Title

Flashlight Assembly Challenge: Introducing Production Operations to MBA Students

Department

Management & Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

The article discusses a teaching exercise designed to introduce the area of production operations to incoming Master of Business Administrations (MBA) students and fuel the development of effective student groups. It notes that prior to their arrival, each of the 95 students had been assigned to a study group of five members based on prior work experience and diverse skill sets. It says that active learning techniques built into the exercise combined cognitive production planning requirements.

Journal

Decision Sciences: Journal of Innovative Education

Journal ISSN

0011--7315

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

75

Last Page

79

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1111/j.1540-4609.2010.00292.x