Quantitative Methods (MBA505) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Quantitative Methods MBA505 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Kaya Samut
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Purpose of the course is to introduce quantitative approaches to managerial decision making and apply them.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to apply the methods of operations research to business problems, to make the right decision
  • to be able to model business problems and to make managerial decisions by solving them with computer programs
Course Content Operational research, structure and solution of decision problems, linear programming, mathematical structure of linear programming, solution techniques of linear programming, graphical method, Simplex method, transportation problems, mathematical structure of transportation problems, solution of transportation problems, MODI test.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Managerial decision making and quantitative approaches Mehpare Timor, ch. 1
2 Decision making models Winston Ch.13
3 Linear programming model Winston Ch.3
4 Formulating linear programming models and solving relevant problems Winston Ch.3
5 Solution of Linear Programming Problems Winston Ch.4,5
6 Sensitivity analysis Winston Ch. 5
7 Duality Winston Ch.6
8 Solution applications by EXCEL SOLVER
9 presentations
10 Mid-term exam
11 Transportation problem Winston Ch. 7
12 Assignment problem Winston Ch. 7
13 presentations
14 Network analysis: CPM and PERT Winston Ch. 8
15 presentations
16 final exam


Course Book 1. Wayne L. Winston, Operations Research, Applications and Algorithms
Other Sources 2. Mehpare Timor, Yöneylem Araştırması, Türkmen Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2010.
3. Hamdy Taha, Yöneylem Araştırması, Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2000.
4. Bernard W. Taylor III, Introduction to Management Science

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 20
Presentation 3 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 1. To be able to combine and use the knowledge of their undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration. X
2 2. To have knowledge about research methods and techniques and to be able to use them X
3 3. To be able to produce creative and constructive solutions in cases of uncertainty and confusion in the field of business X
4 Following and evaluating the global and national developments related to businesses and making financial decisions. X
5 5. To be able to plan and manage activities for the professional development of employees under his/her responsibility in professional activities and projects in his/her field. X
6 6. To be able to produce innovative and creative ideas and to put these ideas into practice X
7 7. To be able to carry out a study independently using the knowledge he has in the field of business administration and to take responsibility as a team member in cooperation with other professional groups working in this field. X
8 8. To have the ability to reach scientific knowledge in the field of business, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature. X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the field of business using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods in the language of learning and professional English. X
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values. X
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving. X
12 12. To have the ability to present a research problem, to develop hypotheses, to design research and to reach a conclusion by using qualitative/quantitative methods, by making the necessary literature review, and to have the ability to publish an academic publication as a result. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 10 1 10
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 5 15
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 128