INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE - 2021/2
Module code: MAN2093
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.
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Methods and tools are used to tackle challenges occurring in the business and industrial environment. The obtained results are used for qualified decision making.
Surrey Business School
ELDABI Tillal (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: N200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module content will focus on a selected set of critical areas in Management. As an indication of the kind of issues that will be covered, please find below an indicative set of topics.
- Waiting Line Models (e.g. Multiple Server Waiting Line)
- Transportation and Network Models (e.g. Shortest Route)
- Inventory Management (e.g. Economic Order Quantity model)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2 HOUR EXAM (CLOSED BOOK)||80|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they:
- appreciate the theories, conceptual frameworks and methodologies that underpin Operational Research;
- demonstrate the ability to synthesise Management Science concepts within an analytical context;
- demonstrate evidence of background reading and research of the academic and practitioner literature relevant to Management Science.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: a closed book exam that assesses learning objectives. The closed book exam is a 2 hour examination during the exam period. This exam requires the use of Excel and results will be captured online. Students have to submit weekly assignments.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will be given the opportunity to receive formative assessment and feedback to exercises relevant to the closed book exam during the exercises or via SurreyLearn discussion forums.
- Solve Management challenges analytically.
|1||To increase the efficiency and productivity of “sample” business firms||CPT|
|2||To observe and define “challenges” in a concise, precise and logical manner||CPT|
|3||To be familiar with a selected number of classical and state-of-the art Management Science methods and tools to solve management problems||KC|
|4||To create solution models, to develop and create procedures that offer competitive advantage to an “example” business/organisation||KCPT|
|5||To communicate and provide results to the management for decision making and implementation||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Laboratory Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: cultivate an understanding of the main issues and challenges; provide a coherent conceptual framework; develop a critical awareness of the various approaches of operational research in business firms.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 2 hour lecture per week x 11 weeks including student exercise sessions.
- 1 hour computer laboratory per week x 11 weeks
- Web-based/SurreyLearn learning support and electronic resources will be provided.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Programmes this module appears in
|Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (HRM) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Economics BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management (Dual degree with SII-DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Accounting and Finance (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Accounting and Finance (Dual degree with SII-DUFE ) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.