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  • 1. BUS 190: QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS ANALYSIS Dr. Ron Davis BT 762: 408-924-3547 [email_address] www.cob.sjsu.edu/facstaff/davis_r/ [email_address] www.mathproservices.com
  • 2. Office Hours
    • BT 762; (408) 924-3547
    • MW 4:30-5:45pm; Tue 2:45-5:45pm
    • Online the Sunday night before exams in WebCT General Chatroom for BUS190
  • 3. PREREQUISITES
    • MATH 70 – Finite Math
    • BUS 90 – Business Statistics
    • Get Equivalency Forms Signed
  • 4. REFERENCE TEXT
    • MANAGEMENT SCIENCE READER for QBA
    • Online at http://www.cob.sjsu.edu/facstaff/davis_r/courses/qbareader/QBAtoc.html
    • Order online for delivery in class http://www.3dmatinee.com/qbareader/
    • Answer book for problem sets included as appendix in reader
  • 5. TOPICS IN OR/MS OPERATIONS RESEARCH and MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
    • NETWORK MODELS – MST, SR, CPM
    • TRANSPORTATION MODELS
    • LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODELS
    • DECISION ANALYSIS – risk neutral case (Risk Averse case offered in BUS 191)
    • PERT method for stochastic Project analysis
    • PERT SIMULATION using MONTE CARLO
  • 6. COMPUTER TOOLS
    • EXCEL SPREADSHEET FUNCTIONS
      • SUMPRODUCT(coef_array,variable_array)
      • RAND() random number generator (uniform)
      • NORMDIST(x,mean,standard_deviation,TRUE)
      • NORMINV(p,mean,standard_deviation)
      • BETADIST(x,alpha,beta,Amin,Bmax)
      • BETAINV(p,alpha,beta,Amin,Bmax)
  • 7. COMPUTER TOOLS
    • EXCEL SPREADSHEET ADD-INS
      • Data Analysis ToolPak
        • Descriptive Statistics Report
        • Histogram Report
      • SOLVER
        • Answer Report
        • Sensitivity Report
  • 8. Adding in the ADD-INS
    • Click on Tools/Add-ins
    • Check Analysis Toolpak
    • Check Analysis Toolpak – VBA
    • Check SOLVER
    • Click on OK
    • Do incremental install from CD-ROM if any of these is missing from the list
  • 9. WebCT: WEB Course Technology
    • http://sjsu.webct.com
    • WebCT account
      • UserID = Student ID with “W” in front
      • Password = fall (can be reset)
    • BUS 190 will be in your course list (notify me immediately if not)
  • 10. WEBCT FEATURES
    • Course Content
    • Calendar
    • eMail
    • Bulletin Board
    • Chat Room
  • 11. BASIS FOR GRADE
    • Four Projects
      • 50 or 100 points each
      • CPM Models; Linear Programming
      • Decision Analysis; PERT Simulation
    • Three Exams
      • MidTerms 1 & 2: 150 points each
      • Final: 250 points
    • Extra Credit
      • 10 URLS on OR/MS in use today (20 pts)
      • ~25 points per project for extended analysis
  • 12. EXTRA CREDIT ADJUSTMENT FORMULA
    • ST = Semester point Total
    • TP = Total Possible points
    • EC = Extra Credit point total
    • SA = Adjusted Score
    • SA= TP*(ST+EC)/(TP+EC)
    • SA computed in EXCEL not WebCT
    • Computations done in Excel, does not show in WebCT
  • 13. EXAM RULES
    • CHEAT SHEETS ALLOWED
      • One page notes each midterm
      • Three pages for the final
    • CHEATING NOT ALLOWED
      • No talking until you leave the room
      • No passing of papers back and forth
      • No copying of answers from neighbor
      • Sharing of points for identical answers
  • 14. HINTS FOR YOUR SUCCESS
    • Use a three ring notebook binder
    • Print stuff from the web
    • Punch holes in your printout and store in your three ring binder
    • Work all the practice problems
    • Browse the web using search engines for extra credit points and related info