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Barry McConnell, Instructor of Management


  • Business Freshman Seminar MGMT1111
  • Introduction to Business MGMT1000
  • Small Business Management MGMT4780, ENTP3780
  • Managing Individuals and Teams MGMT3000
  • Mastering Management MGMT4330

Teaching Philosophy

First of all, I enjoy teaching. I consider it a privilege to share the classroom with my students. My style is somewhat informal but organized, and I encourage interaction. I expect students to stay on top of their reading so that lectures can be used to broaden a student’s understanding of the material. So, I'm not a straight from the book lecturer. I always try to mix in a few of life's little lessons into the lecture. Because I believe that effective written communication is vital to success in the world of business, I like to include several writing assignments in my courses. The bulk of my 35 year professional career has been in corporate IT consulting services focusing on outsourced HR and financial reporting solutions.


Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets



  • MBA, University of Colorado
  • MS Marketing, Colorado College
  • BS Business Administration, Colorado College

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Advisor -Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member First Year Experience Committee
  • Member Experiential Learning Task Force
  • City of Aurora Business Advisory Board


  • Beta Gamma Sigma (the honor society for AACSB accredited business programs)

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Human Resource Association

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