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Dr. Stephen C. Jones, Instructor

Dr. Stephen C. Jones, Instructor

"A master's in Business Administration should help the student to look at business operations from a larger perspective, viewing everything holistically."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD, University of North Texas, 1998
  • MBA, Missouri State University, 1989
  • MA, University of Missouri, 1983
  • BS, Pittsburg State University, 1981

Career Highlights:

  • Professor of Management at Arkansas Tech University
  • Managed an art gallery, a truck stop, and a testing center

Links to share?

YouTube (boring educational stuff): youtube.com/channel/UCEXhi6OjaLf7bLc0AAgmd9w

LinkedIn (boring professional stuff): linkedin.com/in/stephen-jones-b73626a0/

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Business Administration

Which classes do you teach online?

  • BU 820: Quantitative Analysis of Business Decisions

What types of projects can your students expect in these courses?

  • How Many Pizzas Do You Have to Eat? A Linear Programming Problem
  • What Will Your Retirement Portfolio Do? A Forecasting Problem
  • Discussions on Forecasting the Flu and Correlation/Causation Confusions

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

  • Interpreting data relationships: Learn how to assess what value data has
  • Using data to make decisions: Learn how data can reshape the question
  • Creating useful data answers: Learn how to demonstrate with data

What advice would you give to those considering this online MBA program?

  • Stay on top of your calendar
  • Keep in touch with your instructor
  • Give each assignment your best

What is the value of this degree?

A master's in Business Administration should help the student to look at business operations from a larger perspective, viewing everything holistically.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Free to Choose” by Milton & Rose Friedman

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