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 subjectsUnits15.053 or 15.058*†Optimization Methods1215.761*Introduction to Operations Management9Plus two full subjects from the following list (two six-unit subjects count as one elective)Units2.852Manufacturing Systems Analysis126.034Artificial Intelligence126.046Design and Analysis of Algorithms126.938Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis1214.12Economic Applications of Game Theory1215.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage915.034Metrics for Managers: Big Data and Better Answers915.062Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value615.068Statistical Consulting915.071The Analytics Edge1215.073Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods1215.762Supply Chain Planning615.763Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design615.770Logistics Systems1215.772D-Lab: Supply Chains915.871Introduction to System Dynamics615.872System Dynamics II615.875Applications of System Dynamics918.433Combinatorial Optimization12Prof. 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.