Course Descriptions

Business Administration

MBA 7725
Optimization for Business Analytics
3 credits

This 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.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 6300