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Explore quantitative methods and techniques for decision support in a management environment, including applications of the computer. Includes formal project management tools and techniques, such as linear programming; use of time series analysis for forecasting; applications of regression analysis in management; and aspects of decision theory and simple modeling. Complete a final project, applying one or more of these techniques in an area of interest. Excel spreadsheet software is used extensively in course assignments.
Prerequisite: Statistics or equivalent; students should have some background knowledge in management; students need intermediate level of proficiency with Excel spreadsheets – capable of creating data tables, manipulating data, graphing, working with Excel functions, and applying formulas to data groupings – as may be gained from a course in Computer Applications. Students must have access to a microcomputer that will run the software.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Mathematics.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Mathematics-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.
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