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Course Details

Course Code: BUSN312 Course ID: 2964 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces Operations Research and includes the application of operations research and management science techniques to management decision problems. Operations research techniques and methods can be applied to problems in virtually all-functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, production and human resources. Examples from each of these areas will be covered during the course. A feature of the course is that Microsoft Excel is used to implement some of the techniques covered. This means that you will become proficient in using Excel; the most widely used electronic spreadsheet in business today. (Prerequisites: MATH110, MATH111, or MATH225)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Describe the basic concepts involved in Operations Management including the Classification of production systems, Objectives and strategies, concepts of productivity

CO2: Identify the factors, variables, risks and uncertainties, economic models, and analytics involved in operations decision making

CO3: Identify the various manufacturing and service system designs and capacity planning methods

CO4: Identify facility and location factors, theories, and models, and plant layouts important to an efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable production and/or service organization

CO5: Describe the various forecasting qualitative and quantitative methods and models available to operations managers

CO6: Identify and describe the functions of a functioning supply chain (materials) management system from the standpoint of purchasing, inventory and logistics controls, and JIT manufacturing concepts

CO7: Summarize in detail the concepts of aggregate planning and master scheduling

CO8: Describe the activities involved with initiating and controlling production activities including measuring performance, flow-shop scheduling, job-shop challenges, and machine scheduling

Week Homework Discussion
1 10% 5%
2 10% 5%
3 - 5%
4 10% 5%
5 - 5%
Peregrine 10% -
6 10% 5%
7 - 5%
8 10% 5%
Total 60% 40%

Book Title: Kumar, A. S. & Suresh, N. (2009). Operations Management.

ISBN: 978-81-224-2883-4

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.