The role of business decision-making is often how to best design and operate a system. Many managerial decisions, regardless of their functional orientation, are, therefore, increasingly based on analysis using quantitative models from the discipline of management science. Management science tools, techniques and concepts have dramatically changed the way business operates in manufacturing, service operations, marketing, and finance. BUS 321 introduces students to various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Students will gain experience using spreadsheets to deal with complex managerial decision problems.
[(BUS 221 with min. grade of D)]