BS in Operations Research:Analytics

New concentration available to sophomores declaring in Fall 2017! 

The analytics concentration within the operations research program seeks to train students to leverage advanced quantitative models, algorithms, and data for making actionable decisions to improve business operations. Examples include staffing and scheduling at hospitals, ride matching and pricing for on-demand car services, personalized promotions in online retail, and smarter energy consumption. Students are provided with a rigorous exposure to optimization and stochastic modeling, as well as machine learning and data analysis tools for predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics.  Electives in the areas of healthcare, marketing, transportation, deep learning, and many others further enrich students with domain expertise, and provide many opportunities to work directly with data on real-world problems.

 Analytics Elective Examples:  

ORCA 2500 Introduction to Data Science (only if taken by the end of sophomore year)
IEOR E4211 Applied Consulting
IEOR E4405 Scheduling (will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)
IEOR E4507 Healthcare Operations Management
IEOR E4521 Systems Engineering Tools and Methods
IEOR E4525 Machine Learning for OR & FE
IEOR E4540 Data Mining
IEOR E4574 Cloud Computing
IEOR E4601 Dynamic Pricing & Revenue Management (will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)

More electives coming soon. 



Undergraduates are strongly recommended to follow the sequence of courses as outlined in the SEAS Bulletin. The prerequisites for this program are courses equivalent to those listed in the first- and second-year program. We encourage all students to take ECON W1105, IEOR E2261, COMS W1004/W1007 (JAVA), IEOR E3658IEOR E4307, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Ordinary Differential Equations during their first two years.

It is recommended that required courses are taken in the semester specified in the Bulletin since later courses will assume adequate preparation.


We ask all IEOR majors to take the core courses during the prescribed semester.  Delaying core courses is not permitted and may result in future scheduling conflicts and delay in graduation. Request to drop an IEOR core course during the designated semester may result in an unofficial withdrawal (UW) on the transcript. Only students with special academic circumstances may be allowed to take these courses in alternate semesters with the consultation of CSA and Departmental advisors.

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