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  • 1. M anagerial E conomics and D ecision S ciences
    • 4 majors:
    • Decision Sciences
    • Managerial Economics
    • Operations Management
    • Analytical Consulting
    • Professional Program:
    • Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK)
    An electronic copy of this presentation is at http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/meds/deptinfo/majors.htm
  • 2. Decision Sciences (DECS) Understanding the dynamic nature of decision making
    • Decision science techniques have become increasingly important in general consulting, oil and natural gas, automobile, transportation and pharmaceutical companies
    • A flexible major and ideal complement to:
      • Finance
      • Strategy
      • Operations
      • Marketing
  • 3. Decision Sciences The “Mathematical Toolbox” used to understand the dynamic nature of decision making
    • DECS 450 Decision Analysis
    • DECS 452 Strategic Decision Making
    • DECS 499 Independent Study
    • MECN 44 6 Pricing Strategy
    • MECN 451 Business and Economic Forecasting
    • OPNS 450 Spreadsheet Modeling for Managerial Decisions
    • ACCT 454 Learning Through Experience Action Program
    • MGMT 469 Empirical Methods in Strategy
    For turbo options, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/meds/deptinfo/waiverinfo.htm Students are required to take any three of the following courses:
  • 4. Managerial Economics (MECN) Examining decision-making in management
    • What is managerial economics?
      • Many firms create enormous amounts of economic value, yet they still fail in achieving sustained profitability
      • Managerial economics builds a framework that analyzes the creation and distribution of value in the market place
      • Managerial economics analyzes the interaction of fundamentals (demand, cost, nature of competition, and government policies) that determine prices, market size and share
      • Grounded in principles of basic microeconomic and game theory
  • 5. Managerial Economics (MECN) Examining decision-making in management
    • Core class: MECN 430
      • Usually taken in the winter or spring quarter
      • Presents the basic microeconomic/game theoretic framework for the analysis of perfect competition, oligopoly and monopoly
      • A prerequisite for many management, strategy and finance courses that build on the basic microeconomic paradigm
  • 6. Managerial Economics (MECN) Examining decision-making in management
    • The managerial economics major:
      • Key analytical tools serving both industry-based and function-based careers. Especially suited for careers in management consulting
      • Includes demand and cost analysis, pricing strategies, market structures, incentives and information, and game theory
  • 7. Managerial Economics Examining decision-making in management For waiver information, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/meds/deptinfo/waiverinfo.htm MECN 441 Competitive Strategies & Industrial Structure MECN 44 3 Analytics of Corporate Planning MECN 44 6 Pricing Strategy MECN 450 Macroeconomic Analysis  MECN 451 Business and Economic Forecasting MECN 452 International Economics MECN 463 Entrepreneurial Leadership   MECN 499 Independent Study   MECN 912 Invention & Innovation MGMT 44 4 Health Care Economics & Strategy ACCT 454 Learning Through Experience Action Program TECH 913 Intellectual Capital Management Students are required to take any three of the following courses:
  • 8. Operations Management (OPNS) Operational and Financial Measures of Performance
    • The operations major is designed with two specific career paths in mind: consulting and general management.
    • High demand in firms focusing on quality - health services, government, transportation, retail, airlines, insurance, banking and others.
    • Possible major combinations:
      • Finance (operating functions of banks and other financial institutions)
      • Marketing (management of complex inventory-distribution-warehousing systems linking retail, wholesale, and manufacturing)
  • 9. Operations Management Operational and Financial Measures of Performance
    •   
    For more information, visit the operations website: www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/research/operations OPNS 450 Spreadsheet Modeling for Managerial Decisions OPNS 453 Inventory Management   OPNS 454 Operations Strategy OPNS 455 Logistics and Supply Chain Management   OPNS 499 Independent Study OPNS 912 Service Operations OPNS 916 Process Management OPNS 917 Project Management  TECH 919 Innovation Process Management    Students are required to take any three of the following courses:
  • 10. Analytical Consulting A quantitative, analytical approach to strategic managerial consulting
    • In the past few years, about 40% of Kellogg graduates accepted a consulting position upon graduation.
    • Kellogg faculty at the forefront of developing analytical models and methods.
    • Courses focus on:
      • quantitative skills (using statistics, optimization, or simulation methods)
      • analytical framework (using formal modeling based on game theory or microeconomics)
    • Possible major combinations:
      • Accounting
      • Finance
      • Marketing
  • 11. Analytical Consulting A quantitative and analytical approach to strategic managerial consulting
    • Decision Frameworks:     DECS 450  Decision Analysis     MECN 446 Pricing Strategies    DECS 452 Strategic Decision Making  
    • Analytical Strategy   MECN 441 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Structure    OPNS 454 Operations Strategy    MGMT 452 Strategy & Organization
    • Quantitative Models   MGMT 469 Empirical Methods In Strategy    MKTG 450 Research Methods In Marketing    OPNS 450 Spreadsheet Modeling for Managerial Decisions   OPNS 455  Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Students must take four courses, including at least one from each category:
  • 12. Multi-major courses These courses apply to more than one major in the MEDS Department: Analytical Consulting Operations Management Managerial Economics Decision Science x x DECS 450, 452 x x MECN 441 x x OPNS 454, 455 x x x OPNS 450 x x MECN 451 x x x MECN 446
  • 13. Social Enterprise at Kellogg The role of the private corporation in a broader social context
    • Investigate how socially responsible strategies will position firms to be leaders of tomorrow’s market.
    • Consider how firms can thrive or fail as a function of how well they grasp the nuances of international regulations and policy.
    • Challenge your basic beliefs about the nature of crisis and learn to scan your business practices for political and social risks.
    • Develop strategies and integrate your crisis management approach into your overall business strategy
  • 14. Social Enterprise at Kellogg Required Other courses counting towards SEEK Major: SEEK 440A Values and Crisis Decision Making SEEK 441 Strategic Management in Non-market Environments SEEK 450 Mission, Strategy and Finance in the Nonprofit Sector SEEK 460 Values Based Leadership SEEK 470 Public Policy Analysis for Managers SEEK 916 Socially Responsible Business Practices INTL 466 International Business in Non-Market Environments SEEK 451 Leadership in Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising SEEK 453B Board Governance of Nonprofit Organizations SEEK 459A Social Impact Club Speakers Series Please visit http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/academic/seek/ for more details