Collection Statement

Scope: The business collection primarily supports the research interests and instructional activities of the Rady School of Management, and to a lesser extent (as funds are available), the general needs of students, faculty and staff at UCSD that relate to business, management and career development. Teaching interests of the Rady School include entrepreneurship, management, operations, organizational behavior, marketing, finance and accounting, corporate governance (including social responsibility and sustainability), international business, and technology transfer. The Rady School currently supports full- and part-time MBA programs, and an undergraduate major, with a PhD program planned for the near future. An emphasis of the Rady School is on enrolling and training scientists, engineers and other technologists in the methods of business  and entrepreneurship.

Collection activity focuses on materials that support the required Lab to Market sequence, which is a hands-on and real-world experience for all MBA students in bringing new technologies to market, emphasizing market research, competitive intelligence, business strategy and consulting.  The library also collects materials on the pedagogy of management education. The Rady School is newly established and its program is growing. As it adds faculty, programs and students, so as the school expands, so too will the demand for expanding the depth and breadth of resources .

Formats collected: Resources such as data sets (finance, demographics, industry and other) are in high demand, as well as market analyst reports. Trade journals, academic journals, a broad range of statistical information, and books also are collected. The emphasis is on collecting electronic formats that easily can be accessed remotely. Priority efforts are made to acquire business materials that are very recent and have an “applied” rather than theoretical nature. Attention also is given to the academic and research needs of faculty and the developing PhD program. Some effort is made to keep career development and business planning resources of interest to the broader community, as funds permit or as these topics overlap the teaching interests of the Rady School.

Key Resources for Business

Course Materials

Contact Information

Adele L. Barsh
Economics & Business Librarian
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
ph: 858-534-1249; f:858-534-7548