This course provides a survey of selected topics in operational research (OR). Emphasis is placed on the practical application of OR tools rather than on the mathematical properties. Application areas include: financial planning and portfolio selection, production, priority planning and marketing. Topics include: linear programming and its applications; programming to achieve a set of goals or targets with applications in finance and production; capital budgeting and project selection; transportation and network models; and portfolio models.
Prerequisite: SB/OMIS 5120 1.50 and SB/OMIS 5210 1.50 or permission of the instructor