BUAD 351 : Strategic Thinking and Complex Problem Solving

This course introduces students to theories and practices of management that allow them to develop decision-making skills and confidence. Students are expected to understand the separate management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, leading, and controlling as well as how these functions interact with each other and relate to ethics, decision-making and organizational effectiveness. As part of the second half of the course, students will engage with powerful and easy to use spreadsheet-based tools that help approach complex problems in management today, including but not limited to: optimization, decision analysis and simulation software. This material is approached from a managerial rather that a technical perspective with a focus on how to apply decision-making frameworks and tools to business decision making and strategy in the twenty-first century. 



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