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ETC4480 - Optimization for management

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Lee Gordon-Brown and Associate Professor Ralph Snyder


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This subject is directed to students with an interest in business analysis and business modelling. It covers tools such as Solver in Microsoft Excel for optimising business decisions. Modelling skills are enhanced from a study of the logic of optimisation and its application to common business problems. Methods covered include linear programming, network programming, integer linear programming, non-linear programming and dynamic programming.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1.5-hour lectures per week


ETC2480 or ETC3480 or equivalent

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