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IB3A7 - The Practice of Operational Research

  • Module code: IB3A7
  • Module name: The Practice of Operational Research
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will provide you with an awareness of the theoretical frameworks and craft processes associated with undertaking Operational Research (OR) studies in organisations. While other modules focus on specific technical capabilities (e.g. decision analysis; forecasting; simulation), this module supplies a range of modelling tools and the consulting skills necessary to use these techniques effectively in organisational interventions.

Principal learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: understand the nature of analytical consulting projects and effective delivery; recognise the importance of problem structuring skills in consulting projects; appreciate the nature of OR modelling; appreciate a range of OR tools, and the circumstances in which they might be applied.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB3A7-12)
B (Examination only) IB3A7 Exam 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for visiting/exchange students 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IB3A7-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Extra 3 CAT assessment 20%
  Examination 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 3
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G4G2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Science (G500) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Science (with Intercalated Year) (G502) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer Science MEng (G503) - Year 3
  • MEng Computer Science (with intercalated year) (G504) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (GN51) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (GN5A) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L117) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 4
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N230) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N231) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N250) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N251) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year) (Y603) - Year 4