May 3, 2016

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$750 - Includes tuition, course materials, parking, breakfast and lunch.

University of California, San Diego
Rady School of Management
Center for Executive Development


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About the Program

This course will give managers, directors, and VPs the practical tools and working knowledge to assess internal and external organizational-related issues, recognize relevant data-variables, develop appropriate models, analyze competing options-scenarios, and improve the focus and scope of decision capabilities.


The course covers the most practical, commonly used decision models and devotes one session to each area, with the emphasis on real-world applications for managerial decision making within a case context – with case information drawn from the instructor’s actual client files over the last 30 years of consulting.


  • Expert Systems and Decision Heuristics
  • Gannt Charts
  • Critical Path Project Management
  • Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT)>
  • Multiple-Objective Goal Programming
  • Maximize-Minimize Linear Programming
  • Bernoulli Sequences
  • Markov Analysis
  • Bayes Analysis
  • Decisions Under Uncertainty
  • Probability Analysis and Decision Trees
  • Monte Carlo Decision Simulations


Dr. David Newton is a full-time new venture consultant, and an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Pepperdine. His consulting focuses on innovative online education and high-tech product strategies. Previously, he taught 23 years at Westmont (founded the entrepreneurship program 1990), 5 years at Pepperdine (1984-1990), and 1 year at UMass-Amherst (1987-1988). The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge named him its 2008 National Leavey Award Winner for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, and he has been a national Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship at the Experiential Classroom symposium (2004-2013). Newton served as: Chief Economist at Hispanic Business magazine (Jan-Dec, 1994); Editorial Review Board - Journal of Small Business Strategy (1993-1996); Contributing Editor on Growth Capital at Industry Week Growing Companies magazine (1998-2000); Moderator for small-cap stocks at (1999-2001); and Contributing Editor on Small Firm Finance at Entrepreneur magazine (200-2005).

Dr. Newton has authored/co-authored 9 books including the ground-breaking Entrepreneurial Ethics (Kendall-Hunt, 1997) and How To Be A Small-Cap Investor (McGraw-Hill, 1999) – selected the November ‘99 book-of-the-month by Money magazine, and awarded a 1999 Top-10 Books in Investments and Finance by Forbes magazine. He continues to speak extensively throughout California and the U.S. and in Europe.