BA 102 – Quantitative Methods I

Course lecturer :

Dr. Mostafa Shalash (Ph.D)

Course assistant :

Ms. Rana Adel

Course objectives :

The objective of this course is to provide the business student with the necessary mathematical skills for finding the best feasible solution to a decision problem in any organization by analyzing all available alternatives. the course aims to demonstrate competency in the following topics: Linear programming, Break even Analysis, Transportation problems, Simulation, Decision Modeling, Network Modeling (Including PERT/CPM), Decision trees,…etc. There will be some discussion of computer applications of management.

Course description :

This course is designed to provide students with quantitative modeling and data analysis skills that are invaluable in business. In addition, it provides students with a relevant background for careers in fields such as management consulting, business analytics, risk management, and so on. This course is ideal for students to be able to handle the management problems in a mathematical approach to improve productivity in such organizations

Course assessment :

  • Continuous Assessment (2 Quizzes) 10
  • Marks Interactive Learning (Problem Solving) 10 Marks
  • Mid-term Exam 20 Marks
  • Final Exam 60 Marks
  • Total 100 Marks

Recommended text books :

1- Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, and Martin, Quantitative Methods For Business, Thomson, south western, 7th Ed., 2017

2- Lee & Shim, Micro Management Science, Brown Publishers, USA, 5th edition, 2006