MSC510 - Decision Analysis II

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Subject Title
Decision Analysis II

Subject Description
The student will use a personal computer-based database management system and spreadsheet software to independently solve business management problems using the case method.  The Internet will be used to access learning materials and submit assignments.

Credit Status
One credit.

Note: This is a mandatory subject for students in the School of Business Management, Management Specialization.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create queries and reports by using database management software.
  2. Construct formulas and functions in spreadsheet software to generate information for decision making.
  3. Use data analysis tools in spreadsheet software to forecast and project trends.
  4. Generate graphic representations of data using spreadsheet software to visualize information.
  5. Analyze information to make recommendations.

Essential Employability Skills
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.