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José Sagarnaga-Castillo

José A. Sagarnaga-Castillo

Clinical Assistant Professor & International Management Discipline Coordinator
Department of Management

Office: 412N Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: (405) 269-2078


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Economic Development
    UPAEP University 2014

    M.S. International Studies - International Business
    Oklahoma State University 2005

    B.S. Financial Management
    Tecnológico de Monterrey 2003

Courses Taught

  • MGT 4230 International Business Management
  • MGT 3080 Global Business and Servant Leadership
  • MGT 2180 Management of PC Applications
  • MGT 2010 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 4083/5083 Corporate Social Responsibility (OSU)
  • MGMT 4613 International Management (OSU)
  • MKTG 4093 International Business (OSU)
  • BADM 4093 Global Business Challenges (OSU)
  • MGMT 3123 Organizational Behavior (OSU)
  • MGMT 4033/5033 Business Sustainability (OSU)
  • MGMT 4033/5033 Sustainable Enterprises in Iceland (OSU)
  • MGMT 4750 Doing Business in Mexico: NAFTA and the USMCA (OSU)
  • BADM 4050/5200 New Frontiers: Re-Discovering Cuba (OSU)
  • BADM 4050/5200: Emerging Economic Issues in the U.K. (OSU)


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 in August 2021, Dr. Sagarnaga served in multiple roles at Oklahoma State University (OSU) for fifteen years. Sagarnaga was an 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 seventeen (17) countries and has traveled to over fifty (50) countries on five continents. He is a supporter and a product of Global Education after spending semesters abroad in institutions in the US (UTEP, the Washington Center and Oklahoma State University), the Netherlands (Maastricht University), France (Burgundy School of Business-Dijon) and extended research projects in Belgium, France and Bangladesh. Sagarnaga was appointed as a member of the Oklahoma Governor's International Team in 2017 and vice chair and chair in 2021. He currently serves on Upstate International's World Affairs Council Upstate Advisory Committee. Dr. Sagarnaga is a member of the MX Global Network Chapter in Raleigh, NC, a member of the President's Leadership Institute Cohort 8.0 at Clemson University, the faculty advisor of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) Student Chapter at Clemson University and a faculty member of the Commission on Latino Affairs at Clemson University

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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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