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Tariq Mughal

Tariq Mughal
Senior Lecturer of Operations and Supply Chain Management | Operations and Information Management
Grainger Hall


Tariq Mughal is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Operations & Information Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in Operations, Supply Chain and Project Management. His teaching emphasizes experiential learning which comprises in utilizing technology in the classroom along with extensive industry engagement enabling students to serve as consultants, interns, and fulltime problem solvers.

Previously he was at Michigan Ross where he taught courses in Management Science, Analytics, Project Management and OM / SCM mostly to graduate students.

His initiation in academia started at the David Eccles School of Business (DESB) at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor and the director of an undergraduate program in OM/ SCM. During his tenure at DESB, he also served as the Chair of the University Statistics Committee through which he directed a multi-school graduate program in applied statistics.

As an OM/SCM director, he closely coordinated with industry in terms of curriculum and placement opportunities and started study-abroad programs with universities in Germany. This initiative became the largest study abroad program at the University of Utah because of the internships coupled within the German firms. In leading this academic program, he oversaw the responsibilities of recruiting, mentoring, and placement of new graduates along with regular curriculum reviews in coordination with senior research faculty and industry advisors.

During the summer months, he teaches operations & management science courses at the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart as a visiting faculty.

Tariq Mughal’s background is in engineering and applied mathematics. Prior to joining academia, he worked for United Airlines in San Francisco in fleet management and technology projects implementation.

He obtained his bachelors from the University of Utah in mathematics with minors in mechanical engineering and philosophy. He obtained an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a master in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He holds a professional engineer (P.E) designation and a black belt in six sigma.