Peace Corps Master's International MPA

Noor Puthawala, PCMI in MPA '10 with Peace Corps Guatemala
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Combine your Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) with Peace Corps service through the Peace Corps Master's International Program (PCMI).

Peace Corp Master's International (PCMI)

Available to Fall and Spring incoming students, the PCMI program uniquely prepares students to fulfill challenging Peace Corps field assignments in developing countries. While attaining a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) and carrying out the Peace Corps mission, students gain valuable leadership experience.

Luc Soenen

First Name
Luc
Last Name
Soenen
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor Soenen has taught in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Eindhoven University of Technology; Antwerp Business School; Limburg University Centre; University of San Diego; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Expertise

Corporate finance, foreign exchange management, international capital markets, international finance

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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IMGT 8639 - Foreign Exchange Management      

This course deals with the diverse ways in which a company is exposed to foreign exchange risk and in particular how to manage these kinds of exposures. Emphasis is on the corporate view of international financial management. In additional to theoretical concepts, this course offers ample practical applications in the form of problems and case studies.
Prerequisites: IMGT 8536 or other finance course

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8696 - Wks:Treasury Management      

This course focuses on monitoring and controlling balance sheet variables with less than one year to maturity. Topics include financial planning, cash collection, concentration and disbursement, receivables, payables, inventory management, short-term investing and borrowing, interest risk management. An intensive case approach is the method of instruction.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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Lynn Metcalf

First Name
Lynn
Last Name
Metcalf
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Lynn Metcalf has taught IM 8691: International Business Negotiation at MIIS for tour years. IM 8691 is an experiential workshop where participants are introduced to and practice negotiation skills through a variety of inter-cultural simulations.

She is Professor and Chair, Marketing Area at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Dr. Metcalf’s research interests are focused on cross-cultural negotiation; package design for marketability; and innovation and regional development.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

International marketing

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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MBAG 8691 / IMGT 8691 - Intl Business Negotiation      

This course aims to expand awareness, enhance understanding and facilitate development of a set of perspectives and skills essential to effectiveness in international negotiations. Specific focus is directed toward developing a framework for considering aspects of international negotiations, understanding the development of trust, dimensions of coalitional bargaining and the range of conflict handling modes.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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Hugh McAllister

First Name
Hugh
Last Name
McAllister
mcallister
Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor McAllister presently teaches full-time at Saint Mary's College.  He has taught a variety of finance and management courses at the graduate level in organizations including Santa Clara University, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Corporate finance, foreign direct investment, international capital markets, international finance

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8622 - Mergers & Acquisitions      

This workshop is designed to address a special topic in corporate financial management involving the combination of corporate enterprises. It will include some historical background about the market for mergers and acquisitions, followed by the rationale for pursuing an acquisition. The course also includes information and analysis on the various ways created value is distributed.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8536

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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IMGT 8624 - Debt Analysis      

All assets must have a source of financing. For private sector financing the alternatives can include the use of equity through a new stock issuance or by utilizing undistributed profits, combined with the use of debt financing. Public sector entities are limited to using debt. This workshop gives an expanded explanation of the differences between these sources of financing in terms of definition, rationale for use, risk considerations and impact on the user’s wealth. Much attention will be placed on the theoretical underpinning of finance that provide guidance to decision makers’ regarding the use of debt, the extent of its use and its impact on risk and return. The types of debt instruments used will be fully addressed along with discussions highlighting the different characteristics of public sector vs. private sector debt.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8637 - Advanced Finance Topics      

This course presents an overview of topics, including cost of capital, financial structure, cost estimation, financial forecasting, management control, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and small business and personal financial planning, including computer applications.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8531 & IMGT 8536

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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David Roberts

First Name
David
Last Name
Roberts
David Roberts
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.4156

Professor Roberts teaches Economics, Money, Banking and International Finance, Decision Science, and Modeling and Forecasting.  He has taught at the State University of New York, Howard University, Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California.  He has also lectured in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.  He was a visiting financial economist at the National Credit Union Administration in Washington, DC, and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association.

