Teaching Industrial Engineering: Developing a Conjoint Support System Catered for Non-Majors

  • Yoshiki Nakamura
Conference paper


Previously, business managers and college students seem to have not given enough thought to the study of Industrial Engineering (IE). Increasingly, however, they have become conscious of the importance of IE. In fact, many have started to consider the topic to be useful and critical for their future career. This being the case, it seems highly valuable to develop an educational program which deals specifically with both operation and concept of IE. The program so developed will help improve those who have already studied IE; at the same time, the system would likewise enhance and broaden the knowledge of those whose focus has been confined only to business management. This study tries to create an educational program which conjoins two different faces of business management. On one hand, the program targets on those who have an extensive experience in business management. On the other hand, the system likewise centers on those who know little about business management but have studied IE in the past. By using this cross cutting support method, two different will equally enhance their total knowledge of business administration.


Industrial and systems engineering education The support system 



This research was supported by Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), (23710179) in Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationAoyama Gakuin UniversityShibuya-kuJapan

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