Teaching Management Science with Spreadsheets: From Decision Models to Decision Support

Cliff T. Ragsdale
2001 INFORMS Transactions on Education  
The 1990s were a decade of enormous change for management science (MS) educators. While the outlook at the beginning of the decade was somewhat bleak, the renaissance in MS education brought about by the use of spreadsheets as the primary delivery vehicle for quantitative modeling techniques has resulted in a much brighter future. This paper takes inventory of the current state of MS education and suggests some promising new directions in the area of decision support systems for MS educators to
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doi:10.1287/ited.1.2.68 fatcat:x2vp7etrnjdcfdbbd5mmd7rs7u