The three online courses in the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics are taught by leading Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty who have extensive experience teaching in online educational environments for professional-level students.
Terry Harrison, PhD
Terry Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems and Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business, teaches Prescriptive Analytics for Business (BAN 550) as part of the certificate program. He is a Fellow and past president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and is a member of the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board. He has teaching and research interests in the areas of supply chain management and modeling, large-scale production and distribution systems, decision support systems, applied optimization, and the management of renewable natural resources. Dr. Harrison earned his doctorate in management science from the University of Tennessee.
John M. Jordan, PhD
John Jordan, clinical professor of supply chain and information systems, teaches Business Strategies for Data Analytics (BAN 530) as part of the certificate program. As a member of the Smeal faculty, he also teaches IT strategy and Internet marketing topics at the MBA and undergraduate levels. Formerly a principal with Ernst & Young/Capgemini, Dr. Jordan directed research at Ernst & Young's Center for Business Innovation and their Americas Office of the CTO. His consulting experience extends across industries and geographies, with prior engagements on four continents. He earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Arvind Rangaswamy, PhD
Arvind Rangaswamy, Anchel Professor of Marketing, teaches Marketing Analytics (BAN 540) as part of the certificate program. He is actively engaged in research to develop concepts, methods, and models to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing using information technologies, an area in which he is internationally recognized. Dr. Rangaswamy has consulted widely with companies and is a co-founder of DecisionPro, Inc. He is co-author of Marketing Engineering, a widely used textbook on marketing analytics. Previously, he was a member of the faculties at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Dr. Rangaswamy earned his PhD from Northwestern University.