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Course Descriptions

The Rose‑Hulman Master of Science in Engineering Management and Master of Engineering Management are designed for engineers who seek to deepen their technical background while acquiring solid, forward-looking management credentials. In our curricula, you'll find the management foundations of an MBA, but with added technical focus. We provide technology and business leaders a convenient fast track to the integration of management skills and critical technical knowledge.

EMGT 581 - Multi-objective Optimization

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
  • Corequisites: None

This course will consider how humans make optimal decisions in an uncertain environment, when they have to simultaneously satisfy multiple objectives/goals under limited resources. Specifically we will consider: how to structure multi-objective problems, different methods and theories of quantifying preferences over multiple objectives a priori or a posteriori, multi-objective optimization methods without preference specification, multi-attribute utility theory, value trade-offs, risk attitudes, and other topics like fuzzy methods. We will also consider the applications of these theories and methods to various problems, including managerial and operational business issues, public policy issues, development of new businesses, etc.