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  • Business Analytics and Operations Research (BAOR)

    The Business Analytics and Operations Research concentration provides students with scientific, mathematical, and engineering approaches that promote effective and informed managerial decision making. As part of the Management Science major, students learn fundamental analytical methodologies including optimization, probability, and statistics. Students in the BAOR concentration have opportunities to master additional analytical skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, data mining, forecasting, game theory, risk analysis, and systems dynamics. Students also have the opportunity to learn where these techniques can be effectively employed, such as in manufacturing systems, supply chain management, transportation planning, health care management, and engineering design.

    Required subjectsUnits
    15.053 or 15.058*†Optimization Methods12
    15.761*Introduction to Operations Management9
    Plus two full subjects from the following list (two six-unit subjects count as one elective)Units
    2.852Manufacturing Systems Analysis12
    6.034Artificial Intelligence12
    6.046Design and Analysis of Algorithms12
    6.938Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis12
    14.12Economic Applications of Game Theory12
    15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
    15.034Metrics for Managers: Big Data and Better Answers9
    15.062Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value6
    15.068Statistical Consulting9
    15.071The Analytics Edge12
    15.073Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods12
    15.762Supply Chain Planning6
    15.763Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design6
    15.770Logistics Systems12
    15.772D-Lab: Supply Chains9
    15.871Introduction to System Dynamics6
    15.872System Dynamics II6
    15.875Applications of System Dynamics9
    18.433Combinatorial Optimization12

    Prof. James Orlin provides a list of additional BAOR electives and information about the concentration on his BAOR Concentration pages.

    * 15.053, 15.058, and 15.761 also satisfy departmental requirements.

    † Additional information about 15.053 and 15.058 can be found on Prof. James Orlin’s faculty pages.