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Fall 2014
MGT 3560/41805/0 (3 Credit hours)
Management Science
3 hours
01:40 to 02:55 p.m. T, Th, Location: Fletcher 110
Parthasarati Dileepan, Ph.D.
Fletcher Hall 106
(865) 315-8280; Campus: 423-425-4675;
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. M, W online; 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. TR in campus, and by
Prerequisites: MGT 1000 or CPSC 1000, MGT 2120, MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of
C or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 or Math ACT score of 26 or better, junior standing, or
department head approval.
Concepts and applications of quantitative (mathematical) techniques, and computer analysis for
business decision making under deterministic and stochastic conditions. Topics include mathematical
model formulation, linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, transportation
problems, assignment problems, network models, project scheduling, decision analysis, queuing,
dynamic programming, and Markov processes.
Develop computer spreadsheet based expertise to recognize problems and opportunities in various
functional areas of business, analyze the problem data, develop critical insights, and present the findings
effectively. The following core competencies will be covered in this course.
 Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
 Use modern technologies as one tool to effectively learn and communicate
 Recognize problems and opportunities, and be able to think critically.
 Analyze data and possess proficiency in the use of data.
 Integrate functional areas of business when analyzing problems.
Practical Management Science, 4th Edition, Winston, Wayne L., and Albright, S. Christian, ISBN-10:
1111531315, ISBN-13: 9781111531317, Cengage (2012)
We will be using a hands-on modelling approach with MS-Office Excel to master the contents of this
course. Class lectures will be made available in Blackboard as video tutorials. Students must complete
the exercises covered in the tutorials on their own. Class time will be used to discuss difficult concepts
and Q/A.
Link to MGT 3560 Blackboard page
All the class materials including class notes, lectures, discussions, homework, quiz, exam, etc., will be
made available in Blackboard. There will be one learning module folder for each chapter. The learning
module will contain all the necessary materials for mastering the content of the chapter. These
materials include, but not limited to:
 Powerpoint notes
 Audio/video files presenting content
 Video files describing how to solve the class example problems, and
 Any other material that may be appropriate
There will also be a course schedule section. In this section I will have one folder for each class. This folder
will contain a list of tasks to complete for each class. This list of tasks will include, but not limited to:
 Reading assignment
 Learning module content to view and complete, and
 Homework assignment to submit
Two exams
Exams will be open book and open notes. Exams will be administered as follows:
Exam 1 September 30, 2014 (Tuesday) 1:40 – 3:40 p.m. Location: Fletcher Hall, Room: Flet 110
Exam 2 December 4, 2014 (Thursday) 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Fletcher Hall, Room: Flet 110
Students who are unable to take the exam as indicated above must make alternative arrangement for
getting the exams proctored. It is the student’s responsibility to make the necessary arrangements in a
timely fashion.
 Homework will be assigned every class day of the week and will be due the next class day
 Homework must be completed in Excel and must be submitted in Blackboard
 Emailed homework files will NOT be graded
 One quiz on every chapter covered will be administered using the Blackboard. In general the
quizzes will cover theoretical concepts, but may include numerical problems as well.
 No late homework/Quiz will be allowed more than 4 weekdays after it was due.
 Two late homework/quiz completions within 4 weekdays are allowed without any penalty.
 After the first two late homework/quiz, 2 points penalty per weekday will be assessed for the third
to fifth late quiz completions.
 No late homework/quiz will be allowed after the fifth late completion.
A: Average > 90%; B: 80% < Average < 90%; C: 70% < Average < 80%; D: 60% < Average < 70%; F:
Average < 60%
 High speed internet
 Excel 2010 or later with Solver Add-in (Mac users visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2431349)
 Familiarity with online chat services like Google Plus Hangouts for office hours help
All course materials, homework, and quizzes will be made available online via Blackboard. Class lectures
will also be made available online through Blackboard. Class time will be used strictly for discussion and
Q/A. Students are expected to watch the videos and practice the problems before coming to class.
Therefore it is important for students to have reliable access to high-speed internet. Not having
adequately fast internet will not be accepted as a legitimate excuse for completing or submitting any
requirements late.
Office hours will be offered both in my office and online. Familiarity with online chat services like
Google Plus Hangouts for office hours help is required. The UTC Mocs email account comes with Google
Plus account as well. It is the student’s responsibility to get trained in the use of Google Plus Hangouts.
The primary means of communication is via email. To enhance student services, the University uses
your UTC email address for all communications. Please check your UTC email on a regular basis at least
twice a day. If you have problems with accessing your UTC email account, contact the Call Center at
423/425-4000. In addition, you may use (865) 315-8280 to contact me by phone and leave a message.
In either of these cases you can expect a response within 24 hours. My campus phone number is 423425-4675. Responses to messages left in this number may take longer.
If you are a student with a disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) and think
that you might need special assistance or a special accommodation in this class or any other class, call
the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 425-4006 or come by the office, 102 Frist Hall.
If you find that personal problems, career indecision, study and time management difficulties, etc. are
adversely impacting your successful progress at UTC, please contact the Counseling and Career Planning
Center at 425-4438.
HONOR CODE PLEDGE (from the UTC Student Handbook)
I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any test or assignment. I understand
that plagiarism constitutes a serious instance of unauthorized aid. I further pledge that I exert every
effort to insure that the Honor Code is upheld by others and that I will actively support the
establishment and continuance of a campus-wide climate of honor and integrity.
Fall 2014 - MGT 3560 Class Schedule (Subject to change)
Exam 1: September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Chapter Topic
Spreadsheet modeling
Optimization modeling
Linear programming models
Network models
Important Dates
September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
October 19, 2014 (Sunday)
October 21, 2014 (Tuesday)
November 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
December 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Exam 2: December 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Chapter Topic
Optimization models with integer variables
Non-linear programming models
Simulation models
Simulation models
Exam 1
Last day to drop with a W
Fall Break (No class)
Last class
Exam 2