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Management Science and Operations Planning (BS0190)

? Credit Points : 20  ? SCQF Level : 10  ? Acronym : SBE-3-MSOP

Models for credit scoring, operations planning in inventory management, queueing, and maintenance and replacement. Introduction to the Management Science techniques of dynamic programming, queuing theory and simulation, and the application of these techniques in operations planning.

Entry Requirements

? Pre-requisites : Business Studies Honours entry

Variants

? This course has variants for visiting students, as follows

Subject Areas

Delivery Information

? Normal year taken : 3rd year

? Delivery Period : Semester 1 (Blocks 1-2)

? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks

First Class Information

Date Start End Room Area Additional Information
23/09/2008 14:00 15:00 Room G.11, William Robertson Building Central

All of the following classes

Type Day Start End Area
Lecture Tuesday 14:00 14:50 Central
Lecture Thursday 14:00 14:50 Central

Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding
On completion of the course students should:
a) be able to describe the features of practical operations planning problems;
b) be able to discuss critically the practical use of the techniques covered;
c) be able to solve a range of operations planning problems using the techniques covered.

Cognitive Skills
On completion of the course students should:
a) demonstrate that they can use management science techniques;
b) demonstrate that they can discuss the results of their analysis.

Key Skills
On completion of the course students should:
a) demonstrate their ability to apply Microsoft Excel to support the analysis of operations planning problems;
b) demonstrate that they can plan and carry out a quantitative analysis of a real-world operations planning problem;
c) demonstrate that they can present the findings of a quantitative analysis in a concise written report.

Subject Specific Skills
On completion of the course students should:
a) have developed their modelling skills.

Assessment Information

By one project (20%) and a degree examination (80%).

Exam times

Diet Diet Month Paper Code Paper Name Length
1ST May 1 - 2 hour(s)
2ND August 1 - 2 hour(s)

Contact and Further Information

The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.

Course Secretary

Ms Patricia Ward-Scaltsas
Tel : (0131 6)50 3823
Email : Patricia.Ward-Scaltsas@ed.ac.uk

Course Organiser

Dr Galina Andreeva
Tel : (0131 6)51 3293
Email : Galina.Andreeva@ed.ac.uk

Course Website : http://www.bus.ed.ac.uk/programmes/ugpc.html

School Website : http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk

College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/

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