Management Science

MSCI 285. Introduction to Business Statistics — (3 units)
Prerequisite: MATH 175 Mathematics for Business Applications.
Develops knowledge and skills to effectively apply statistical techniques to the design and evaluation of research regarding business practice. Included is the knowledge and skills to select statistical procedures appropriate to a research task and design, and the performance of accurate calculations in applying them. Covers concepts and techniques regarding:

a) procedures for organizing data
b) probability concepts, distributions, and techniques
c) sampling distributions and construction for surveys
d) measures of and tests of hypotheses – large and small samples
e) linear regression and correlation
f) chi-square

MSCI 301. Introduction to Management Science — (3 units).
Prerequisite: MSCI 285 Introduction to Business Statistics.
The course covers fundamental theory, concept, research, and practice in operations research and management science. Topics include linear programming, transportation and assignment problems, forecasting techniques, statistical quality control, inventory management, decision analysis, queuing analysis applied to tactical and strategic business decision in functional areas and interfaces among these areas.

MSCI 386. Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis (3 units)
Prerequisites: MSCI 285 Introduction to Business Statistics, MSCI 301 Introduction to Management Science.
Identifies, presents, and explains quantitative techniques to optimize managerial decision making. Includes decision theory, tools, and techniques under conditions of certainty and uncertainty; model building; linear programming; and simulation.

MSCI 532. Advanced Quality Control — (3 units)
Prerequisite: MGT 520 Advanced Production & Management System Analysis & Development.
From a managerial perspective, covers a wide range of methods for assurance of control over product quality and production process. Focuses on staffing, organizing, training, and supervising to integrate total quality management at all levels of the organizational structure and stages of the production process.

MSCI 580. Advanced Systems Modeling & Simulation — (3 units)
Prerequisite: MIS 502 Computers and Management Information Systems.
Covers the techniques of developing and using simulation models as an experimental method in design, planning, and control of operational systems. Simulation models of operational systems are constructed on a computer, and used to evaluate alternative design configurations, decision rules and control techniques.

MSCI 585. Graduate Business Statistics — (3 units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Emphasizes analyzing data, interpreting the output and utilizing skills to effectively apply statistical techniques to the design and evaluation of research regarding business practice.  Included are the knowledge and skills to select statistical procedures appropriate to a research task and design, and the performance of accurate calculations in applying them.  Covers concepts and techniques regarding problems, case studies, data analysis and the interpretation of computer output via Minitab and excel.

  • A First Look at Statistics and Data Collection & Data Presentation Using Descriptive Graphs
  • Data Summaries using Descriptive Measures & Probability Concepts
  • Discrete Probability Distributions
  • Continuous Probability Distributions
  • Statistical Inference and Sampling
  • Hypothesis Testing for the Mean and Variance of a Population
  • Inference Procedures for Two Populations  
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Quality Improvement
  • Applications of the Chi-Square Statistic
  • Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
  • Quantitative Business Forecasting
  • Nonparametric Statistic

Other Management Courses To Be Considered:

HRM 303. Fundamentals of Human Behavior in Organizations
HRM 402. Organizational Development & Transformation
HRM 580. Employee Dispute Resolution