Course: Operations Research

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Course title Operations Research
Course code KEM/OV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Plevný Miroslav, Doc. Dr. Ing.
  • Říhová Pavla, Ing.
  • Lukáš Ladislav, Doc. RNDr. Ing. CSc.
Course content
- Introduction to quantitative methods. - Formulation of the linear programming models. - Application of LP to decision making problems. - Geometric representation of an LP-model and its graphical solution. - The Simplex method. - Sensitivity analysis of LP problems - Economics interpretation of duality and shadow prices. - Transportation problem and other special problems of LP, Integer programming. - Introduction to non-linear programming, gradient methods. - Introduction to network models and project management methods. - Introduction to queuing theory. - Basic inventory models.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Task-based study method, Individual study, Students' self-study, Lecture, Practicum
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 24 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
professional knowledge
to know the basic concepts of the business economics
to have knowledge of mathematics at the high school-leaving examination, especially in the following areas: linear algebra, analysins of elementary functions, simple derivation of functions of multiple variables
professional skills
to manage to work with MS EXcel
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to identify and to define specific problems of the quantitative analysis
to identify relevant information, links and relationships needed to solve a given problem
to evaluate and interpret the obtained solutions that are initially specified in terms of practice-oriented problem
professional skills
to build a simple model of a given problem and choose the appropriate method for its solution
to solve the model using widely available software
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Students' self-study
professional skills
Task-based study method
Individual study
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
professional skills
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
general eligibility
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Anderson, David Ray. An introduction to management science : quantitative approaches to decision making. Mason : Thomson/South-Western, 2008. ISBN 978-0-324-39980-6.
  • GROS, I. Kvantitativní metody v manažerském rozhodování. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2003. ISBN 80-247-0421-8.
  • Jablonský, Josef. Operační výzkum : kvantitativní modely pro ekonomické rozhodování. Praha : Professional Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86946-44-3.
  • PLEVNÝ, M., LUKÁŠ, L. Operační výzkum. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-7082-641-X.
  • PLEVNÝ, M., ŽIŽKA, M. Modelování a optimalizace v manažerském rozhodování. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2005. ISBN 80-7043-435-X.
  • WISNIEWSKI, M. Metody manažerského rozhodování. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 1996. ISBN 80-7169-089-9.

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