Arizona State University

International Management  (Fall 2024 - Scheduled)

Course Description: 

In today's globally connected landscape, honing the skills necessary to navigate international markets and manage cross-border transactions is paramount for contemporary business leaders. This course serves as a compass guiding students through the complexities of the international business terrain, offering a captivating journey into its intricacies.


Consider it a comprehensive exploration of the intricate dynamics of global economics and finance, peppered with elements of intrigue akin to a thrilling espionage narrative. Delve into the inner workings of multinational enterprises, unraveling their strategies for maneuvering across familiar domestic landscapes and exotic foreign territories. It is akin to gaining exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes operations of the world's most renowned production – a captivating saga of strategic prowess and global triumphs unfold before you.

Business Operations and Planning  (Spring 2024)

Course Description: 

How does Toyota manage its supply chain, Just in Time (JIT)? How does Walmart forecast its demand and plan accordingly to keep the prices low daily? How does Coca-Cola manage its inventory to ensure the vending machine in your apartment always stocks its product? How does Amazon ensure the products sold on their platform adhere to specific quality standards, and how does SpaceX manage its most complex projects? Embark on a practical exploration of the core concepts, strategies, and techniques that drive efficient organizational operations with our course on Operations Management.

This class goes beyond theory to examine the real-world applications of managerial principles crucial for optimizing processes within organizations engaged in producing goods or delivering services. It focuses on the managerial procedures for efficient operations within organizations that produce goods or provide services. The course covers various areas, such as operations strategy, designing processes, capacity planning, establishing facilities, forecasting, scheduling production, managing inventory, ensuring quality, and overseeing projects. These subjects are interconnected through a systems approach examining an organization's operations function.

Problem Solving and Actionable Analytics  (Fall 2023)

Course Description: 

This course provides foundational skills for exploring unstructured business problems. The course will cover techniques to approach decision-making in a systematic manner, enabling students to become more comfortable in handling tasks or projects that are not initially well defined. Methods will include exercises in brainstorming and iterating as well as the use of more traditional analytical tools (such as spreadsheets and visualization software). The course will offer applications across different functional areas and disciplines. After the course, a student should be able to better understand the types of problems businesses confront and solve, the information available to bring to bear on decisions, and modeling techniques and constructs used to solve them. Throughout, communication of results is emphasized. 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Principles of Microeconomics (Summer 2023, Fall 2022)

Course Description:

Why do people buy expensive laptops? How do people respond to rising fuel prices? Why do ice cream parlors set their shops beside each other? All these questions involve one common thread, that is make a ‘decision’ whether to buy, to respond, or to choose a location by an individual, a firm, o society as a whole we call them ‘economic agents'. The Study of choices made by these economic agents is called Microeconomics. Economists use the tools of microeconomics to study all aspects of life, ranging from business to the environment, and even to dating and marriage. 

In this course, we will use different concepts such as preferences, demand, supply, prices, incentives, and markets to understand how human choices are influenced by changes in these factors. We will discuss the fundamentals of applied economics of the above-discussed questions and many other real-world examples throughout the course. By the end of the course, you will learn how to think like an ‘economist’ studying the market behavior of consumers and producers.

Statistics for Economists  (Fall 2021, Spring 2021)

Course Description:

This course aims to teach the fundamentals of probability theory and statistics useful for economists. In this course, we learn probability theory, various distributions, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, estimation, hypothesis testing, and data analysis. These tools are necessary for becoming a good practitioner and consumer of empirical economics. 

The learning objectives of this course are designed according to the first 3 stages of Bloom's taxonomy that is remembering, understanding, and applying. The following goals will be achieved at the end of the course: 

Certified Teaching Associate 

Georgia Tech, in its quest to prepare next-generation academics, has established the Center for Teaching and Learning. CTL  has been training graduate students under their flagship Tech to Teaching program. I successfully completed the capstone requirement to become a certified Tech to Teaching associate in 2020. 

This certification program is designed at 3 levels to develop teaching skills among the candidates with in-depth knowledge of the scholarship of learning and teaching. Once the candidate learns the details, then they have to demonstrate the skills in the real classroom setup by teaching a full class. 

In the first level, the foundation of teaching and learning is taught. In the second level, participants are trained to prepare course syllabi, teaching statements, and lesson plans. In the final leg, of the capstone level, candidates are asked to practice their skills in the classroom and are evaluated by the experts for their teaching skills. 

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