Operations research

Requirements effective Autumn Quarter 2001.
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Description
Operations research is concerned with system modeling and optimal decision making in a deterministic or stochastic setting, as frequently arise in the context of resource management, portfolio selection, logistics planning, vehicle routing, scheduling, and inventory control. This Option provides a firm foundation in the mathematical tools of operations research, particularly optimization and stochastic modeling.


ACMS Program Core (43 credits)


Option Core (30 credits)


Option Electives -- Group I (6 credits)   
At least 6 credits from the following list of courses:

  • MATH/STAT 491,492 (3,3) Introduction to Stochastic Processes
  • STAT 421 (4) Applied Statistics and Experimental Design
  • STAT 423 (4) Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance


Option Electives -- Group II (8 credits)
At least 8 credits from the following list of courses. At least one course must be at the 400 level or above. (Credit in approved Graduate courses from the Departments of Information Systems and Operations Management or Industrial and Systems Engineering can also be used to fulfill the area requirement.)

  • Information Systems and Operations Management
    • Operations Management: OPMGT 301,402, 443, 450, 490.
    • Quantitative Methods: QMETH 450, 490.
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering:
    • INDE 321, 337, 410, 411, 412, 424, 426, 430, 433.


Option Electives -- Group III (3 credits)

At least 3 additional credits from approved courses (at the 300 level or higher) in the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems and Operations Management and Industrial and Systems Engineering. Credits chosen from Information Systems and Operations Management or Industrial and Systems Engineering must be taken from the courses listed in the Group II Electives.


Double majors / Double degrees
Students who complete a double degree with Information Systems and Operations Management in the School of Business Administration or with Industrial and Systems Engineering need only complete the Program Core and Option Core requirements.