Course Code: LED 906

Credit hours: 3

Course Overview:

A decision support system will help managers to make better decisions. This course is intended to develop an appreciation of the nature of managerial business decision making as well as a working knowledge of Decision Support Systems for facilitating the process of semi-structured decision-making. This course provides an introductory treatment of decision analysis, along with elements of human cognition under uncertainty. The intended participants are students who want to learn more about decision making under uncertainty and tools that can be used to support it. Knowledge of these tools may prove useful in your personal decision-making and in decisions that you will be making during your professional career.

Course Objectives:

Upon Course Completion, the participant should be able to:

1. Apply principals of decision making processes and decision support systems
2. Distinguish between various phases of decision making process
3. Apply spatial multi-criteria decision analysis techniques
4. Classify and compare different multi-criteria evaluation techniques
Topics to be covered:

  • Decision Support Systems

  • Computerized decision support

  • Phases of decision making

  • Identifying opportunities

  • Innovative Decision support systems
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