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OPER 7706 Analytics for Managers (Fall/Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the use of quantitative methods to support managerial decisions. Fundamental to this type of decision analysis is a model, which is a representation of reality. A child enjoys a model car or a model train. An engineer uses a model of an airplane wing in a wind tunnel. An architect uses a set of blueprints as a model to illustrate what is to be built. The National Weather Service uses computer models to predict the track of a hurricane. In this course we will see how mathematical models and modern spreadsheet software can be used to support managerial decision analysis. We will pay special attention to the assumptions and limitations of using mathematical models as part of the iterative process of making operational and strategic management decisions. Examples will be used to illustrate this process in real world situations.


Instructor(s): Pieter VanderWerf and Jiri Chod

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed OPER7705

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Last Updated: 06-Feb-15