Management Science Method

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Management science methods
J.E. Beasley
MN3032, 2790032

2011

Undergraduate study in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences This subject guide is for a Level 3 course (also known as a ‘300 course’) offered as part of the University of London International Programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences. This is equivalent to Level 6 within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). For more information about the University of London International Programmes undergraduate study in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, see: www.londoninternational.ac.uk

This guide was prepared for the University of London International Programmes by: J.E. Beasley, Professor, Brunel University, London. Acknowledgements to Ms R. Beasley for her diagrams. This is one of a series of subject guides published by the University. We regret that due to pressure of work the author is unable to enter into any correspondence relating to, or arising from, the guide. If you have any comments on this subject guide, favourable or unfavourable, please use the form at the back of this guide.

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Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 1 Terminology .................................................................................................................. 1 Aims ............................................................................................................................. 2 Learning outcomes ........................................................................................................ 2 Syllabus......................................................................................................................... 2 Reading advice .............................................................................................................. 3 Online study resources ................................................................................................... 3 Recommended study time .............................................................................................. 4 How to use the resources for this course ........................................................................ 5 Examination advice........................................................................................................ 5 Using software for the course ........................................................................................ 6 Excel spreadsheets for course 32 ................................................................................... 7 Concluding remarks ....................................................................................................... 7 Chapter 1: Methodology ........................................................................................ 9 Essential reading ........................................................................................................... 9 Aims of the chapter ....................................................................................................... 9 Learning outcomes ........................................................................................................ 9...
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