Stephen J Vargo

Stephen J Vargo

Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Stephen Vargo is a visiting assistant professor who teaches accounting and business management at CMU-Q, as well as Management Game, the capstone course for seniors in the Business Administration program. Vargo’s areas of expertise include manufacturing and operations management, modeling and simulations. He teaches executive education courses in business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation.  

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Area Of Expertise

Manufacturing and operations management, modeling, simulations, executive education

Courses Taught

Management Game (70-401, Spring 2016)

Introduction to Accounting (70-122, Spring 2016)

Introduction to Business Management (70-101, Fall 2015)

Management Game (70-401, Spring 2015)

Introduction to Accounting (70-122, Spring 2015)

Introduction to Business Management (70-101, Fall 2014)

Management Game (70-401, Spring 2014)

Probability & Statistics for Business Applications (70-207, mini 1, Fall 2013)   · 

Management Game (70-401, Spring 2013)

Global Business  (70-100, Fall 2012)

Management Game (70-401, Spring 2012)

 

Education

Master of Business Administration, communications, operations, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, computer programming, die casting research Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering concentration in foundry/metals science

Publications

— Technical paper presented at the 3rd International Grinding Conference Lake Geneva, WI (Oct. 1986)

University Service

Academic Advisor, Business (January, 2013 – May 2014)

— Clients – advised 175 students as of 26March2014 (Janel Sutkus, Director of Institutional Research)

— Performance – scored between completely satisfied and mostly satisfied for the survey questions regarding      “Satisfaction with Advisor Characteristics”

— Academic research – resolved questions regarding CMU requirements for graduation: BA core. BA track, breadth courses, computing requirements, minor, etc.

— Registration assistance – resolved scheduling conflicts, registration/cross-registration issues, etc.

Academic planning – provided advice for short-term, current-semester course selections and provided options for long-term, next-semester (next academic year) course plans

— Academic services – assisted students with petitions for pre-requisites waivers, for employment with the Academic Resources Center and for special requests to academic sponsors.  Provided letters of recommendation.  Served as a liaison between academic sponsors and students.  Served as a liaison between students and administrators at Northwestern University in Qatar and Texas A&M University in Qatar.

— Academic advice – provided students with advice/guidance (with respect to University policy) regarding: Registration (add/drop), Pass/Fail, registration deadlines, QPA calculations, course withdrawals, etc.

Public Service

Executive Education:

— Apr2016 — Business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation (3-day program for Qatar Airways executives)

— Mar2016 — Business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation (2-day advanced program for business executives in Doha Qatar)

— Nov2015 — Business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation (2-day introduction program for business executives in Doha Qatar)

— Mar2015 — Business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation (3-day program for business executives in Doha Qatar)

— Nov2014 — Business strategy and tactics using the Foundation business simulation (2-day program for business executives in Doha Qatar)

Research Description

Cognitive Support for Real-Time, Dynamic Decision Making – examined how decision makers manage their attentional resources when making a series of interdependent decisions in a real-time environment. Designed and developed the software that simulated the mail processing and machine assignments (decision inputs) at a GMF (Pittsburgh) of the USPS.

Materials Research – developed a ceramic work holder at SPS Technologies to reduce the scrap rate within a grinding operation.

Cost-Benefit Analysis – recommended in-house (vs. out-sourcing) modifications to specialized tool and die       consumables (T.J.Brooks, Ltd., Leicestershire, England).

Software Research – provided consulting assistance (Duquesne University) in the development andimplementation of their Leadership capstone course within a multi-user, on-line environment.

Operations Research – proposed an assembly/disassembly inventory system for the distribution and return of primary/secondary school, science tool kits (Asset Inc.).

 

Consulting

Operations Research – proposed an assembly/disassembly inventory system for the distribution and return of primary/secondary school, science tool kits (Asset Inc.).