MGT425-Spreadsheet Decision Modeling

Learning Goal: I’m working on a management case study and need support to help me learn.

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

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Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

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Aligned (PLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)




Find some structured ways of dealing with complex managerial decision problems.




Explain simple decision models and management science ideas that provide powerful and (often surprising) qualitative insight about large spectrum of managerial problems.




Demonstrate the tools for deciding when and which decision models to use for specific problems.




Build an understanding of the kind of problems that is tackled using Spreadsheet Modeling and decision analysis.


Assignment Instructions:

Log in to Saudi Digital Library (SDL) via Universitys website.

On first page of SDL, choose English Databases.

From the list find and click on EBSCO database.

In the Search Bar of EBSCO find the following article:


Date: March 26, 2019

Assignment Questions: (Marks 10)

Read the above case study and answer the following Questions:

Question 1: Explain the role of rational and intuitive cognition in the theory and practice of management. (250-300 words) (2.5-Marks).

Question 2: Discuss that the decision-making process takes place in conditions of permanent uncertainty under the pressure of time. (250-300 words). (2.5-Marks).

Question 3: Discuss the inadequacy of the management theory in relation to problems faced by management practitioners in the decision-making process. (250-300 words) (2.5-Marks).

Question 4: Explain the various stages of problem-solving process with suitable examples. (250-300 words) (2.5-Marks).