Faculty Recommended Reading List for New Students

Listed below, in no particular order, are book recommendations made by our faculty. Some are specific to a particular field, others are not. These books may or may not be required for any given course, but they are all recommended. Enjoy!

  • The Leader's Edge: Mastering the Five Skills of Breakthrough Thinking by Guy A. Hale
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Gordon Malkiel
  • Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom by Bob Woodward
  • Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success by Lisa Endlich
  • Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business by Alfons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden-Turner
  • Managing World Economic Change: International Political Economy by Robert A. Isaak
  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Hypercompetition: Managing the Dynamics of Strategic Maneuvering by Richard A. D'Aveni, Robert Gunther
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles by Peter Ferdinand Drucker
  • Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter
  • Essentials of Accounting by Robert Newton Anthony, Leslie K. Pearlman (This book is especially good for those who would like a head start on the BUS 501 class.)