M.S. in Operations Analytics and Management (MSOAM)

Today's business environments deal constantly with changes requiring leadership for operational solutions. The MSOAM delivers a well-rounded, comprehensive education in Operations Management and Analytics while still leaving room for students to customize their degree focus.

MSOAM students must complete 8 required courses from the following list. (Note: OIE500 must be taken in the student’s first semester):

  • OBC 500 Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Innovative Organizations
  • OIE 500 Analyzing and Designing Operations to Create Value
  • OIE 541 Operations Risk Management
  • OIE 544 Supply Chain Analysis and Design
  • OIE 552 Modeling and Optimizing Processes
  • OIE 554 Global Operations Strategy

Choose 1 (the other may be used as an elective):

  • MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems
  • MIS 571 Database Applications Development

Choose 1 (the other may be used as an elective):

  • OIE 555 Lean Process Design
  • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Six-Sigma Processes

Students then select 4 electives from the following list:

Note 1: With prior approval from their faculty advisor, students may count as electives graduate courses from other WPI departments such as Computer Science, Data Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Math/Statistics, System Dynamics and others based on their own interests and strengths. There may also be additional Special Topics courses offered in areas such as Health Care Management and Sustainability that may count as MSOAM electives.

Note 2: No student will be allowed to pursue both the MSODL and MSOAM degrees.

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