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IMGT 8542 - Decision Sciences      

This course provides students with selected tools that can be used to assist quantitative decision-making. To achieve this, we will discuss the use of statistical and other quantitative tools used to improve decision-making under conditions of risk, certainty, or uncertainty. Computer based exercises will be used to augment lecture materials and to demonstrate application of quantitative techniques and supporting technology.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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IMGT 8623 - Money, Banking & Intl Finance      

This course is designed to introduce the theory and operation of the financial systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the operation of the financial system. Topics to be covered include the structure and operation of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), the functions and impact of non-bank financial institutions, the ongoing and significant institutional modifications occurring in the US and the global financial system, some basics of monetary and aggregate economic theory, and the conduct of monetary policy. The course assists students in understanding the relationships between economic variables, (prices, money stocks, output, and employment), and institutional entities, (Central Banks, Commercial Banks, Non-Bank Financial intermediaries, the Treasury, the FED, and the IMF, ECB). In addition, students will develop a set of tools for analyzing and evaluating changes in these economic and institutional variables. This course will prepare students for further study in international finance and banking.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8642 - Modeling & Forecasting      

This course will focus on the theory and application of statistical and economic modeling tools and techniques. Multiple regression and time series forecasting techniques will be examined and applied to primary and secondary data in order to foster an understanding of the appropriate uses and limitations of the modeling and forecasting process. Several computer-based statistical and modeling programs will be used during this semester. This course focuses on the design, estimation and use of models and their application. By the end of the semester students should be able to independently design a modeling activity that addresses an empirical question or issue, select and apply appropriate statistics for estimating and evaluating the estimated model, and present their results to a wide variety of audiences.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Expertise

Economic theory, modeling and forecasting, monetary policy

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Education

PhD, Economics, University of Southern California; MA, Economics, California State University, Los Angeles; BA, Economics, California State University, Northridge

Faculty Type
Faculty Emeritus
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Steve Landry

First Name
Steve
Last Name
Landry
Steve Landry
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.6407

Professor Landry has taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was program controller for the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, held various cost accounting positions for the Hewlett-Packard company, and various production management positions for Proctor & Gamble.

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IMGT 8532 - Managerial Accounting      

This is the second course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of managerial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of managerial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions. The primary objectives of this course are:

to present the theories that underlie current managerial accounting practice;
to examine alternative accounting methods currently acceptable and practiced;
to implement the procedures necessary to apply the underlying theory; and finally,
to emphasize the linkage of business activities to accounting information to business decisions. A secondary objective includes developing in the student an analytical ability necessary to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed accounting alternatives as well as analyzing potential effects of different accounting treatments and proposals on business decision making.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8610 - Green/SustainabilityAccounting      

As the topic of “Sustainability Accounting” is only beginning to develop, this course will be exploratory in nature. The course will approach the subject with a focus on "performance measurement and implementation of sustainability". Particular attention is given to managerial thinking in implementing and measuring sustainability strategies – e.g., asking the “how” instead of the “why”. For any human activity to be sustainable, it must first be economically viable. One aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the types and behavior of business and environmental costs; how these costs are collected and measured; and how they are incorporated into decision models for business purposes. Another aim of the course is to teach students to think about how companies, institutions and regulators can incorporate the concept of sustainability financial/accounting reporting. Students gain experience examining and studying the financial, environmental, and social performance of various organizations.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8630 - Personal Financial Planning      

Financial Planning will discuss the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. While there are formal handouts and readings, the primary thrust of the course will seem almost psychological in nature. What is in the mindset of those who are successful vis-a-vis financial planning (and all that represents) as opposed to those who are less successful in such endeavors? How can you take advantage of discovering the answer? The course will shed light on these questions, the answers to which at first gleaming may seem surprising, but upon retrospect, will be seen as at everyone's front doorstep, so to speak. As you might suspect, in part, the "secret" derives somewhat from a combination of (a) what information and (b) how to use that information. Topics include description of the financial planning industry, what a financial planner does, how to determine financial goals, review of financial papers, and development of a financial plan for each participant.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IPOL 8530 - FinanceFunctnInNonprofits&SCOs      

This course provides an introduction to budgeting, accounting and financial analysis. Students will also gain an understanding of how governmental and nongovernmental organizations manage their finances. Topics to be covered include financial reporting; cash management; financial controls; and standards of financial integrity. Special attention will be given to an examination of how the budgeting process influences overall organizational performance. Students will also learn basic accounting concepts as well as financial information presentation and retrieval skills.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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MBAG 8530 - Survey of Accounting      

