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José A. Sagarnaga

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Management

Office: 418M Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: (405) 269-2078


 Educational Background

  • PhD Economic Development
    UPAEP University (Mexico) 2014
  • MS International Studies - International Business
    Oklahoma State University 2005
  • BA Financial Management
    ITESM - Monterrey Tech (Mexico) 2003

Courses Taught

  • MGT 2180 - Management of PC Applications
  • International Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Sustainability


Dr. José A. Sagarnaga is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, specializing in global management and corporate social responsibility. Before assuming this position, Dr. Sagarnaga served for fifteen years in multiple roles at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Sagarnaga was Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Management and led the global operations of the Spears School of Business as their first Director of the Center for Advanced Global Leadership and Engagement (CAGLE). He was also the first Assistant Director of OSU’s Ph.D. in Business for Executives Program. In addition, he served as Program Coordinator at the Center for Executive and Professional Development at the Spears School of Business. Finally, he was the first Manager of the OSU Mexico Liaison Offices at Stillwater, Okla., UDLAP, and UPAEP University in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Sagarnaga has been awarded numerous teaching and outreach awards, such as the Steve Miller Outstanding International Excellence Award by the OSU Spears School of Business, the Stillwater Faculty Teaching Excellence Award by the OSU Watson Graduate School of Management, and the OSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award. Sagarnaga received his Doctorate in Economic Development from UPAEP University in Mexico, his Master of Science in International Studies from OSU, and his Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Monterrey Tech in Mexico. He has also completed executive programs at Harvard Business School in Corporate Social Responsibility and CIMBA Italy, the Leadership Initiative for Excellence Program. Dr. Sagarnaga conducts research and lectures on various cross-cultural and global management topics. He is primarily interested in business sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and cross-cultural leadership. Sagarnaga has developed academic and professional programs in sixteen countries and has traveled to over forty countries on five different continents. Dr. Sagarnaga was appointed as a member of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team in 2017 and as vice-chair and chair in 2021.

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