INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 606 Advanced Operations Research Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 145 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

The course emphasizes the application of Operations Research for solving business and economic problems.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Operations Research is a science of modeling and optimization. It allows you to model real-world problems by using mathematics, statistics, and computers. It provides you tools and theories to solve these real-world problems by finding the optimal solutions to the models subject to constraints of time, labor, resource, material, and business rules. With Operations Research, people make intelligent decisions to develop and manage their processes and businesses.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Operations Research
  2. Mathematical modeling
  3. Optimization
  4. Queuing Theory
  5. Queuing Theory
  6. Inventory management
  7. Inventory management
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Inventory management
  10. Simulation
  11. Simulation
  12. Nonlinear programming
  13. Nonlinear programming
  14. Applications in economics and management
  15. Applications in economics and management

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework410
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation110
    Term Paper120
    Final Exam140
    +Participation
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Students will develop problem modeling and solving skills and learn how to make intelligent business decisions from the point of view of optimization.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • 1- Operations Research, An Introduction, Hamdy A. Taha
    • 2- Winston, W, Operations Research : Applications and Algorithms, fourth edition (2004), Thomson / Brooks-Cole., ISBN 0-534-42362-0.
    • 3- Lawrence, J.A., B.A. Pasternack, Applied Management Science (2002) 2nd ed. Wiley, ISBN 0-471-39190-5.
    • 4- Moore, Weatherford, Decision Modeling, (2001) 6th ed. Prentice Hall., ISBN 0-13-017789-X.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15345
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)11010
    Final Examination(1 week)12020
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
    Preparation for Final Examination11515
    Assignment / Homework/ Project41040
    Seminar / Presentation155
    Total Workload: 145
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6