Provides an introduction to some of the key quantitative techniques that are used in business and management today. These techniques are part of the scientific discipline known as Management Science/Operational Research. The course is designed for students to appreciate the advantages and limitations of these techniques so that they can understand where and when they can be applied in management situations. This is an essential background for many modern management roles and the skills learnt on this course will enhance an individual’s employability. Some of the techniques will make use of and extend topics in probability and statistics which were introduced in the MAT 120 and MAT 220 courses. Examples and case studies will be used in the lectures so that the applications of these techniques are appreciated.