Professor Karapetrovic's research is generally in the field of quality management, and is specifically focused on the auditing and integration of standardized management systems. His widely published and cited research has been funded by government agencies and corporations alike. Professor Karapetrovic is often invited to deliver keynote speeches at overseas conferences, and has received a number of international awards for his research publications.
Professor Karapetrovic is actively involved in the international standardization work on quality management. Among other standardization-related positions, he was the Convenor of the ISO/TC176/TG Portfolio Management and the Project Leader of the ISO/TC176/SC3/WG18 for the revision of ISO 10001, ISO 10002, ISO 10003 and ISO 10004 customer satisfaction standards. Currently, Professor Karapetrovic serves as the Convenor of the ISO/TC176/SC3/TF1 Customer Satisfaction Liaison Team and the ISO/TC176/SC3/WG26 Electronic Commerce Transactions for the revision of ISO 10008.
Professor Karapetrovic teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in quality and engineering management. Current teaching engagements include ENGM 310 Engineering Economy, ENGM 401 Financial Management for Engineers, ENGM 510 Quality Engineering and Management, ENGM 611 Design and Integration of Standardized Systems, and ENGM 612 Quality Assurance and Assessment Systems. Professor Karapetrovic has supervised undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in quality management.
The application of the fundamentals of engineering economics, financial analysis and market assessment to engineering alternatives in the planning, development and ongoing management of industrial enterprises. The course covers the use of engineering, economic, financial and market assessment information in investment and business operation decisions in technology oriented companies. Note: Credit cannot be obtained for more than one of ENGG 310, ENGG 401, ENG M 310, or ENG M 401.Fall Term 2021
Design, development and use of international assurance and management standards in manufacturing, service and energy industries. Creation of standardized systems for quality, environmental, safety, security, responsibility, risk and other aspects of the organization. Modeling of integration frameworks and methodologies. Auditing, maintenance and improvement of integrated management systems.Fall Term 2021
Current theory and practice of quality management systems. Modeling of systems and supporting technologies for performance management and improvement. ISO 9000 and 10000 standards, business excellence models and performance measurement. Application of quality assurance schemes in manufacturing, service and not-profit organizations. Design, implementation and improvement of assurance systems using auditing and self-assessment models. Auditing standards and self-assessment guidelines.Fall Term 2021