## Introduction to Management ScienceThis introduction to the often mathematically rigorous techniques and applications of management science is designed to make the subject accessible for students with no mathematical background or skills. It focuses on management science - not only as a collection of techniques and processes, but as a philosophy and method for approaching problems in a logical manner - as skill that is applicable across disciplines and endeavours, in all types of jobs and organizations. The author's perspective is contemporary, his approach hands-on, and his pedagogy abundant, supportive, and user-friendly for students and instructors alike. |

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