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International Business Administration

Seminar Simulation as Decision Support

Exam number: 6622

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 winter semester

Prerequisites: None. Maximum 15 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, Fanny Hein

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:
Successful preparation of a seminar paper including the implementation and analysis of a small simulation model 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):
The students will learn how conduct a simulation study including data collection, model development, simulation experiments, and analyzes and interpretation of the results.

Contents of the module:
This seminar gives an introduction into the field of discrete-event simulation. The basic principles of a simulation study will be discussed and explained using the software AnyLogic by XjTek. In the practical part the students will have to perform a small simulation study on a production or service process.

Teaching and learning methods:

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Lecture notes and additional material are provided online. Learning a state-of-the-art multi-purpose simulation software.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
t.b.a. (depends on specific simulation topic of the seminar)

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.