This course introduces the students to the tools of management science methodology and their applications in analyzing varieties of business problems. The course content will focus on mathematical programming, such as linear programming and applications to special types of problems in business management, product mix problems, the transportation problem, transshipment problem, and assignment problem. Other topics in the course include network models such as PERT-CPM techniques and their applications in project management: dynamic programming; game theory: two-person; zero-sum games and their applications in management decision situations; decision theory; queuing theory; inventory models; Markov decision processes and their applications; decision support systems; applications of computer software and packages, including using internet in QA problem-solving will be introduced.

Level of Study: 300 Level