Faculty & Research

Raghu Betina

Raghu Betina

Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Entrepreneurship

Raghu Betina, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Entrepreneurship, teaches Application Development. Previously, he was Instructor & 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.


2019 - 2020 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
36110 Application Development 2019 (Fall)
36110 Application Development 2020 (Winter)
36110 Application Development 2020 (Spring)
36110 Application Development 2020 (Summer)
36810 Application Development 2020 (Summer)