INFS6010-B Decision Support Sys Anly/Dsgn    (Spring 2013)

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 5 (03/11/2013 - 05/04/2013)

Days: W

Time: 06:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Hale Center 104

Seats Available: 17 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course presents the concept of decision making within the framework of a contextualized (organizational or corporate) management information system that utilizes databases and/or spreadsheets as tools in the decision-making process. The course distinguishes between two logical components of a management information system: the structured decision system which lends itself to providing actual computer-generated decisions, and decision support systems, in which computer-based systems aid decision makers in confronting problems through direct interaction with data and analytic models. Some of the topics covered include the definition and components of decision support systems, decision-making and problem-solving situations, decision and problem types, the relationship of managing and decision making, problem-solving models and decision-making procedures, information requirements analysis and modeling, group decision-making processes and models, organizational issues of decision making, political and ethical issues of decision making, information modeling, information design issues, cultural dimensions of decision making, decision-making styles, cognitive and emotional styles influencing decision making, and decision-making techniques and model construction such as goal seeking, "What If" scenarios, sensitivity analysis, time series models, and graphic displays.

About The Instructor

Wenli Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer & Info Systems
 Computer and Information Systems

wangw@rmu.edu
412-397-6473 phone
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 218

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