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Course Syllabus

1. Course Number 2602327


2. Course Credit 3 credits
3. Course Title Quantitative Business Analysis
4. Faculty / Department Commerce and Accountancy/
Commerce
5. Semester Fall semester
6. Academic Year 2009
7. Instructor Thira Chavarnakul, Ph.D.
Building 2, Room number 311/1
Email: thira@acc.chula.ac.th
02-218-5828 (office)
8. Condition
8.1 Prerequisite None
8.2 Corequisite None
8.3 Concurrent None
9. Status Required
10. Curriculum Bachelor of Business
Administration
(International Program)
11. Degree Bachelor
12. Hours / Week 3 Hours
13. Course Description
Principles, theories, quantitative model and their
application in business: transportation model, assignment
model, network analysis, inventory model, queuing theory,
and simulation.
14. Course Outline
14.1 Learning Objectives / Behavioral Objectives
14.1.1 Students will understand concepts and
importance of decision making process.
14.1.2 Students will learn and know about
quantitative models for using in management
decisions.
14.1.3 Students will learn to use computer
programming for analyzing and finding the
solutions.
14.1.4 Students will learn to work as teamwork
and exchange their ideas each other for analyzing
case studies.
14.1.5 Students can apply their knowledge for
making a decision to solve business problems.
14.2 Learning Contents

We Day Topics Chap Assignments


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1 Aug. Introduction 1
11 Linear Programming – 7
Graphical
2 Aug. Linear Programming – 7 HW #1
18 Graphical
3 Aug. Linear Programming – 7
25 Sensitivity Analysis
4 Sept. Linear Programming – 7 HW#2
1 Sensitivity Analysis
5 Sept. Linear Programming – 8 HW #3
8 Computer 7
Linear Programming -
Formulation
6 Sept. Transportation 10
15
7 Sept. Transportation 10 HW #4
22 Assignment Problem
8 Sept. 28 – Oct. 3 Midterm Exam Week
9 Oct. 6 Decision Analysis 3
10 Oct. Decision Analysis 3 HW #5
13
11 Oct. Project Management 13
20
12 Oct. Project Management 13 HW #6
27
13 Nov. Queuing Theory 14
3
14 Nov. Queuing Theory 14 HW #7
10
15 Nov. Simulation Modeling 15 HW #8
17
16 Nov. 23 – Dec. 4 Final Exam Week

14.3 Method
 Lecture 55
%
 Lecture and discussion 15 %
 Brainstorming and discussion of case study so that
10 %
students learn to analyze and solve problems
 Making a summary of the main points or
presentation 10 %
of the results of researching or the assigned tasks
 Using program computer 10 %

14.4 Media
 Transparencies and opaque sheets
 PowerPoint media
 Lecture notes
 Computer program Excel, QM for Windows, Lindo
14.5 Assignment through Network System
Group assignments and homework will be
assigned through a blackboard system.

14.6 Evaluation
14.6.1 Assessment of academic knowledge
80 %
Midterm 40 %
Final 40 %
14.6.2 Assessment of work or classroom activities
5 %
14.6.3 Assessment of the assigned tasks
Homework and Group assignments
15 %
15. Reading List
15.1 Required Text
th
-Quantitative Analysis for Management, 10 edition
Render, Stair, and Hana
15.2 Supplementary Texts
- Introduction to Management Science with
Spreadsheets, 2007 Stevenson and Ozgur
- Introduction to Management Science (A Modeling
and Case Studies Approach with
rd
Spreadsheets), 3 edition, 2008, Hillier,
Schmedders, and Stephens

16. Teacher Evaluation


16.1 Types of teacher evaluation provided by the
University is used in class
- Descriptive evaluation
16.2 Changes made in accordance with the previous
evaluation e.g. adjustments in content, teaching
media, teaching method
- More assignments and discussions
16.3 Discussion or analysis which creates desirable
qualifications of Chulalongkorn University graduates
- Students will satisfactorily gather data for decision-
making, using appropriate techniques to solve
business problem.
- Students are able to use technology/software tools
to handle business issues.

Grade Evaluation (Tentative)


Percent grad Percent
gra e
de
A 85-100 C+ 70-74
B+ 80-84 C 60-69
B 75-79 D+ 55-59