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Operations Management degree ranked No. 4 in nation

Posted on June 12, 2017

MSUM’s online Operations Management degree was ranked No. 4 nationwide in a ranking by Best Degree Programs. The organization reviewed 56 accredited colleges and universities listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s in operations management, project management, or closely related degree programs. Also reviewed were rankings received from major publications like U.S. News and World Report and cost of attendance.

See the full “20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Operations or Project Management 2017” article.

Learn more about MSUM’s online Operations Management and Project Management degrees.

MSUM Operations Management degree ranked No. 4 in nation

Posted on June 08, 2017

MSUM’s online Operations Management degree was ranked No. 4 nationwide in a ranking by Best Degree Programs. The organization reviewed 56 accredited colleges and universities listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s in operations management, project management, or closely related degree programs. Also reviewed were rankings received from major publications like U.S. News and World Report and cost of attendance.

See the full “20 Best Online Bachelor’s in Operations or Project Management 2017” article.

Learn more about MSUM’s online Operations Management and Project Management degrees.

Lall Assisting with Project Development for Collaborative MBA Program

Posted on December 05, 2016

The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College and Cengage Learning, Inc. are collaborating to develop an exciting new product line in Business Administration at the MBA level. Vinod Lall, Co-chair and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Paseka School of Business, will help in the product development by serving as a Subject Matter Expert in Operations Management. The first meeting of the development committee will be held in Albany, NY from January 9-12, 2017.

Paseka School of Business Faculty Participate in Midwest Academy of Management Conference

Posted on October 14, 2016

Paseka School of Business faculty were recently involved in organizing, presenting and participating in the recent Midwest Academy of Management (MAM) conference held in Fargo. The conference had just over 200 participants, a record attendance for a MAM conference and a huge shout out to our community for attracting them all here.  Read the rest of this entry →

VP Biden announces recipients of $450M of job-driven training grants

Posted on September 30, 2014

$450M in grants to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally

WASHINGTON — Training America’s workers with the skills they need for a good job can help middle class families and help American businesses grow our economy. While America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of uninterrupted job growth in our country’s history, we need to do more to train Americans with the skills they need, and connect them with businesses that are looking for skilled workers.

While America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of uninterrupted job growth in our country’s history, we need to do more to train Americans with the skills they need, and connect them with businesses that are looking for skilled workers.

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

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2014 TAACCCT Grants by State

Note: Project descriptions are taken from language provided by grantees as part of their abstracts.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Total Award Amount: $2,473,227
Industry focus: Construction and Utilities
Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s CU Succeed program will serve 450 TAA-eligible and similar adults over three years in the West Central Minnesota Workforce Service Area. The program will provide training and certifications to individuals to obtain in-demand careers in the construction and utilities industries through the use of new mobile training units that travel to multiple sites, online workplace readiness and soft skills instruction and work-based training. Articulation agreements with Minnesota State University Moorhead will provide participants with Bachelor of Science degree options. Read the rest of this entry →

Project management: A pathway to managing your future

Posted on December 03, 2013

MSUM is proud to announce a new degree being launched in Spring 2014: Bachelor of Science in Project Management. Through a collaborative effort between the Operation/Construction Management departments and College of Business and Innovation, the first B.S. program for Project Management in the tri-state area will be offered here at MSUM. By being designed around pairing with a minor or double major in an area of the student’s choosing, Project Management fits perfectly with programs such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Marketing, Management, Human Resources and more.

Designed for individuals seeking careers in a variety of areas, Project Management provides students the opportunity to learn and develop skills useful in fields such as health care, information technology, manufacturing, retail, government and non-profit. Read the rest of this entry →

Vinod Lall appointed to APICS CSCP subcommittee

Posted on December 02, 2013

Vinod Lall, Professor in the School of Business, was recently appointed to the APICS CSCP program subcommittee. APICS, The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and the premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, purchasing and logistics. The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain professionals around the globe. Lall received his CSCP designation when it was launched in 2006. Read the rest of this entry →

Local professionals talk workplace ethics today on campus

Posted on March 21, 2013

MSUM Ethics Day noon panel is open to the public

Matt VonPinnon, editor of The Forum; Birch Burdick, Cass County state’s attorney; and Paul Richard, chief legal officer, Sanford Health, are among a dozen area business leaders who will share their experiences about ethics in the workplace during Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Ethics Day Thursday, March 21. Read the rest of this entry →

Norma Andersen featured in Area Woman

Posted on November 28, 2012

Construction Management Professor Norma Andersen is featured in the holiday issue of Area Woman. MSUM Marketing intern Kristin Kirtz wrote the story, which also focuses on the opportunities available to women in the construction management field. Read the story on pages 88-89.

Ashish Gupta publishes research

Posted on November 09, 2012

Ashish Gupta, School of Business, publishes a journal article with colleagues from national and international Universities- the research focuses on innovative teaching approaches applies to Operations Management, MIS, and Management domains

Barjis, J., Gupta, A., Sharda, R. Bouzdine-Chameeva, T., Lee, P., Verbraeck, A. Innovative Teaching using Simulation and Virtual Environment, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, forthcoming (impact factor: h-index-11, acceptance rate <10 to15%) Read the rest of this entry →

Pam McGee’s paper accepted as ATMAE Conference Proceeding Paper

Posted on September 05, 2012

Pam McGee, Technology, had a conference paper “Perceptions and Rankings of Technology Management Competencies” accepted after peer review as The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference Proceeding Paper. It was also ranked as the Top paper submitted in the Management Track and was submitted as Best Conference Proceeding Papers, which if selected would be awarded in November at ATMAE.

