Spring 2014 EMBA Course

B5101-002: Business Analytics

EMBA Fri/Sat Core

Instructor: Garrett Van Ryzin

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This half-term (six-week) 1.5-credit course offers a brief introduction to computer-based models and their use in structuring information and supporting managerial decisions. It conveys an appreciation for the extraordinary scale and complexity of the information needed to manage effectively and demonstrates how decision models can serve to organize this information and provide tools for analyzing and improving the decision process. Specific topics include linear programming, multiperiod planning models under uncertainty, nonlinear programs and Monte Carlo simulation.

Garrett van Ryzin

Faculty DirectorGarrett van Ryzin is the Paul M. Montrone Professor of Decision, Risk, and Operations at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Chair of the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of the School. His research interests include analytical pricing, stochastic modeling, and operations management. He is coauthor of the book The Theory and Practice of Revenue Management, which won the 2005 Lanchester prize...

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