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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to enhance the problem-solving skills of Pitt Business students to the level necessary for them to deal with complex decision problems using optimization and simulation. Building on the foundation provided in the required BUSQOM 0050 Quantitative Methods course, the topics herein will include linear, nonlinear, integer, multiple objective and stochastic optimization. Simulation topics will include both spreadsheet simulation and process simulation. The goals of the course are to: (1) provide advanced modeling skills in optimization and simulation; (2) provide skills in software packages used in business, such as the Analytic Solver Platform and Arena; (3) get practice on asking the right questions, on dealing with problem complexity, on critical thinking and on gleaning insights to complex problems.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BUSQOM 0050; MIN GRADE ‘B’

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