2014 Unit of Study

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Management Decision Making
UoS Code QBUS6320
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites
Prohibitions ECMT6510, ECOF5804, ECMT5003, ECOF6070
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
Assessment Individual assignment (30%), mid-semester exam (20%), and final exam (50%)
Description The unit introduces models and tools for decision analysis and their application in managerial settings. The unit will focus on the use of formal decision methods for management decisions in business. The main goal of this unit is to show how these decision models can improve the decision process by helping the decision maker to understand the structure of decisions; use subjective probabilities for measuring risk; analyse sensitivity of decisions to changing decision parameters; quantify outcomes in accordance with risk attitudes; and estimate the value of information. Special attention will be paid to informal interpretations of formal decision approaches.
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