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MNS_407_Outline - COURSE OUTLINE ABBREVIATED SYLLABUS...

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COURSE OUTLINE & ABBREVIATED SYLLABUS MNS-407 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT January 2010 Glenn (Bud) Rosbrook Online (Class 10130) Phone: 858-566-4773 (home) [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION This course deals with the application of the scientific method to an area basic to all managers and administrators, decision making. Management Science is an aid to the manager faced with difficult decisions. It can simplify the process of sorting through a complex array of data, point out the data that are relevant, focus on crucial information and provide an objective basis for choosing the best alternative. COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS This course is intended to augment the student's analytical skills and apply them to decision-making problems in his or her professional field. In addition, it provides insight into the relevance of quantitative analysis to everyday decision making. The student will be able to recognize business situations where management science methods are appropriate to better understanding and more rational decisions. The student will be able to isolate the basic variables to be understood then select the proper model to develop that understanding. In short, it can be used to help make better, more objective decisions and improve the management of organizations. REQUIRED TEXTS: Lee and Olson; Introduction to Management Science ; 3 rd Edition; Thomson 2006, ISBN: 0-324-41599-0.
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