2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Apr 03, 2020  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGMT 6160 - Using Data and Information to Solve Problems♦


(3 sem. cr.) There are multiple approaches to practical managerial problem-solving that are rooted in the systematic collection, analysis, and display of relevant data and information. In this course, students examine the importance of data, beginning with the process of transforming information into data, and then focusing on the best methods for presenting data. Students evaluate common misinterpretations or errors in working with data and determine how to detect data presented in a deceptive manner. Students explore the basic tools used by quality, Six Sigma, and lean-method practitioners. They learn how they can use these analytical-thinking practices to improve their general managerial decision-making skills. They also practice their communication skills through small group discussions on a variety of topics, such as the relationship between data and information, effective problem-solving attitudes and capabilities, production processes, data deception, and survey sampling.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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