Spreadsheet Design Modeling


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic University
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Description automatically generated المملكة العربية السعودية
وزارة التعليم
الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 2
MGT425-Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Deadline: 20/11/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name:
Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT425 Student’s ID Number:
Semester: 1 CRN:
Academic Year: 1442/1443 H

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Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low


  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
  • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
  • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
  • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
  • Late submission will NOT be accepted.
  • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
  • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
  • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Question
Find some structured ways of dealing with complex managerial decision problems. Question 1
Explain simple decision models and management science ideas that provide powerful and (often surprising) qualitative insight about large spectrum of managerial problems. Question 2
Demonstrate the tools for deciding when and which decision models to use for specific problems. Question 3

Assignment Instructions:

  • Log in to Saudi Digital Library (SDL) via University’s website
  • On first page of SDL, choose “English Databases”
  • From the list find and click on EBSCO database.
  • In the Search Bar of EBSCO find the following article:

Title: The Effects of Using Business Intelligence Systems on an Excellence Management and Decision-Making Process by Start-Up Companies: A Case Study
Author: Otmane Azeroual, Horst Theel (March 2018)
Assignment Questions: (Marks 05)
Read the above Case Study and answer the following Questions:
1. Explain the decision making method discussed in this study (300-400 words) (2-Marks)
2. What are the advantages of using Business intelligence in companies, as discussed in this study? (250-300words) (2-Marks)
3. What is your opinion about this study and how it is connected to course and beneficial for you? (150-200 words) (1-Mark)