Minor "Operations Research"

Master's programme: Business Administration

Language: English

Credits: 20 ECTS

The Minor "Operations Research" focuses on quantitative models for solving decision problems arising in economic and business applications such as production planning, scheduling, logistics, network design, resolution of conflicting goals and group decisions, fairness, equity and efficiency, also under limited information (uncertainty).

In particular, the following topics are discussed:

  • Discrete and Continuous Optimization
  • Game Theory
  • Networks and Graphs
  • Data Uncertainty


In the courses we develop mathematical models for the considered problems, analyze them thoroughly and introduce algorithmic methods to find feasible and optimal solutions.

Course Title LecturerNumberTypeTermECTS
Linear, Nonlinear and Integer OptimizationRaimund Kovacevic040072UKWS4
Game TheoryWalter Gutjahr040626KUWS4
Optimization under UncertaintyRaimund Kovacevic040114UKSS4
Applications of Operations ResearchGabriele Uchida040918SESS4
Graph Algorithms and Network FlowsMario Ruthmair040968UKSS4