Undergraduate Minor Requirements
The interdisciplinary program in Operations Research consists of six courses that must include four core courses and two electives. Description of the four required courses follows.
01:711:453. Theory of Linear Optimization (3) Prerequisite: 01:640:250 Credit cannot be given for both this course and 01:640:354 or 01:640:453. A course emphasizing the theory of linear optimization. Topics include convex sets, polyhedra, Farkas lemma, canonical forms, simplex algorithm, duality theory, revised simplex method, primal-dual methods, complementary slackness theorem, maximal flows, transportation problems, 2-person game theory.
01:711:465. Integer Programming (3) Prerequisites: 01:198:111, and 01:711:453 or 01:640:354. Discrete optimization models, linear programming relaxations of integer programs, structured integer problems, enumerative methods, cutting planes, preprocessing techniques, nonlinear binary optimization.
01:711:481. Case Studies in Applied Operations Research (3) Prerequisites: 01:711:453 or 01:640:354, 01:711:465, and 01:640:424. Applications of operations research to real-life problems, typical operations research problems in business, industry, and government, model formulation and interpretation, determination of relevant parameters, formulation of mathematical programming models.
01:640:424 Stochastic Models in Operations Research See the undergraduate catalog for description of this course.
In addition one can substitute 01:640:354 Linear Optimization for 01:711:453. See the undergraduate catalog for the description of this course.
01:198:323 Numerical Analysis and Computing
01:198:344 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
01:198:424 Modeling and Simulation of Continuous Systems
01:198:425 Computer Methods in Statistics
01:198:440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
01:220:326 Econometric Theory
01:220:401 Advanced Econometrics
01:220:405 Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
01:220:409 Mathematical Economics
01:220:410 Operations Research II
01:220:415 Portfolio Theory
01:220:419 Managerial Economics
01:220:421 Economic Forecasting
01:220:430 Topics in Advanced Economic Theory
01:220:436 Game Theory and Economics
01:640:321 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
01:640:338 Mathematical Models in the Social and Biological Sciences
01:640:355 Game Theory
01:640:373 Numerical Analysis I
01:640:428 Graph Theory
01:960:337 Managerial Statistics
01:960:390 Introductory Computing for Statistics
01:960:467 Applied Multivariate Analysis
01:960:483 Statistical Quality Control
01:960:484 Basic Applied Statistics
01:960:491 Reliability-Quality Control
33:623:370 Management Information Systems
33:623:386 Operations Management
33:623:400 Advanced Operations Management
33:623:460 Optimization Methods in Business Management
33:623:470 Advanced Management Information Systems
33:623:494 Emerging Telecommunication Systems in Business