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MN30676: Management science

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

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.

* 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).

Content: 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.

Programme 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)


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