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Course WIW-BWL-OPR1-K-1

Operations Research I (1V+1U, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes and tutorials (V/U/T) 3.0 CP
1 V Lecture 15 h 30 h
1 U Exercise class/tutorial (in small groups) 15 h 30 h
(1V+1U) 3.0 CP 30 h 60 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [WIW-WIN] Business Information Systems and Operations Research
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Size of exercise classes/tutorials:
  • tutorials: max. 30 students
  • exercise classes: max. 150 students


Lecture Operations Research 1:
  • Introduction to Operations Research
    • Planning methods, Planning models, mathematics of planning
  • Graph models and graph theory
    • Paths in graphs, networks, flows in graphs, transportation problem
  • Linear Optimization
    • Basic model structures, Simplex algorithm, special LP structures, different phases of Simplex, variables with lower and upper bounds, post-optimality analysis (sensitivity analysis), applications and modeling, duality
  • Integer linear optimization
    • Examples and case studies, Branch & Bound, Cutting Planes, MIP Modelling and Big-M

Exercises Operations Research 1:

  • Applying the taught algorithms
  • Presenting solution of the assignments
  • Tutorials


  • Hamdy A. Taha: Operations Research - An Introduction, 10 Aufl. (Global Edition), Pearson 2017.
  • Müller-Merbach: Operations Research - Methoden und Modelle der Optimalplanung, 3. Aufl., München: Vahlen 1973.

Slides with in-depth references for further reading will be made available.

Exercise materials will be provided.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-BWL-OPR1-K-1]

Module Name Context
[WIW-BWL-OPR1-M-1] Operations Research I P: Obligatory 1V+1U, 3.0 LP