The effective scheduling of electives in order to maximize student satisfaction

Kritzinger, J. J. (1999-12)

Thesis (MBA)--Stellenbosch University, 1999.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Few lecturers – my mentor is an excellent example of those few – treasure the joy and satisfaction of their students. In order to maximize the joy associated with elective subjects (this should be one of the highlights of the MBA course), a procedure was developed that will schedule electives in such a way that the maximum number of students will be satisfied completely. This procedure harnesses the power of the modern computer and solves the problem with brute force. The computing part of the process takes less than 10 minutes. A very high level of student satisfaction (the highest level possible) is guaranteed with the correct use of this procedure.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Weinig dosente – my mentor is ‘n uitstekende voorbeeld van daardie enkeles – stel die vreugde en bevrediging van hul studente eerste. Ten einde die vreugde uit keusevakke te maksimeer (dit behoort een van die hoogtepunte van die MBA kursus te wees), is ‘n prosedure ontwikkel wat keusevakke so skeduleer dat die maksimum aantal studente daardeur bevredig word. Hierdie prosedure span die krag van die moderne rekenaar in deur die probleem met brute krag op te los (akademiese kragtoerjie??). Die verwerking van die probleem deur die rekenaar duur minder as 10 minute. ‘n Hoë vlak van studentebevrediging (die hoogste vlak haalbaar) word gewaarborg deur die korrekte gebruik van hierdie prosedure.

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