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Dr. René Leo E. Ordoñez, Professor and MBA Coordinator

Dr. Rene Ordonez

"Online courses are more challenging than their on-ground counterparts. To be successful in an online program, one should exercise good time management and keep a realistic workload. Hard work is key."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Management Science – Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997

Career Highlights:

René Ordoñez has been a member of the faculty of the SOU School of Business since 1988. He served as the Department Chair from 2004 to 2011, and currently serves as Interim Chair. He teaches Applied Business Statistics, and Operations Management in the undergraduate business program, and Strategic Operations Management in the MBA Program. He has taught internationally—Ateneo de Naga (2001), University of Guanajuato in 2013, and Copenhagen School of Business (summers of 2010 to 2017).

His research interest is in the use of technology in pedagogy. Since 1999, he has been actively involved in the design, development, and implementation of course curricula that incorporate technology in the classroom as well as in the delivery of course content. In the past 10 years, he has worked on various business statistics and operations management textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, creating video demo lessons and narrated PowerPoints.

In which online MBA programs do you teach?

MBA, MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics

How long have you been teaching online courses?

15 years.

What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?

To be able to think analytically as applied to any decision-making process.

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

Keep the end goal in mind. Online courses are more challenging than their on-ground counterparts. To be successful in an online program, one should exercise good time management and keep a realistic workload. Hard work is key.

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