There are many ways in which scientific methods can be used to analyse and provide rational solutions to problems encountered in management decision-making. A Practical Introduction to Management Science 2e provides a general introduction to the field of management science, and gives a balanced view of the most widely used applications. The book shows how managers can use scientific ideas and methods to solve business problems and it describes a range of ideas that managers use.
This text adopts a quantitative viewpoint, but deliberately avoids formal proofs and derivations, concentrating instead on applications rather than theory. The emphasis of the text is on the real world and it highlights the relevance of the subject, reinforcing the practical orientation with case studies and examples.
This text book is ideal for any student who is taking a first course in management science, assuming no previous knowledge of the subject.