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Dr. Joseph Mollick Professor

Dr. Joseph Mollick

"Keep asking questions until you find out that there are questions for which there are no satisfactory answers known to humans as of today."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005

Career Highlights:

  • Led the efforts to redesign the BBA-MIS and MBA programs at TAMU-CC to increase coverage of data analytics
  • Published in 15 scholarly journals

In which online program(s) do you teach?

Master of Business Administration and MBA with a Concentration in Data Analytics

Which class(es) do you teach online?

ORMS 5310: Statistical and Decision Analysis and MISY 5366: Data Warehousing and Data Mining for Business Intelligence

What's the value of an MBA for today's professionals?

An MBA prepares managers who can effectively lead an organization to achieve goals with minimum waste of resources and efforts. Regardless of the functional area of an organization where a manager might be primarily responsible, an MBA makes sure that the manager can see the value and importance of coordination and integration of efforts throughout the enterprise and beyond. Information systems and data analytics play important roles in making sure the organization functions as an informed and connected system of systems that can learn as it functions.

What's the best advice you could give your students?

Keep asking questions until you find out that there are questions for which there are no satisfactory answers known to humans as of today.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in business or management?

For data analytics, knowledge of statistical methods and database management can be very helpful. Personal qualities that can make someone successful in business or management include pragmatism, being goal-driven and being decisive yet open to revise decisions in light of new intelligence gathered through monitoring systems.

Why did you start teaching?

To continue to learn and to help others learn

How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

Learning opportunities are omnipresent. Since computerization and online activities are becoming increasingly dominant in the way individuals and organizations function, it is very predictable that educational efforts will be transformed through the use of computers and data communication technologies.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The required textbook for your course

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I played a harmonium and led church choirs throughout my teenage years. Things I like to do include playing the piano, singing, debating and public speaking for the purpose of enlightening myself and others, gardening, fishing and cooking.

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