Master of Management in Operations Research

Please note that in 2017 the MMOR program will be replaced by the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN).  Admissions to the MBAN program are now open.  Please visit the MBAN website for more information and to apply. 

The COE and MMOR program recently received a major international award; the 2015 UPS George D. Smith Prize from INFORMS, awarded annually to an outstanding graduate program in operations research and advanced analytics.  Please read about this prestigious award here.

What our graduates say

“The MM in OR program allowed me to enter the OR field equipped with sought-after skills and experience as well as a valuable network of OR professionals.” – Amanda Yuen, Graduate 2014. Health Systems Planning Advisor, Vancouver Coastal Health

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World-class business school

The Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the Sauder School of Business offers a wide range of graduate programs. Considered the top academic business school in Canada and a leading academic institution, the Sauder School of Business at UBC is home to excellent teaching, an active research community and a strong collaborative culture.

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What you'll learn

Administered by the Centre for Operations Excellence (COE), the program prepares students with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, economics or other quantitative fields for rewarding careers as operations research analysts and consultants.

Program Overview

Industry projects

The highlight of the program is the Industry Project. Each student is matched with a COE Industry Partner to consult on a significant operational issue faced by the company - enabling you to apply the analytical and practical skills learned in your coursework. In many cases, Industry Partners are so satisfied by the project  experience  that they hire our students to continue their work after graduation.

Industry Projects

Is the UBC MM in OR for you?

Designed for individuals with a strong analytical background who seek a professional business degree that utilizes their quantitative skills, the program is more technically focused than the MBA and more professionally oriented than the MSc.

Program Orientation Focus
MM in OR/MBAN Professional Highly specialized
MBA Professional General management
MSc Academic research Highly specialized
Why Study Operations Research

Career prospects

MM in OR graduates have achieved an outstanding placement record in both industry and academia. Nearly all graduates find employment as analysts or consultants within three months of graduation, and many also go on to pursue doctoral degrees at top institutions.

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