Teaching OR/MS to MBA's at Warwick Business School: A Turnaround Story.

Robinson, Stewart and Meadows, Maureen and Mingers, John and O'Brien, Frances A. and Shale, Estelle A. and Stray, Stephanie (2003) Teaching OR/MS to MBA's at Warwick Business School: A Turnaround Story. Interfaces, 33 (2). pp. 67-76. ISSN 0092-2102 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract: OR/MS is under pressure in MBA programs in the United Kingdom as it is in the United States. To ensure its continuance, members of the operational research group at Warwick Business School redesigned the core OR/MS module. The first attempt at a redesign was a failure. As a result, the module was redesigned again. The second version was a success. Through this process, we have learned many lessons about teaching OR/MS to MBA students, among them the need to have a guiding philosophy, adopt a critical-consumer approach, stress managerial relevance, discuss the context and process of modeling as well as content, and use spreadsheets for analytical work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Professional, OR/MS education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 07:20
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 10:24
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3910 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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