Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-19-2020

Abstract

This change is intended to retain important topics of business process analysis that would be lost given the elimination of BUSN 361, Lean Operations Management. However, an opportunity exists with this situation to transform this course from a direct mathematical problem-solution teaching method to a more holistic problem-solving, student-active approach. Such problem-solving methods are common in the workplace, but not often the approach in formal education. To accommodate space in the course, some of the less common operations research and redundant statistical procedures will be removed. On balance these changes in the course will better prepare students to confidently address problems assigned in the workplace with proven approaches that encourage data-based decision alternatives and communication of implementation plans.

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