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.
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.
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