MSA 640 Quantitative Applications in Administrative Decision Making

All MSA students are required to take three courses: (1) MSA 600, MSA 602 or MSA 634 or MSA 635, and MSA 640. Other core courses must be selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor. A total of 15-21 hours must be taken in the administrative core. All MSA student are required to take MSA 685 or MSA 699.

All MSA students under the 10-11 Bulletin are required to take six core courses: MSA 600, MSA 601, MSA 602 , MSA 603, MSA 604, and MSA 699. MSA 640 is no longer on the curriculum.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, the student should:

Develop the capacity to work in situations requiring quantitative analysis.

Conceptualize the problems within a statistical and analytical framework.

Understand basic statistical and analytic models.

Assess and use appropriate analytic results in the decision-making process.

Identify the capabilities and limitations of various decision-making techniques.

Typical MSA 640 topics:

Analysis of Variance
Bayesian Decision Theory
Linear Programming
Queuing Theory
Time Series