MGS 4140:
Fall 2014
Dr. Satish Nargundkar
Tentative
Schedule: [4:30 – 7:00 PM] Please check this page
regularly for updated links (CRN: 82337 – Sparks 304)
Assignments are due by midnight one week after the
date assigned
Date 
Topic 
Resources 
Assignments 
Introduction /
Decision Analysis 

8/26 
Introduction Spreadsheet Modeling Basics 

Assignment 1 Spreadsheet analysis 
9/2 
Ignorance, Risk, Certainty Expected
Values, Perfect Information 


9/9 
Decision Analysis Decision Trees Sequential Decisions Bayes’ Theorem 


9/16 
Take Home – work on Project 1 


9/23 
Test 1 

Project 1 Due 9/30 
Optimization 

9/30 
Introduction to
Optimization Modeling 


10/7 
Linear
Programming 
Chapters 3 and 4 
Assignment 2: 
10/14 
LP continued 

NEW! 
10/21 
Network Models Transportation Models Assignment Models 
Chapter 5 

10/28 
Test 2 

Project 2 due 11/04 Case 5.1, Pages 242243 in textbook is your
second project 
Simulation 

11/4 
Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation 


11/11 
Assignment 4:
Monte Carlo Simulation 

11/18 
Summary, Review, Other topics 


12/2 
Project Presentations 


12/16 
Final Exam 7:00 – 9:30 PM 

