Carnegie Mellon University

MBA Operations Research Concentration

The Operations Research concentration draws upon our history of excellence in the area of quantitative decision making. During the 1950s, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University pioneered a revolutionary new approach to business management known as management science.

Our practice of applying analytical, quantitative decision-making techniques to management has since been adopted by virtually every leading B-school in the U.S.

The study of Operations Research provides a powerful career advantage in which students master frameworks for:

  • Building descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models
  • Using tools from statistics
  • Data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Mathematical optimization

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Operations Research turns data into well-informed strategic and operational decisions for complex business problems.