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Welcome to MIST

February 6, 2017

The Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program leverages 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.

A common interest among the faculty members is how arrangements of people, organizations, information, technology and the natural world give rise to complex adaptive phenomena that pose difficult — often grand — challenges to our society.

As such, our program focuses on 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) for all.

The mission of MIST is to train the next generation of PPP managers and scholars by using a distinctive multidisciplinary approach. The curricula provide a wide range of opportunities to gain management training via case studies, field exercises, internships and the 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.