MGMT170-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Managerial Decision Making

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course introduces basic managerial decision-making tools and their application to business. The topics include project management, forecasting, inventory management, cost-benefit analysis and decision-making. The course develops problem solving skills, an invaluable tool for modern business.

Specifically, this course introduces students to the discipline of Operations Management, as a preparation for higher-level (i.e. 200 or 300 level) courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM). It forms part of the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce degree major in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Strategy and Entrepreneurship. MGMT170 is important for students majoring in management or marketing, and a useful companion to mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, forestry, and economics.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT170S2 is:
Lectures 23 hours
Tutorial 23 hours
Mid Semester Test 2 hours
Final Exam 2 hours
Weekly quizzes 12 hours
Class Test + Exam Preparation 72 hours
Tutorial workshop Preparation 16 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Course Learning Outcomes
    The central aims of this course (for students) are to:
  • understand the core concepts of Operations Management
  • use mathematical tools and techniques to aid decision-making and planning
  • enhance the level of critical thinking
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mesbahuddin Chowdhury


Diane Mollenkopf and Kseniia Zahrai


David Jones

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Collier, David A. , Evans, James R; OM6 : Operations and supply chain management ; Student edition; Centage Learning, 2017.

Collier, David A. , Evans, James R; OM6 ; Student edition; Centage Learning, 2017.

The required textbook will be used for many of the lectures.

Other reading content outside of this text will be provided through Learn

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

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  • MGMT170-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023