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Exporting Online Engineering Management Programs: Enablers, Barriers, and Descriptions of Programs at Two Universities

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

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Engineering Management Division Technical Session 1

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Engineering Management

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23

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https://peer.asee.org/32821

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7

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Luna Magpili Washington State University

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Luna Magpili is an Associate Professor of Engineering and Technology Management at Washington State University and has been involved in academic teaching and research for more than 10 years. She has had extensive international experience as an industrial engineer and consultant for various manufacturing and export enterprises and have collaborated with Philippines universities in her research endeavors. She currently serves as panel reviewer to various programs at NSF, NASA, and DoD. She also serves as referee to various journals such as Risk Analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. She is a member of INCOSE, ASEM, ASEE, IISE and TOCICO. She has been named Top 20 Professors in Engineering Technology To Know, OnineEngineeringPrograms.com.

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Alice F. Squires Washington State University

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Dr. Alice F. Squires has served in technical and leadership roles for over 35 years. After nearly 25 years in industry, Alice is serving engineering education as an Associate Professor in the Engineering and Technology Management department of Washington State University. Alice is Founder of the INCOSE Empowering Women as Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE) committee and serves in leadership positions for INCOSE Academic Matters, and the ASEE Systems Engineering Division, Corporate Member Council, and Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She recently completed an autobiographical book to be published by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) in May 2019 as an ebook in a series on women overcoming various challenges to complete a STEM education and succeed as an engineering professional, titled: "Dandelion Wishes: A World Where We Collaborate as Equals".

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Kim Bullington Sibson Old Dominion University

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Dr. Sibson is an experienced and accomplished leader in higher education and university administration with strong expertise in program management, organizational development, and student and academic affairs administration, with over two decades of university experience.

During this time, Dr. Sibson has worked on numerous projects and initiatives aimed at forging strategic relationships and building consensus among faculty, staff, and students while being a motivated self-starter and reliable colleague. Seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge in her many areas of expertise, Dr. Sibson will bring her unique approach to higher education administration to ensure student success.

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Linda Vahala Old Dominion University

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Dr. Linda Vahala received her B.S..degree from the University of Illinois in 1969, an M.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1971, and a Ph.D from Old Dominion University in 1983. Her publications include articles in both plasma physics and atomic physics with an emphasis on laser interactions with plasma and with neutral/rare gas collisions. She has presented her work at various international workshops and meetings, both in Europe and in the United States. She is currently Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 1995, she received the Peninsula Engineer of the Year award.

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Aysen K. Taylor Old Dominion University

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Aysen K. Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate at Old Dominion University in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department. She received her Bachelor degree from Istanbul Technical University Textile Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering department. Following this, she earned her degree of Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. After working in the industry for ten years in several pioneering companies as manager and project leader, she received her Masters of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University. Her research interests include human-machine interaction, machine learning, decision making in complex environments, naturalistic decision making and cockpit automation.

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Abstract

This paper investigates enablers and barriers for Engineering Management Degree Granting Programs offered online by universities located in the United States to students located in foreign countries. Using a strong foundation of literature research and two universities on opposite sides of the country (one east coast, one west coast) exporting online Engineering Management programs as examples, the paper investigates seven enablers and seven barriers. The enablers and barriers are reviewed in the context of delivering engineering management education online across national borders, without requiring students to travel to another country (referred to as Mode 1 service export). The investigation reveals two main findings: 1) that factors of success are driven by a function of the students, the host countries, the offering institutions and the competitive climate at any time, and 2) that Mode 1 service export of Engineering Management programs results in benefits to the universities offering such programs and the students taking the programs.

Magpili, L., & Squires, A. F., & Sibson, K. B., & Vahala, L., & Taylor, A. K. (2019, June), Exporting Online Engineering Management Programs: Enablers, Barriers, and Descriptions of Programs at Two Universities Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32821

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