May 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog

DESC 656 Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations (4)


The focus of this course is on the application of quantitative analysis techniques to strategic business decision making. The course is designed to support the integration experience and includes an introduction to production and service operations. Specific business modeling applications include forecasting, decision analysis, simulation, linear programming, and project management. These quantitative decision support techniques assist managerial decision making in the dynamic and highly competitive world of business, including applications to finance, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, quality, service, and human resources problems in such industries as healthcare, aerospace, high technology, entertainment, global business, and banking. Software technologies, spreadsheets, and the Internet are used extensively throughout this course inside and outside the classroom.