2011-01-13-syllabus

2011-01-13-syllabus - STUART SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Illinois...

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Page 1 of 8 STUART SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Illinois Institute of Technology MBA 507: Managerial Decision Making Spring Semester, 2011 PROFESSOR: Dr. Navid Sabbaghi OFFICE: Downtown Campus (DTC), 4th Floor, Suite 455, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL. 60661 TELEPHONE: (312) 906-6569 FAX: (312) 906-6549 EMAIL: nsabbagh@stuart.iit.edu Class, Time, & Location MBA 507: Decision Making, Fridays 6:00-8:30 PM, Room 405 (DTC) OFFICE HOURS: Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30PM (DTC, Room 455) Fridays: 8:30-9:30PM (DTC, Room 455); Also by appointment; open-door policy. Please email if you plan to attend office hours. REQUIRED TEXT: 1. Sharpe, De Veaux, Velleman, Business Statistics , First Edition, 2010, Addison Wesley. Optional Readings: 1. Shugan, Mitra. (2009), “Metrics—When and Why Nonaveraging Statistics Work”, Management Science , Vol. 55, No.1, January 2009, pp. 4—15. 2. Roberts (1955), “Statistics in Middle Management”, Management Science , Vol. 1, No.3-4, 1955, pp. 224—232. 3. Gensch, Svestka (1979), “An Exact Hierarchical Algorithm for Determining Aggregate Statistics from Individual Choice Data”, Management Science , Vol. 25, No.10, October 1979, pp. 939—952. 4. Carr (1970), “Urban Statistics and their Treatment and Use for Decision-Makers”, Management Science , Vol. 16, No.12, August 1970, pp. B752—B762. 5. Keane (1970), “Commentary on Urban Statistics and their Treatment and Use for Decision-Makers”, Management Science , Vol. 16, No.12, August 1970, pp. B763—B764. 6. Brown, Brown (1986), “Using Order Statistics to Estimate Real Estate Bid Distributions”, 7. Depotis, D.K. (2002), “Improving the Discriminating Power of DEA: Focus on Globally Efficient Units,” Journal of the Operations Research Society , Vol. 53, PP 314-323. 8. Meimand, M., RY Cavana, and R. Laking (2002), Using DEA and Survival Analysis for Measuring Performance of Branches in New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation,” Journal of the Operations Research Society Vol. 53, PP 303-313. 9. Pidd, Michael, (March/April 1999), Just Modeling Through: A Rough Guide to Modeling, Interfaces , Vol. 29, No. 2, P. 118. 10. Trinivas Talluri, (May 2000), Data Envelop Analysis: Models and Extensions, Decision Line , Pages 8-11. 11. Brockett, Golany (1996), “Using Rank Statistics for Determining Programmatic Efficiency Differences in Data Envelopment Analysis”, Management Science , Vol. 42, No.3, March 1996, pp. 466—472. 12. Pastor, Ruiz, Sirvent, “A Statistical Test for Nested Radial DEA Models”, Operations Research, Vol. 50, No.4, pp. 728— 735. 13. Golany, Storbeck (1999), “A Data Envelopment Analysis of the Operational Efficiency of Bank Branches”, Interfaces , Vol. 29, No.3, May 1999, pp. 14—26.
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Page 2 of 8 OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of statistical methods that can be used for managerial decision-making. Topics include probability, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, goodness-of-fit tests, and more advanced tools used in
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