Management Science (MGSC) 368
Introduction to Production and Operations Management (Revision 10)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Centre: Faculty of Business
MGSC 368 has a Challenge for Credit option.
MGSC 368 is a three-credit management science course that examines the subject of production and operations management (POM) and discusses its importance to the overall strategy and competitiveness of a firm. In addition, this course focuses on specific tools used to manage and enhance a firm's operations and production, such as facility layout, product design, aggregate planning, inventory management, and forecasting.
Before enrolling in MGSC 368, you should have credit in MGSC 301, MATH 215, or equivalent. You are also expected to be comfortable with basic algebra. Neither calculus nor business math is required, but background knowledge in either subject will be useful.
MGSC 368 comprises 10 lessons, as listed below:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Lesson 2: Product Design and Process Analysis and Selection
- Lesson 3: Facility Layout
- Lesson 4: Demand Management and Forecasting
- Lesson 5: Aggregate Planning
- Lesson 6: Inventory Systems for Independent Demand
- Lesson 7: Material Requirements Planning
- Lesson 8: Operations Scheduling
- Lesson 9: Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control
- Lesson 10: Project Management
To receive credit for MGSC 368, you must achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on each examination and a minimum overall grade of D (50 percent) for the entire course. The following chart summarizes the evaluation activities:
In response to COVID-19 containment directives, temporary online exam(s) are available for this course.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Jacobs, F.R., & Chase, R.B., (2018). Operations and supply management (15th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 9781259924262
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 10, March 20, 2019.
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