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International Business Administration

Management Science

Exam number: 3357

Semester: from 2nd semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: None. Maximum 20 participants.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Final Exam (90min) 70%; 2 Assignments á 5%; 1 Assignment+Presentation á 20%

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Optimization models and methods are the core of every planning step in management. Most of the actual planning problems can be modeled as linear or mixed-integer linear programs. The aim of this course is to understand the concept of this operations research technique, to be able to model various planning problems, and to solve those models by using a state-of-the-art software tool (IBM ILOG CPLEX).

Contents of the module:
The main topics of the course are:
- Linear Programming
- Mixed Integer Linear Programming
- Various planning problems
- Using IBM ILOG CPLEX and OPL to solve problems

Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, exercises

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
The relevant material will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Suggested reading:
Frederick S. Hiller, Gerald J. Lieberman: Introduction to Operations Research, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.