Dr. Bruce Buchowicz

School of Business and Management
Leadership and Human Resource Management

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School of Business and Management

Bruce S. Buchowicz, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership and Human Resource Management in the School of Business and Management at National University in La Jolla, California where he teaches courses in Leadership, Family Business Management, Business Ethics, and Strategy. Previously, he was responsible for the School’s MBA, BBA, and Entrepreneurship programs.

He has been involved in consulting and management development for many companies and governmental agencies including Elkay, Tenneco, Mutual of New York, Citibank, Industrias Resistol, Bell Canada, United Virginia Bankshares, Avco Financial Services, EPA, United States Postal Service, Tektronix, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Bellcore, International Truck and Engine, Monsanto, Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Minneapolis Star and Tribune, and DuPage Medical Group. His current research and consulting center on Business Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership..

Prior to coming to National University, he was Professor of Strategic Management, Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, and Director of the MBA program at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. While there he developed the school’s concentration in Entrepreneurship and in Management Consulting, the first of its kind in the US. He also was the founder and director of the Small Business Institute, a program that provides consulting services to local organizations. Since its inception, it has won both local and regional awards and has served over fifty clients.

He has been a Distinguished Visiting Scholar on several occasions in Benedictine’s Ph.D. in Organization Development Program, a Visiting Professor at Loyola University Chicago, a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Universidad de San Pablo in Arequipa, Peru, a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, the Brno Business School in the Czech Republic, and Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. He has also taught New Product Development and Market Research in the MBA program at Dominican University in Illinois.

Before Benedictine University, Bruce taught Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Technology and Innovation at Loyola University Chicago where he was named Faculty Member of the Year. Before that he was a Lecturer in the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department and a Research Associate for the Program on Management of Research and Development and Innovation at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also taught at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Prior to an academic career, he spent thirteen years in industry working for Kraft, Continental Illinois National Bank, and the First National bank of Chicago. He was with the Management Analysis Center, a general management consulting firm, where he specialized in strategic planning and organizational design projects.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Illinois Chicago, an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern. He has also done doctoral work at Chicago in econometrics.