Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Quantitative Methods III (IBE/INF)
Course code EBS2027
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 11-1-2021 22-1-2021 L X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Stan van Hoesel
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Language of instruction English
Students learn how to:
(1) detect from a business case the decision variables, objective, and constraints of a decision problem;
(2) formulate the decision problem as a linear program;
(3) translate the mathematical program into an Excel spreadsheet and solve it with the build-in solver of Excel;
(4) identify typical patterns of mathematical programs.
Linear Programming is one of the most important tools for decision making in business. It helps us whenever we want to optimize a decision under a set of constraints, like maximizing profit under limited resources, minimizing cost while satisfying demand, or deciding on an optimal financial investment plan. Two types of mathematical programming models are studied: linear programs and integer linear programs. Also, problems that have an interpretation as flows in networks are discussed. Models have to be implemented in Excel. That's why tutorial meetings take place in computer rooms.
Reader provided on Eleum
Familiarity with EXCEL.
This is an obligatory skill for IBE and Infonomics students
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
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