Management Science (MGSC) 368
Introduction to Production and Operations Management (Revision 9)
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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.
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: ADM 1420
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: Inventory Systems for Dependent Demand: MRP
- 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:
The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Jacobs, F.R., & Chase, R.B., (2014). Operations and supply management (14th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 978-0-07-802402-3
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased 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.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the 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 9, October 4, 2013.
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