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Seminar Management Science (R-Module)

Exam number: 6661 (6662)

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: Simultaneous participation in the track module "Management Science". Maximum 10 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.): 15 h; self-study: 165 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 1

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful preparation of a seminar paper including a model implementation of 10-15 pages (and a 20-30 min. presentation of the results of the paper)

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 deepen the understanding of the concept of this operations research technique by analyzing and implementing larger planning problems using a state-of-the-art software tool (IBM ILOG CPLEX).

Contents of the module:
Analyzing and implementing various planning problems in the field of operations and supply chain management.

Teaching and learning methods:

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.