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MN30676: Management science

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 70% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit introduces management science models and tools relevant to managers at different levels of an organisation. The emphasis is on business application of these models and tools. There is some focus on the building, analysis, and interpretation of models which represent different types of problems faced by managers, with an aim to evaluate the effectiveness of these models and to communicate strengths and weaknesses with stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit, participants will be able to...
* evaluate the effectiveness of various tools and/or models in terms of their applicability to different problems.
* evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various management science tools.
* effectively use tools and/or models to approach business problems.
* communicate results obtained through tools and/or models effectively to stakeholders.


* Modelling a real-life problem using specific tools (taught and assessed)
* Analysis of models (taught and assessed)
* Interpretation and communication of results (taught and assessed)
* Evaluation of results (taught and assessed).

The unit will look at a number of problems common to management systems. Thus, topics may include different approaches to inventory systems, quantitative marketing, queueing theory, systems dynamics, and scheduling and transportation problems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30676 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)