In this course students examine the organization's production function - planning and controlling the transformation of resources into goods and services. Using both a strategic and an operational perspective, this course includes discussions and applications in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Topics include forecasting, production processing, resource allocation, critical path analysis, inventory control techniques, and total quality management.
Students examine the process of achieving organizational goals by working with people and other organizational resources. Students explore the history of management and the environment in which managers operate. Classroom discussion focuses on the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data with emphasis on hypothesis testing as a method for decision making in the fields of business and economics. Procedures examined include z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation, and simple regression.
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated proficiency in high school algebra or permission of the instructor.
Pre or corequisite(s): BUS 103 Spreadsheet Applications.