Dr. Mortoza Abdullah
“Students in my classes learn both theories and practical implementations. They learn how to use classroom concepts in real-world environments. The objective is to acquire knowledge and skills with practical values.”
- D.Sc. in Computer Science – Aspen University, 2019
- M.S. in Software Engineering – University of St. Thomas, 2005
- B.S in Management Information Systems – Winona State University, 1999
I have held various positions from programmer to manager for Fortune 50 companies. I developed and managed mission-critical applications that generated millions of dollars in revenue. I am well-versed in applying classroom theories to real-world production applications. I have hands-on experience in coding, testing, data warehousing, IT project and program management. I taught over 25 undergraduate and graduate-level IT courses at various universities.
In which online degree program(s) do you teach?
MBA. I teach graduate-level courses in International Business & Technology Studies.
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
Students in my classes learn both theories and practical implementations. They learn how to use classroom concepts in real-world environments. The objective is to acquire knowledge and skills with practical values.
Why did you start teaching?
I wanted to share my knowledge and expertise with others. I wanted to share how the real world functions using concepts taught in the classroom.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Have enough time to read, investigate and research topics. You need to have a high level of discipline.
How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?
Students learn topics with real-world values. They learn theories with examples; they get opportunities to complete assignments derived from real-world scenarios.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
“The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View” by Craig Considine
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.
I enjoy traveling and learning about people and cultures.
What is the value of this degree?
Students will have the knowledge, experience and confidence to be successful in a real-world environment.
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
Discussion board topics, research papers, case studies and multiple-choice quizzes.