take part in the Investment Management Program class, where students manage a real-money portfolio. For more information, visit the IMP website. Outside of the classroom, the Investment Club gives you hands-on experience in managing the Ship Global Collegiate Fund. These groups have been recognized for excellence in portfolio management at regional and national competitions.

    Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. While participation is not mandatory, students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of 9 credits.

    Management and Marketing - Grove Hall 224

    William Oberman, Chair and Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1625

    Karen Kelly, Secretary
    (717) 477-1439 Fax: (717) 477-4068

    Contact faculty for office location and hours.


    Joseph Beck, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1610

    Wendy Becker, Professor
    (717) 477-1410

    Jerry Carbo, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1428

    Nathan Goates, Assistant Professor
    (717) 477-1214

    Blake Hargrove, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1440

    Louise Hatfield, Professor
    (717) 477-1623

    Shelley Morrisette, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1722

    Robert Stephens, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1684

    Vicki Taylor, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1217

    Allison Watts, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1686


    Sunhee Choi, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1691

    Michael Coolsen, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1587

    Adam Powell, Associate Professor
    (717) 477-1697

    Ronald Taylor, Professor
    (717) 477-1680