Masters of Science, Operations Research Major (MSOR)

Operations research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, operations research gives managers the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on:

  • More complete data
  • Consideration of all available options
  • Careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk
  • The latest decision tools and techniques

O.R. professionals draw upon the latest analytical technologies, including:

  • Simulation: Giving you the ability to try out approaches and test ideas for improvement
  • Optimization: Narrowing your choices to the very best when there are virtually innumerable feasible options and comparing them is difficult
  • Probability and Statistics: Helping you measure risk, mine data to find valuable connections and insights, test conclusions, and make reliable forecasts

The SMU MSOR program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in business and government: management consulting, logistics, telecommunications, defense, manufacturing, and the service iindustries. Its world-class faculty teach the latest in analytical decision-making.

 Operations Research

O.R.: The Science of Better

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 Reasons to Study O.R. at SMU

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“Operation Everything,” Boston Globe

 MSOR Program Details

Degree Requirements

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 How to Apply for the MSOR Degree

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