Course Description

Decision Science

DSCI 300 Prescriptive Business Analytics (3)

Wenli Xiao

wenlixiao@SanDiego.edu

CRN 53                       Limit 35
M-Th (& Fri., 1/4)        1 – 4:15 pm     OH-327

Prerequisites: ITMG 100 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C- and (MATH 130 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C- or MATH 150 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C- or MATH 151 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C-) and (ECON 216 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 217 at the Undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C- (course can be taken concurrently)

Prescriptive business analytics focuses on helping decision makers solve complex business problems. Students develop skills necessary to define, analyze, and solve problems in all areas of business including operations, marketing, and finance. Students utilize spreadsheets to model, analyze, and develop solution alternatives for a variety of business problems. Among the tools students utilize are modeling, influence diagrams, decision trees, Monte Carlo simulation, optimization techniques, and sensitivity analysis. (Note: May take ECON 217 concurrently during the fall and spring semesters only). Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Friday, December 14.