MBA 7725This course explores how to develop, implement and use optimization techniques for determining optimal data-driven solutions for a variety of business problems. Topics that will be covered include: introduction to optimization; linear programming; integer linear programming; sensitivity analysis; linear programming models for marketing, manufacturing, ingredient blending, employee scheduling, financial investments, transportation, and resource assignment applications; and networking modeling for shortest path, maximal flow, and minimal spanning tree applications. This course will emphasize using Excel for building and implementing linear programming optimization models.
Optimization for Business Analytics
Prerequisite(s): MBA 6300