• This course serves as an integrative course for students majoring in the Management programs. The course will enable the students to build computer models of business and financial systems, and simulate them using add-in tools like @RISK and EVOLVER and @RISKOPTIMIZER. The models will be built primarily using EXCEL spreadsheets. The second part of the course will deal primarily with building models using systems dynamics, a technique popularized by Prof. Jay Forrester of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Systems dynamics allows the modeler to build more realistic models of business, financial and social environments using object modeling, and incorporating feedback systems into the model. The I-THINK and/or STELLA software will be used to build these dynamic models.