Dr. Richard Rodriguez
"A degree in business management will be broad enough to allow the student to seek various employment positions and to deal with a plethora of industries that are of interest to the student."
- Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership
- B.S. Industrial Technology
- Associates of Applied Science in Aviation
In the past 45 years I have held managerial positions in manufacturing, quality control, ISO 9000, final inspection, distribution, logistics, aviation, facilities maintenance, production, indirect purchasing, C-TPAT, materials/inventory and continuous improvement.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Seminar in Management Concepts
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
Research projects that pertain to specific sections of the textbook as well as outside research material
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
Students will be able to apply and understand overall acceptable levels of knowledge of general business and management concepts.
What advice would you give to those considering the online MBA programs?
Time management is a very important concept to learn and exercise to ensure that time is allotted to the tasks and assignments. One should also have a clear method to communicate with class team members with projects that deal with a group activities.
How can an MBA help students prepare for the challenges of the field?
The specific courses that are part of the degree plan will provide insights for the student to excel in the field and industry of interest and will allow them to be an excellent contributor to the company and the operations.
What is the value of an MBA?
A degree in business management will be broad enough to allow the student to seek various employment positions and to deal with a plethora of industries that are of interest to the student.
Why did you start teaching?
I have a deep desire to share my 45 years of managerial experiences and educational achievements with undergraduates as well as those who are pursuing their graduate degree.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.
My father had a second grade-level education, and my mother reached just the sixth grade. As they did all they could to keep seven children feed and clothed, I learned from their sacrifices and was able to reach the highest level of education. I owe my personal drive business accomplishments and overall achievements to my parents.