MBAG 8530 is designed for the non-business graduate student who has had little or no exposure to accounting. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of Financial and Managerial Accounting. In the beginning of this course, students will be briefly introduced to the fundamental financial accounting concepts and terminology with regard to financial statement reporting for business enterprises. The latter portion of this course, Management Accounting, focuses on the use of accounting information in managerial decision making and cost management principles.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8627 - Financial Statement Analysis      

This course teaches financial and managerial accounting concepts from a management perspective. It is designed to be useful particularly for those who aspire to be managers, management consultants, financial specialists (e.g., controller, financial analyst, auditor), or human resource specialists (e.g., personnel director, compensation consultant). The course highlights the reporting differences among industries, including manufacturing, retailing, and service firms, and regulated and non-regulated firms. Statements of actual companies, with an emphasis on international companies, are used in illustrations and cases. The actual financial statements highlight current financial reporting problems, including comprehensive income, segment reporting, options, post-retirement benefits, and the harmonization of international standards.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8649 / IMGT 8649 - Management Control Systems      

This course aims to provide students with a management perspective of accounting information with special emphasis on the control viewpoint. The role of an accountant or controller is briefly discussed. Particular attention is given to managerial thinking for controlling the organization in an international context. The concepts and techniques of management control are thoroughly discussed within the backdrop of general management issues but also within the context of specific international issues such as transfer pricing, international taxation and exchange rates. Modern theories on organization and decision-making are highlighted in relation to management control systems.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Expertise

Cost accounting, financial and management accounting, financial auditing, government and non-profit accounting

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Education

PdD, MBA, Accounting, University of Colorado, Boulder; BS, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point

Publications

"Moving from Bricks and Mortar to Clicks and Mortar?  Strategic Structuring Issues to Consider to Preserve and Maximize Shareholder Wealth"
"Integrating Strategic and Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality Driven and Value-Added World"
"Doing Business with The Peoples' Republic of China:  How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"

Faculty Type
Faculty Emeritus
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Vassilis Dalakas

First Name
Vassilis
Last Name
Dalakas
Vassilis Dalakas
Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor Dalakas is an associate professor of marketing at California State University, San Marcos.  He has researched and published extensively in the marketing field in publications including the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Sports Marketing and Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Euromarketing.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Advertising, cross cultural consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing communications

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IMGT 8657 - Wks:Globalzatn/Localiztn Mktg      

This workshop will outline localization practices as they relate to marketers faced with multiple global markets for their products or services. The elements of strategic and tactical adaptation, in particular product, branding, communication, pricing and distribution, as well as techniques to better determine the changes needed for adaptation to localized consumer response patterns, will be considered. To develop our understanding of the issues involved, we will discuss current business cases and readings from leading scholars and business leaders.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8571 or IMGT 8570 for non-MBA students

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8673 - Intl Consumer Behavior & Mktg      

The workshop will examine the effect of culture on consumer behavior through the study of consumer behavior theories and their implications for marketing practices. Specific topics that will be addressed in the workshop include:

>Consumer socialization

>Group influences on consumer behavior

>The role of emotions in consumer behavior

>Consumer satisfaction

>Consumer misbehavior: The dark side of consumer behavior

>Consumer behavior and the bigger picture: Volunteerism, philanthropy, response to cause-related marketing and corporate social responsibility practices

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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MBAG 8603 / IMGT 8603 - Social Marketing      

The workshop will focus on how marketing strategies and techniques can be applied to address social issues and to improve the well-being of the community in both developed and developing countries. Examples and cases of social marketing campaigns will be integrated within the workshop.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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Eddine Dahel

First Name
Eddine
Last Name
Dahel
Eddine Dahel
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.4602
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Professor Dahel was a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Toledo, Ohio.  He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Central Michigan University.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

International supply chain management, logistics, management science, operations management

Course List

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IMGT 8541 - Business Statistics      

Statistics is one of the most important analytical tools business people use to solve everyday business problems. Many areas of business are becoming increasingly dependent on data. Learn how to get information from data and interpret statistical results, and you will be able to make informed decisions. This course is designed so that all major topics in introductory applied statistics can be covered in a single semester. Areas covered include data analysis and acquisition, descriptive and numerical methods, statistical inference, regression analysis and statistical process control. Following American Statistical Association guidelines on making statistics more effective in schools of business, the course focuses on fostering statistical thinking, not just teach methods. Attention is given to the analysis of business data and interpretation of the results, with less emphasis on calculations. Because of the important role software packages play in the computation and presentation of statistical results, the course shows how to perform statistical analysis with
Microsoft Excel, a modern spreadsheet.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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MBAG 8540 / IMGT 8540 - QuantitatvAnlysis for Business      

