Operations Research Major

An Operations Research major/degree is a program that focuses on the development and application of complex mathematical or simulation models to solve problems involving operational systems, where the system concerned is subject to human intervention.

Includes instruction in advanced multivariate analysis, application of judgment and statistical tests, optimization theory and techniques, resource allocation theory, mathematical modeling, control theory, statistical analysis, and applications to specific research problems.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Operations Research major/degree (use the College Search feature and enter "operations research" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Operations Research?

With a major/degree in Operations Research, you have a variety of careers to choose from.  Job titles such as operations research analyst, research analyst, and operations analyst are common.  In such roles, you use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Operations Research

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Operations Research