MSTM 5060 3.00

Level Graduate

This course leads students through the problem analysis and decision-making process using a general managerial decision framework. The course focuses on various basic decision making fundamentals, including a fundamental (root) cause problem analysis; data collection, types of data and sources, triangulation and reliability analysis; analyzing the problem from various perspectives (framing / reframing); decision trees and decision tables (including multi criteria decision making) and risk and sensitivity analysis. The course will introduce the student to types of decisions often faced by functional managers in areas such Finance, Accounting, Operations and Strategy. An emphasis will be placed on establishing an integrative and encompassing way of analyzing a wide variety of decision problems that managers (and others) face every day.