In this course we focus on the application of simulation as a management tool. All aspects of the simulation process are studied, with special emphasis on input data analysis, modeling methods, experimental design, and output analysis. Students will be introduced to a simulation modeling language, thus enabling them to study a variety of applications and simulation issues. Class problems will focus on systems design considerations such as queue configurations, buffers, sequencing, and capacity issues in the manufacturing, service, and healthcare environments. The primary learning objective of this course is to develop students’ analytic skills, particularly as applied to system simulation experiments. Students will gain practical experience with simulation programming tools.