Operations Management program featured in Enterprise Minnesota Magazine

Posted on June 14, 2012

The MSUM Operations Management program was a featured story in the June 2012 Enterprise Minnesota Magazine. Enterprise Minnesota is an organization dedicated to helping small and mid sized manufacturers develop and implement strategies to grow business. Whether walking through the lean manufacturing process or advising on the latest management strategies, we help your business compete and grow profitably.

Read the article here:

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Pam McGee’s paper accepted for publication

Posted on March 20, 2012

Pam McGee’s, Technology, and Dr. Kenney’s, Graphics Communication at UND, research on challenges women face in STEM fields has been accepted for publication. The paper is titled: “Different, Not Deficient: The Challenges Women Face in Stem’s Fields” and will be published in the peer reviewed Journal of Technical Management and Applied Engineering.

To read the article: 2012 2-12 Different REVISED MASTER-1


Ken Karr selected to review CPIM exam

Posted on December 09, 2011

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) selected Ken Karr, Operations Management, to join a committee of seven external subject matter experts throughout the United States to review their Certified Production and Inventory Management Certification (CPIM) exam. The CPIM certification exam is an industry designation for engineers and operations professionals throughout the world. Once a professional receives this certification, continuing educational is required on a yearly basis to maintain it. Karr will be tasked with reviewing the test subject areas including Cost Analysis, Quality Management, and Project Management. Meetings will be held in Chicago starting in January 2012 with completion expected by September 2012.

 

Pam McGee’s research submitted as a “Best Conference Proceeding Paper”

Posted on September 06, 2011

Pam McGee’s (Operations Management) joint research with Drs. Mark Doggett and Sophia Scott on “Toward a Technology Management Core: Defining What the Technology Manager Needs to Know” has been accepted after peer review as an ATMAE 2011 Conference Proceedings Paper. The paper was ranked as the top paper in the Management track and will now be submitted to the “Best Conference Proceedings Paper” process, and the winner will be announced at the 2011 ATMAE Conference Awards Banquet. This award includes recognition with a personalized plaque and a cash prize. Of 41 Conference Paper submissions, 20 were accepted, an acceptance rate of 49%. (These 20 accepted ATMAE 2011 Conference Proceedings Papers represent less than 11% of all 189 accepted conference presentations.) Each paper was read and reviewed by a panel of at least three ATMAE member volunteers in a double-blind peer-review process.

Students impact communities with service, industry projects

Posted on May 09, 2011

Students in Tech 428 Project Management have completed their final service and industry projects. Pam McGee (Moorhead, MN) and Ken Karr (North Hennepin Community College, MN) teach the class.

As part of the course curriculum, students are required to execute a live nonprofit or industry project that applies the principles of project management taught in class. Students are required to assemble their own teams, find their own projects (nonprofit or industry), work with an executive sponsor, and execute the project. .

This year was especially meaningful as together these students raised money/awareness for the Big Brother Program, Sand Hill Archery, CM Society, and Minneapolis Food Bank (Drive). In addition, three industry projects were completed—an LED Lighting Analysis for MSUM, Built a Commercial Garage, and a Business Proposal for a Drive in Movie Theatre for a local venture capitalist.

Pam McGee to present at ATMAE conference

Posted on April 19, 2011

Pam McGee, Technology, and Mary Richards, Essentia West Region Health Care, had a presentation proposal, titled “Lean Health Care: It’s an Emergency!”, accepted after peer review by the Association of Technical Management and Applied Engineering. They will present at the ATMAE Fall 2011 conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Their presentation will showcase: a) Lessons learned, best practices, and tools utilized when Essentia West applies to process improvement initiatives, b) Competencies desired by Health Care in Technical Management and Operations Management graduates, and c) How MSU Moorhead’s Operation Management program is partnering with Essentia West to apply the guidelines from the ATMAE accreditation curriculum foundation requirements to create graduates that are in high demand in the health care industry.

 

Pam McGee elected president of ATMAE’s women in technology division

Posted on December 10, 2010

Pam McGee, Operations Management, has been elected the president of the Women in Technology Division of the Association of Technical Management and Applied Engineering. The Women in Technology Division’s vision is to encourage and empower women in the fields of technology, applied engineering and management. The mission of the Women in Technology Division is to recruit and engage women in ATMAE, and to promote and support ATMAE’s vision and mission by empowering women. The Women in Technology Division was established by the Executive Board at the 2009 ATMAE Conference.

She was also re-appointed as a Management Division Representative to the Association of Technical Management and Applied Engineering Foundation Board. The Foundation Board is organized exclusively to actively and aggressively solicit funds from individuals, organizations, and trusts to support activities consistent with the purpose and objectives of ATMAE as established in the organization’s Constitution and Bylaws.

MSUM targets Twins Cities community colleges

Posted on March 29, 2010

By Amy Dalyrmple, The Forum

Local university offers four bachelor’s degree programs at schools in the population center.

An explosion in community college enrollment in the Twin Cities promises to bolster numbers for Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Jessica Endres, one of three MSUM Admissions counselors in the Twin Cities, said MSUM’s growing presence in the population center is bringing attention to Moorhead.

MSUM offers four bachelor’s degree programs at community colleges in the Twin Cities that are gaining in popularity.

At the same time, MSUM is doing more to recruit graduates of the Twin Cities’ two-year colleges, which have been reporting enrollment jumps of 10 percent or higher. Read the rest of this entry →

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