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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Modeling Decisions in Low Uncertainty Settings

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.1 How To Build an Optimization Model: Hudson Readers Ad Campaign13m
1.2 Optimizing with Solver, and Alternative Data Inputs26m
1.3 Adding Risk: Managing Investments at Epsilon Delta Capital18m
2 readings
PDFs of Slides for Week 110m
Excel Files for Week 110m
1 practice exercise
Week 1: Modeling in Low Uncertainty Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Risk and Reward: Modeling High Uncertainty Settings

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
2.2 Common Scenarios for Multiple Random Variables, Risk Reduction, and Calculating and Interpreting Correlation Values18m
2.3 Using Scenarios for Optimizing Under High Uncertainty, Sensitivity Analysis and Efficient Frontier15m
2 readings
PDFs of Lecture Slides for Week 210m
Excel Files for Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Week 2: Modeling in High Uncertainty Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Choosing Distributions that Fit Your Data

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2, pt 1: Choosing Among Distributions: Discrete Distributions25m
3.2, pt 2: Choosing Among Distributions: Continuous Distributions11m
3.3 Hypothesis Testing and Goodness of Fit22m
2 readings
PDFs of Lecture Slides for Week 310m
Excel Files for Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 3: Choosing Fitting Distributions Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: Balancing Risk and Reward Using Simulation

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2 Connecting Random Inputs and Random Outputs in a Simulation23m
4.3 Analyzing and Interpreting Simulation Output: Evaluating Alternatives Using Simulation Results10m
Course Conclusion25s
2 readings
PDFs of Lecture Slides10m
Excel files for Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 4: Using Simulations Quiz30m

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