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Seward, Lori Elizabeth Teaching Professor

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  • Dr. Seward’s academic focus is on statistics and operations management education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She works with other faculty to develop pedagogy consistent with current experiential methods and investigates the use of technology in the classroom - from small lecture to large lecture.

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  • use of statistics in business, statistics textbook, statistics faculty and current teaching methods, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Process Design and Improvement

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  • BASE 2101 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience 1: Early Stage
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Builds on material covered in BCOR 2001, BCOR 2002 and BCOR 2003. Provides students the opportunity to apply tools from the functional business disciplines. Business problems, solutions and decisions are addressed in the context of an early stage business. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • BASE 2102 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience 2: Growth Stage
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Builds on material covered in BCOR 2001, BCOR 2002 and BCOR 2003. Provides students the opportunity to apply tools from the functional business disciplines. Business problems, solutions and decisions are addressed in the context of a growth stage business. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • BASE 2103 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience 3: Mature Stage
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Builds on material covered in BCOR 2001, BCOR 2002 and BCOR 2003. Provides students the opportunity to apply tools from the functional business disciplines. Business problems, solutions and decisions are addressed in the context of a mature stage business. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • BASE 2104 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on major business decisions integrating across business functional areas. Students complete multiple business projects drawing on knowledge and tools from previous BCOR courses. Recommended corequisites: BCOR 2301 2302, 2303 and 2304.
  • BCOR 2206 - Principles of Operations Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces the student to the common activities performed by an operations manager and sets the stage for the student to operate as a member of a cross-functional team responsible for adding value for the customer. These common activities include planning and designing goods and services, sourcing materials and supplies, producing the goods and delivering the services, and dealing with product end-of-life requirements. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 2500, BCOR 2001.
  • EMEN 4120 - Managing Business Processes
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the concepts and tools to design and manage business processes. Emphasizes modeling an analysis, information technology support for process activities, and management of process flows. Graphical simulation software is used to create dynamic models of business processes and predict the effect of changes. Prepares students for a strong management or consulting career path in business processes. Same as MGMT 4120 & MGMT 5120.
  • MBAC 6030 - Quantitative Methods
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Covers foundations for statistical reasoning and statistical applications in business. Topics include graduate-level treatment of descriptive statistics,probability, probability distributions, sampling theory and sampling distributions, and statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing). Provides an introduction to regression analysis, analysis of variance, time series forecasting, decision analysis, index numbers, and nonparametric methods.
  • MBAX 6801 - Global Perspectives Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides students with an in-depth perspective about a specific country or region outside the United States. The course can focus on a different region or country each time it is offered. If demand for this type of experience is strong, multiple sections of the course could be offered in a given semester, each focusing oa different region or country. The choice of region and the specific focus of each course would depend on the faculty member teaching the course. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MBAX 6806 - Global Perspectives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Contrasting operations in US and China will study what changes US companies have made to successfully operate in the Chinese market and how US companies have influenced Chinese business operations. Reviews the history and present state of the interdependency between the US and Chinese business environments. Culminates in a 9-day trip to China.
  • MGMT 4120 - Managing Business Processes
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the concepts and tools to design and manage business processes. Emphasizes modeling an analysis, information technology support for process activities, and management of process flows. Graphical simulation software is used to create dynamic models of business processes and predict the effect of changes. Prepares students for a strong management or consulting career path in business processes. Same as MGMT 5120 and EMEN 4120.
  • MGMT 4820 - Topics in Business
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Experimental course offered irregularly for purpose presenting new subject matter in organization management. Same as MGMT 5820.

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