about or & analytics

About Operations Research and Analytics

Operations Research (OR) is "the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions" (Operations Research: The Science of Better). It accomplishes this by applying highly sophisticated analytical methods to attain optimal solutions with regards to the specific needs and challenges of organizations.

You might be surprised at how much OR impacts your life without your knowledge. From bus schedules to car rental rates to how a call centre is run, OR has contributed billions of dollars in savings and benefits and has enhanced the performance of the government, the non-profit sector and corporations in a variety of industries.

OR has broad applicability and embraces a wide variety of career opportunities and work styles. OR methods have been successfully deployed in areas such as health care, aviation, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, shipping and transportation. Today, thousands of individuals pursue careers in OR and their work is integral to our information-intensive, technology-based economy.

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