A common problem that many universities face, especially with their specialized programs, is coordinating faculty availability and class offerings. The schedule is usually developed using paper and pencil after numerous iterations. As a result, the objectives of the program, such as course integration, length of course, and student workload, are most likely compromised in lieu of faculty availability. This chapter describes a multiple objective approach to this class assignment problem that considers the program’s objectives and faculty preferences. The results of applying this class assignment model to an Executive MBA (EMBA) program are presented.
Klimberg, R., Sillup, G., Boyle, K. and Beck, A. (2013), "A multiple objective approach to assigning classes for an executive MBA program", Applications of Management Science (Applications of Management Science, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0276-8976(2013)0000016004Download as .RIS
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