# Operations research

## Aims

This course introduces students to the theory and applications of operations research optimization models for decision making. Modeling examples and illustration from the fields of logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance, will be provided, together with computer implementations and demonstration of the use of optimization software.

## Prerequisites

BEM.502 – Introduction to Computers
BEM.520 – Mathematics for Decision Making

## Learning Outcomes

Understanding basic operations research techniques
Modeling and solving linear programming problems
Insights into the economic interpretation of optimization problems
Using spreadsheets for solving optimization problems

## Syllabus

Introduction to operations research, Outline of mathematical programming, Modeling linear programming problems, Solution techniques, Duality and sensitivity analysis, Integer programming and network problems, Multi-objective optimization, Solving linear programs with Excel

## Content Delivery

Not available

## Coursework And Assignment Details

Final written examination at the end of the course, which will cover all the material covered