Dr. Eugene Simko
Associate Professor of Management
Office: Bey Hall 150
Gene Simko has been a member of the Monmouth University School of Business Administration faculty for thirty years. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, holds a BBA in economics, an MBA in management science from Temple University, and a PhD in strategic management from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
He has performed extensive management consulting and training with both corporate and public institutions; his most recent project involves a SWOT analysis for the FBI.
Dr. Simko teaches courses in strategic management and operations planning and control. He is Acting President of the International Council on Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE) based in Toronto, Canada, and has published two editions of a textbook with Thompson Course Technology on business and the Internet.
Dr. Simko holds a commission in the United States Army Reserve, Adjutant Generals Corps.
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT BM 507
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce the graduate business student to the concepts and models of operations and production management. We will draw heavily from various statistical models to explore cost effectiveness and concepts of optimization for both manufacturing and service systems. Decision-making will be emphasized. The course will also focus on the integration of systems thinking, human resource management, materials management, operations flow, and technology deployment in the framework of both strategic and tactical planning for operations.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BM 490 AND BM 590
DESCRIPTION: This is the capstone course of the graduate business program. It concerns strategic management and strategic planning. You will utilize knowledge from past business courses you have taken, integrating management, accounting, economics, finance, production and operations, business law, and marketing to name a few. In this course we will examine real corporations from varied perspectives in order to diagnose strategic problems. This course is very demanding. A large part of your grade will be a function of both the quantity and quality of your class participation. You will be rigorously challenged by me to defend your analysis of assigned cases. You will be expected to assume the role of a professional management consultant in your presentations and discussions. Early in the course, you will be assigned to teams that will be responsible for presenting an in-class presentation, as well as for formulating weekly decisions in The Executive Game computer simulation.
M. Paparella and E. Simko, Current Topics in Technology, 2nd. Ed., Course Technology, CENGAGE Learning, Boston: 2008
Paparella, M., Simko E, and Santamaria, G., "The Potential to Ignite Knowledge and Reduce Costs in Education: A New Medium for Reading and a New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning," Refereed Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation in Education (ICIE), Prague, Czech Republic, June 2008
Simko, E, Lu, M., and Paparella, M., "Toward the Great Wall and Beyond the Digital Divide: A Proposal for a Comparative Analysis of Information Technology Education Between China and the US," Refereed Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation in Education (ICIE), Beijing, People's Republic of China, June 2007