Metropolitan State University

MATH 450 : Operations Research

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 315 Linear Algebra and Applications  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
The field of Operations Research studies the mathematical methods developed for solving problems in business, industry, and management science. Following a modeling approach, this course introduces selected topics such as linear programming, integer programming, game theory, Markov chains, and queuing theory.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/17/2006 - 08/14/2010 08/15/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Communicate mathematical modeling and problem-solving in writing with appropriate mathematical formalism, but also providing non-technical summaries of conclusions.
  2. Demonstrate sophisticated understanding of stability analysis pertaining to linear optimization.
  3. Develop appropriate mathematical models for problems arising in such areas as linear and nonlinear programming, game theory, networks, Markov chains, and queuing theory.
  4. Successfully integrate and utilize concepts from calculus, probability, linear algebra, and differential equations at a sophisticated level to analyze current problems arising in business and management sciences.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information