Operations & Information Management

Operations and Information Management Department

What We Do:

We teach operations management and business analytics -- two key areas of any business -- and we prepare students for leadership roles in these fields.

Our operations management majors learn how to manage processes and supply chains. They learn how to run efficient and effective businesses while improving the quality of goods and services. 

Business analytics students learn how to analyze data in order to develop recommendations that improve a company's competitiveness and profitability.

How We Stand Out:

  • We're nationally ranked. The operations management specialization of Scranton's MBA program placed 15th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
  • Our students visit regional companies to see how the theories they learn in class are put into practice.
  • Small class sizes allow us to get to know our students on a first-name basis and serve as mentors.
  • We are committed to including ethics, social justice and responsibility into our curriculum.

Programs:

Undergraduate 

Operations Management - Students learn business practices that help to create the highest level of efficiency in producing goods and services. Core classes include Supply Chain Management, Production Planning and Control, and Quality Management.

Business Analytics - Students learn how to gather and analyze data in order to solve various business problems. Key classes include data mining, database management, simulation and business forecasting.

Graduate

MS in Business Analytics - This program teaches students to use techniques like data visualization, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems. Since business analytics is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, job opportunities available in nearly every type of industry. 

MBA with Operations Management specialization - Requires 36 credit hours, including core business courses and at least nine credit hours from the operations management specialization. Coursework is designed to teach students how to manage and lead in all aspects of business, including operations and supply chain management and project management.

MBA with Business Analytics specialization - Offers a hands-on curriculum focusing on topics specific to analytics -- like data mining, data visualization and statistical modeling, predictive analytics, database management, business intelligence and simulation.

Meet Our Faculty:

Our professors are among the best in the business, but what sets them apart even further is their exceptional enthusiasm for their work. Instructors engage students in dynamic lessons that incorporate the latest research.

All of our faculty members actively participate in scholarly research, have various teaching interests and are involved in service.

Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D., Department Chair

Nabil Tamimi

Nabil Tamimi

Chair

Professor & Chair

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., Temple University

Phone: (570) 941-4288
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Kingsley Gnanendran

Kingsley Gnanendran

Professor

B.Sc., University of Sri Lanka
M.Eng., Asian Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Phone: (570) 941-4190
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Rose Sebastianelli

Rose Sebastianelli

Professor & Alperin Endowed Chair in Business Administration

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: (570) 941-4287
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Ahmed Gomaa

Ahmed Gomaa

Associate Professor

B.S. University of Alexandria
M.S. University of Alexandria
MBA Rutgers University
Ph.D. Rutgers University

Phone: (570 ) 941-7760
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Deborah J. Gougeon

Deborah J. Gougeon

Associate Professor

B.S., M.S., The University of Scranton
Ph.D., Walden University

Phone: (570) 941-7610
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Yibai Li

Yibai Li

Associate Professor

B.S., Jilin University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., Washington State University

Phone: (570) 941-7407
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Satya N. Prattipati

Satya N. Prattipati

Associate Professor

B.S., Andhra University
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Phone: (570) 941-6159
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Hamza Adeinat

Hamza Adeinat

Assistant Professor

B.S. University of Jordan
MBA University of Houston
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Phone: (570) 941-6228
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Ozgur Isil

Ozgur Isil

Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Texas at Austin
M.B.A., Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vincent Rocco

Vincent Rocco

Faculty Specialist

Phone: 570-941-4398
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Inside the Classroom:

Our classes are more than just lectures. Our students also benefit from:

  • Guest speakers who work in the field.
  • Simulation software and practical Excel business applications
  • Visits to regional companies
  • A focus on responsible corporate citizenship
  • Group projects that apply concepts to real-world scenarios

Student Research:

One of the many ways that active learning takes place at Scranton is through faculty-mentored research. Our undergraduates have the chance to collaborate with faculty on their research. At other universities, such opportunities are often reserved for graduate students. 

We also encourage and help students to obtain internships. Our alumni have gained valuable professional experience by interning at organizations like Johnson & Johnson (health care), Sanofi (pharmaceuticals), PPL Corporation (energy) and Tobyhanna Army Depot (logistics).

Career Outcomes:

Our graduates move on to work in a wide range of industries. 

The business analytics program prepares students for such jobs as:

  • business consultant
  • data analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • operations research analyst
  • market research analyst

Our operations management degree gives students the skills for positions like:

  • production manager
  • quality manager
  • inventory analyst
  • production planning analyst