Advanced Management Science (QBUS3310)


This unit gives guidelines for the formulation of management science models to provide practical assistance for managerial decision making. Optimisation methods are developed, and the complexity and limitations of different types of optimisation model are discussed, so that they can be accounted for in model selection and in the interpretation of results. Linear programming methods are developed and extended to cover variations in the management context to logistics, networks, and strategic planning. Other topics may include decision analysis, stochastic modelling and game theory. The unit covers a variety of case studies incorporating the decision problems faced by managers in business.

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1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week


assignment 1 (10%), assignment 2 (10%), mid term exam (30%), final exam (50%)

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Unit of study rules


QBUS2310 or ECMT2620


ECMT3710, ECMT3610

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