Course code BUS331

BUS331 Business Management Science: Methods and Techniques

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Ole Gjølberg
Teachers: Marie Gotteberg Steen, Carl Brønn
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: <p>Other</p><p>The course may not be given in some years, depending on the resource and personnel situation.</p>
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Last time: 2015V
Course contents:
The course will be given as a "smörgåsbord" of a number of methods and techniques within Management Science and Management of the firm. The content may vary from year to year, but most of the following subjects will normally be covered: * Project Management, PERT/CPM-models. * Decision analysis. * Waiting lines and queueing theory. * Logistics. * Advanced lineær programming. * Non-linear programming. * Transportation and assignment problems. * Markov analysis. * Peak-load pricing.
Learning outcome:
Through this course the students acquire knowledge of important Management Science methods and techniques and skills to apply these in practical management of firms.
Learning activities:
The course will be a mixture of traditional lectures and practical cases in the computer lab. We assume that the students work actively with cases provided using relevant software.
Teaching support:
Textbook website and Fronter.
F.S. Hillier and M.S. Hillier, Introduction to Management Science plus handouts.
Introductory Management Science.
Recommended prerequisites:
Introductory statistics, financial accounting, cost accounting, microeconomics, finance and investment.
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory homework/cases must be approved in order to take the final examination.
30 hour individual take-home examination.
Nominal workload:
According to norm.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
BUS330: 5 ECTS reduction.
Type of course:
Approx. 30 hours of lecture and approx. 30 hours of organized computer lab sessions.
External examiner from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration with extensive experience in teaching similar courses. The external examiner plays an active part in reviewing the proposed examination questions. This provides legitimacy and quality to the course compared to similar courses at a leading Norwegian business school in this area. External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
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