Leadership and Teaching

Teaching should provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for the students to foster critical thinking and acquisition of principles and knowledge base.

Masoud has substantial leadership and teaching experiences. He has coordinated and taught several courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management, (International) Business Administration, and Industrial Engineering programs. He has also supervised 15 graduate and 90 undergraduate students in those programs.

Exceptional student evaluations and award-winning student thesis are evidence of his teaching and mentoring effectiveness.

➔ Go to Teaching Experience.

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Quantitative Modeling and Analysis of Business Processes, 1CK20

2019 – 2021

Eindhoven University of Technology
Co-lecturer in Bachelor of Industrial Engineering program with 100 students.
  • Designed one of the four teaching cases based on queueing theory,
  • Gave lectures and supported students throughout the assignment,
  • Lectures, workshops, and feedback were fully online, an enormous experience in online teaching.

I learned a lot in this course.

The set-up of the assignments was good and fun.

Student testimonials

Quality and Reliability Engineering, 1CV40

2019 – 2021

Eindhoven University of Technology
Instructor in Bachelor of Industrial Engineering program with 300 students.
  • Organized 16 instructions,
  • Helped students learn and solve problems on the Failure distributions, Constant and Time-dependent failure models, Reliability of systems, State-dependent systems (Markov analysis), Physical reliability models, Availablity, and the Analysis of failure data.

Dr. Mirzaei is a really good person to calmly explain what you do not understand. He is a real good ‘asset’ of the instructions!

He spoke very clear and understandable English.

Student testimonials

Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems, 1CM10

2020 – 2021

Eindhoven University of Technology
Supervisor of the project assignments of 40 students, MSc program.
  • Supervised them on extending the paper with designing and implementing new models and solution methodologies.

This course is still in progress.


Quantitative Methods and Techniques: Mathematics, BAP053

2018 – 2019

Rotterdam School of Management
Coordinator and Lecturer in International Business Administration (IBA) program with 550 students.
  • Coordinated the course to maintain quality and consistency in the design, delivery, and performance monitoring,
  • Used blended learning to provide multimodal input for a diverse classroom,
  • Taught 10 weeks of lectures and modeling practices,
  • Led a team of five TAs in support workshops and grading,
  • Assessed the learning progress of the students by organizing three large-scale examinations.

Dr. Mirzaei is very understanding and helpful. He was very kind and nice!

All the material available: videos, extra videos, book, exercises, extra exercises.

Student testimonials
Lecture on Quantitative Methods, Masoud Mirzaei, RSM 2018.

Supply Chain Simulation, BMME069

2013 – 2019

Rotterdam School of Management
Co-instructor in Master program Supply Chain Management with 50 students.
  • Organized workshops and hand-on computer labs,
  • Taught System Dynamics, discrete event and Monte Carlo simulation,
  • Received students evaluations up to 4.9 / 5.

Masoud was among the best teachers I’ve ever had.

This is the best course I’ve taken in RSM.

The workshops and consultation with Masoud really helped.

Student testimonials

Research Training and Bachelor Thesis, BAD10 and BKBBTH

2016 – 2019

Rotterdam School of Management
Coach in (International) Business Administration program (BA & IBA) with 27 students.
  • Coached bachelor final projects for three years,
  • Trained students in a systematic literature review, critical synthesis, data collections, and statistical analysis,
  • Assessed and graded the final theses.

Zeer bekwame begeleider.

Goede begeleiding. Feedbacksessies.

Student testimonials (in Dutch)

I Assisted in teaching and grading several other courses including:

Supply Chain Management, 1CV30 2019 – 2021
Co-instructor, Bachelor Industrial Engineering, 250 students, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Global Supply Chain Management, BM-IM03CC 2013 – 2018
Teaching assistant, International management CEMS MSc program, 60 students per year, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Operations Management 2014 – 2016
Teaching assistant, International Business Administration program, 500 students per year, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

An instruction session of Operations Management, Masoud Mirzaei, RSM 2016.

Facility Logistics Management, BM04SCM 2015 – 2016
Teaching assistant, Supply Chain Management MSc program, 60 students, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Metaheuristics 2009 – 2010
Teaching workshops, Industrial Engineering MSc program, 10 students, Industrial Engineering Department Shahed University.


Thesis Supervision

Masoud has supervised many graduation theses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in (International) Business Administration (BA & IBA) and MSc Supply Chain Management programs.

Thesis Supervision in Graduate Programs Supply Chain Management

2016 – 2021

Rotterdam School of Management and Eindhoven University of Technology

Supervised 15 MSc projects and co-supervised 10 projects.

These projects include cooperation with companies such as Albert Heijn, CEVA Logistics, IKEA, PostNL, MAERSK, and the health sector.

Other thesis projects were internally defined by the supervisor, including a Winner Dutch Material Handling Award 2017: Lyanne van Dijk, Next-generation parking: performance of compact automated parking solutions. Rotterdam School of Management (2016).


Thesis Supervision in Undergraduate Programs BA, IBA and SCM

Rotterdam School of Management and

2017 – 2021

Supervised 80 BA and IBA final projects.

These were team-based projects on Supply Chain Integration and Firm Performance. The project involved data collection via surveys and interviews as well as statistical analysis.

Eindhoven University of Technology

2017 – 2021

Supervised 10 SCM final projects.

These were company-based projects on different topics including simulation, process design, warehouse optimization, and hospital operations.