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Graduate Group in Management of Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology

About MIST

The Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program

The Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program is a multi-faceted entity integrating research, education, development and other community outeach activities — thereby leveraging strengths in engineering, science and social sciences found at UC Merced. Together, this unit serves as a cross-functional hub for interdisciplinary research in management science, partnerships with for-profit and nonprofit enterprises and public organizations, and education programs that address the growing need for managers who are well-versed in the complex problems associated with coupled human and environmental systems.

Management of Innovation, Sustainability and Technology (MIST) graduate group

Within the The Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program, the MIST graduate group is comprised of a highly multi-disciplinary faculty joined around a common interest in how arrangements of people, organizations, information, technology and the natural world give rise to complex adaptive phenomena that pose difficult — often grand — challenges to society. As such, our terminal MM and PhD degree programs focus on identifying and executing management strategies that seek balance and alignment among social justice, environmental resources and economic welfare — i.e. toward the long-term sustainability of people, planet and profit (PPP).

Our mission is to train the next generation of PPP managers and scholars using a distinctive multidisciplinary approach. Curricula provide a wide range of opportunities to gain management training via case studies, field exercises, internships and development of information-driven decision-making skills — all of which are required for successful administration of public and private resources, as well as service- and innovation-oriented enterprises, in the 21st century. Coursework stresses innovation, engineering and vigilance for emerging technologies that open the way for alternative sustainable and renewable approaches to institutional operations, resource management and service delivery.

To receive more information about our graduate programs, fill out the inquiry form and select "Management of Complex Systems" and/or "Master of Management" in the "Program of Interest" section.