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I began teaching at St. Ambrose University in 1988 as an adjunct instructor.  Later, in 1993, I was hired into the Industrial Engineering program as a full-time instructor. I retired from St. Ambrose University in 2016.

Course Summary

Course Details 

These are courses that I have taught at St. Ambrose University.

STBE137. Quantitative Reasoning in Business, 3 credits. This course provides students the opportunity to develop quantitative insights and skills relevant to success in the study and practice of Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, International Management, Management and Marketing. Key topics include the role of functions, linear systems, optimization, and scenario analysis in business. Students will develop skills in the visual display, written expression and oral presentation of analytic findings in a business setting.

STBE237. Statistics for Business and Economics, 3 credits. Principles and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered are data summarization, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, fundamental principles of probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, calculations of "z" and "t" scores, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation and regression, non-parametric statistics, statistical process control and decision theory.

STBE333. Operations Management, 3 credits. This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods for planning, routing, scheduling, and controlling operations in both manufacturing and service industries. Topics include the concept of competitiveness, use of technology, process measurement, quality, forecasting, waiting lines, human resources issues, project management, supply chain management, just-in-time (JIT) systems, planning, scheduling, and inventory systems.

MBA670. Operations Management, 3 credits. Quantitative techniques and operations research applied in operations management to both service and manufacturing activities: trade off analysis, inventory control, aggregate planning, and logistics, scheduling and systems analysis. Applications to cost centers rather than profit centers. Special applications of operations management to profit and non-profit service organizations.

Archives: These are syllabi from previous courses that I have taught. Some of the syllabi may appear a little strange because of the web editor that I might have used to create them.

Miscellaneous: Just what the name implies.

Note: Most of the course content is kept on my Moodle. Please let me know if you would like access to this content.