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Biography

Raghu Betina, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Entrepreneurship, teaches Application Development. Previously, he was Managing Partner at The Starter League in Chicago, specializing in beginner-focused programming education.

Prior to that, Betina was an entrepreneur and an investor in southern India. He built and managed technology companies, but only with great difficulty due to a lack of technical skills. He returned to the US to learn how to develop applications himself, and (after some false starts) discovered that — with the right approach — it is possible for non-programmers to become productive quickly.

He’s been dedicated to teaching programming inclusively, using that approach, ever since. You can read more about the MBA-specific programming course he designed in Chicago Booth Magazine, or watch a talk he gave about his own winding path to programming here.

Academic Areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management

2020 - 2021 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
36110 Application Development 2020 (Autumn)
36110 Application Development 2021 (Winter)
36110 Application Development 2021 (Spring)
36110 Application Development 2021 (Summer)
36111 Application Development II 2021 (Spring)
36820 Application Domain Modeling 2021 (Summer)