Making good business decisions is rarely an easy task. The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive, fast-paced business environment are often extremely complex and cannot be solved by intuition and subjective judgment alone. This course is about the use of quantitative methods for making better management decisions. It introduces key mathematical models from the fields of statistics, decision analysis, and management science, describes the purpose of a particular model, explains how to formulate and solve the model, and discusses how managers can interpret the use of the solutions to improve their decision making. The real-world application and managerial orientation of the course is designed to motivate students apply analytical approaches and to help them decide which quantitative tools to use in support of specific decision making situations. Topics covered include cost/revenue models and breakeven analysis, probability and probability distributions, decision analysis, forecasting, regression analysis, linear programming, distribution and network models, project scheduling: PERT/CPM, and waiting line models.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8546 / IMGT 8546 - Operations Management      

Operations is the core function of most business organizations. It is directly responsible for the value-added transformation of inputs into useful goods and services and their delivery to customers. The overall goal of operations management is to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the transformation and delivery process. Successful organizations have demonstrated that operations can be a powerful competitive weapon for making major penetrations into markets worldwide. This course introduces the principles, concepts and analytical tools of operations management. It is designed to address the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing organizations that have strategic as well as tactical implications.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8632 / IMGT 8632 - SixSigmaQuality&ProcssImprvmnt      

ix Sigma is a business improvement approach that seeks to find and eliminate causes of defects, errors, and variations in a process by focusing on outputs that are critical to customers. It is driven by the disciplined use of data, statistical analysis, and diligent attention to managing, improving, and reinventing business processes. This course provides a succinct introduction to Six Sigma concepts principles and methodology, and presents the keys to successfully implementing and sustaining a Six Sigma program.

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8648 / IMGT 8648 - Supply Chain Management      

Supply chain management is unique and, to some degree, represents a paradox because it is concerned with one of the oldest and also the most newly discovered activities of business. Supply chain system activities – communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location – have been performed since the start of commercial activity. It is difficult to visualize any product that could reach a customer without logistical support. Yet it is only over the last few years that firms have started focusing on logistics and supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage. There is a realization that no company can do any better than its supply chain. This becomes even more important given that product life cycles are shrinking and competition is intense. Supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. In this course we will present and explain concepts, insights, practical tools and decision support systems important for the effective management of the supply chain. Our goal is to understand how supply chain decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or supply chain.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8662 - Supply Chain Value Creation      

This course is targeted toward MBA students as well as managers in business consulting and industry interested in operations, supply chain management, and logistics. It covers not only high-level supply chain strategy and concepts, but also analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. The course identifies facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as key drivers of supply chain performance and sustainability, and discusses practical managerial levers and concepts that may be used during supply chain design, planning, and operations to create and improve supply chain value. The strategic frameworks and concepts discussed in this course are tied together through a variety of examples and case studies that show how a combination of approaches is needed to achieve significant increases in supply chain performance, value, and sustainability.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8663 - Supply Chain Efficiency & Risk      

Supply chain risk has become a primary concern to many businesses today. The consequences of supply chain risk include not just financials losses but also disruption of supplies and interruption of operations which impede the ability of the firm to meet demand. In addition to identifying supply chain risks, their classification, and measurement, the course discusses a select number of conceptual models for risk detectability and recovery, and presents tools, techniques, and approaches for managing supply chain operations for efficiency in the presence of risks.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Education

PhD, Management Sciences, MBA, Operations Management, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Business, Université de Constantine, Algeria

Publications

"Optimizing Routing Decisions in Crossdocking Distribution Systems"
"Vendor Selection and Order Quantity Allocation in Volume Discount Environments"
"A Multiobjective Mixed Integer Program for Procurement Decisions with Volume Discounts"
"Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems in Tandem Configuration"
"Local and Centralized Purchasing Constructs under Demand Capacity Quality and Lead Time Constraints"

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Regular Faculty
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