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 such as artificial intelligence, data mining, forecasting, game theory, risk analysis, and systems dynamics. Students also have the opportunity to learn where these analytic techniques can be effectively employed, such as in manufacturing systems, supply chain management, transportation planning, health care management, and engineering design.
|15.053 or 15.058*†||Optimization Methods||12|
|15.761*||Introduction to Operations Management||9|
|Plus two full subjects from the following list (two six-unit subjects count as one elective)||Units|
|2.852||Manufacturing Systems Analysis||12|
|6.046||Design and Analysis of Algorithms||12|
|6.938||Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis||12|
|14.12||Economic Applications of Game Theory||12|
|15.025||Game Theory for Strategic Advantage||9|
|15.034||Metrics for Managers: Big Data and Better Answers||9|
|15.062||Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value||6|
|15.071||The Analytics Edge||9|
|15.073||Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods||12|
|15.762||Supply Chain Planning||6|
|15.763||Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design||6|
|15.772||D-Lab: Supply Chains||9|
|15.871||Introduction to System Dynamics||6|
|15.872||System Dynamics II||6|
|15.875||Applications of System Dynamics||9|
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.