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Dr. James Haug

Longwood professor James Haug

"Share your goal and timetable for completion with significant others in your life, so that they understand the time commitment needed to successfully complete the program."

Degrees Held:

  • DBA – George Washington University, 1981
  • MBA – University of California, Berkley, 1971
  • B.S. – Columbia University, 1970

In which online degree program do you teach?

MBA - General Business track

Career Highlights:

Dr. Haug currently serves as Longwood's representative and Board member the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems ( From 2002 to 2007, he served as an Organizational Business Analyst and Contracts subject matter expert with Quality Technical Services, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia. From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Haug was a tenured Associate Professor for Troy University, teaching full time in both the Atlantic and Florida regions. He was the program manager for the Master of Science in Management degree, and together with adjunct teaching both before and after his full time role, taught over 200 graduate level courses in the MBA, MSHRM and MPA programs.

During his career in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1991, he served as the Director of the Contracts Group and Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Navy Public Works Center, Pensacola, Florida. Other past positions include serving on the staff of the Navy's Broadway Complex Office in San Diego, California; Visiting Professor, University of San Diego Business School; Facilities Planning Academic Division Director at the Civil Engineer Corps School Port Hueneme, California; and various public works related assignments in the San Francisco Bay area, Washington, D.C., and South Weymouth, Massachusettes.

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    MANG 687: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

  • What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

    • Develop an understanding of the managerial role and the history of entrepreneurial thought
    • Comprehend the processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions within the context of a small business
    • Understand the importance of social responsibility and ethics in small-business management
    • Understand the context of small-business management, specifically the workings of various functional areas (marketing, accounting, finance, legal, and operations)
    • Develop an understanding of the importance of appealing to a diverse marketplace with a diverse workforce
    • Produce a draft business plan for a new venture using software provided with the text
  • What advice would you give to those considering this online MBA program?

    Share your goal and timetable for completion with significant others in your life, so that they understand the time commitment needed to successfully complete the program.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    "Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy – And How to Make Them Work for You" by Geoffrey G Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

    I’m certified to teach the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition course originated by the Franklin Covey organization.

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