Author Archives: Scott Herriott

About Scott Herriott

Scott Herriott is Professor of Business Administration at Maharishi University of Management. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in management science and engineering at Stanford University. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa for six years before joining M.U.M. in 1990. His expertise is the application of quantitative methods to business strategy and planning. He teaches economics, finance, operations management, and strategic management. He is the author of a dozen scientific papers on economics, organization, and business strategy and of a 700-page textbook College Algebra Through Functions and Models. He is currently working on two more textbooks, Principles of Financial Analysis for undergraduate business students and Sustainable Technology: An Engineering-Economic Perspective. Dr. Herriott is active in the higher education community nationally. He has been a member of the Accreditation Review Council of the Higher Learning Commission, based in Chicago, and he has visited many universities in the USA as a member and chair of an accreditation evaluation team.

My new MBA course: “Measuring and Reporting on Sustainability”

I am nearing the completion of a two-week intensive course that I am teaching to MBA students for the first time, called “Measuring and Reporting on Sustainability.” A year ago, I thought that our MBA program should have a course … Continue reading

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A more meaningful way to teach with a case

Rather than give a traditional read-the-case-and-solve-it assignment in my recent finance course, I gave the students my own spreadsheet solution to a rather difficult cash-flow forecasting case. I then asked them to interpret my solution, analyze the case with it, and write a report to the company as if they were the consultant. It was a much more fulfilling and educational experience for my students. Continue reading

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