As an operational analytics major you will learn and practice through an experiential and applied competency oriented curriculum. Courses are designed to incorporate data-based decision making based on problem-solving concepts with exposure to and work with real firms and real data.

This program will prepare our graduates to solve operational problems by utilizing applied mathematics and statistics to extract knowledge from operational data, to model and analyze operational problems as well as exploiting business opportunities. The curriculum will give students experience meeting today’s business needs.

Employers demand that graduates be equipped with business acumen, quantitative skills, commercial knowledge and a professional perspective. The experiential orientation of the program emphasizes contemporary lean management, which is at the forefront of operations in the marketplace. Combining operations and analytics not only gives the advantage of tools and skills in both fields, but amplifies their value when combined.

Skills and competencies learned in our program lead to opportunities with a variety of student organizations in the Beacom School of Business including, Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon and the Beacom Consulting Group.

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