Decision-Making Models for Managers: Practical Applications to Use Quantitative Analysis

Learn to assess, recognize, develop, analyze, and improve managerial decision making.




8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration fee includes tuition, course materials, parking, breakfast and lunch.


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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


Dave Newton

Dr. David Newton is a full-time new venture consultant, and has taught in the Rady Center for Executive Development since 2013. His consulting focuses on high-tech product strategies and innovative online learning platforms. For 28 years he was a full-time professor at UMass-Amherst, Westmont, and the Pepperdine MBA program. 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 every year since 2004. Previously he 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 (2000-2005).

Dr. Newton has consulted to over 500 firms since 1984, and authored/co-authored over 190 published articles and 10 books including: 1- the ground-breaking Entrepreneurial Ethics (Kendall-Hunt, 1997), 2- 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, and 3- Job Creation (E3 Free Market Press, 2010 - Foreword by Arthur Laffer). His latest book is The Misguided History Of American Taxes (2016, Foreword by Fred Barnes). He continues to speak extensively throughout California and the U.S., as well as in Europe.


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.