With the MS in Operations Analytics and Management 36-credit program, you’ll gain a well-rounded, comprehensive education in operations analytics and management, while still leaving ample room for you to customize the breadth of your degree. Course topics include risk management, Lean Six Sigma process design, modeling and optimization, supply chain management, and database development. You will also study and gain hands-on experience through internships to link practice with theory and to hone your communication and interpersonal skills.
The Master of Science in Operations Analytics and Management was created to prepare analysts who can guide their organizations through the complexities of operations on a global stage. The program balances quantitative and qualitative analyses, while emphasizing the skills you need to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop an innovative mindset in order to respond to ever-changing business environments.
I hold multiple administrative roles at the Foisie Business School, including Assistant Dean, Interim Department Head, and Area Head for Operations and Industrial Engineering (OIE). For my first two roles, I oversee the School's AACSB related efforts for continuous improvement; coordinate the collaborations with other academic units on campus as well as with global partners; and manage and improve all the degree programs pertinent to various facets such as faculty, curriculum, student, alumni, and employers.
Teaching has many facets. Something I love about teaching is that it provides the opportunity to share what I've learned. I have a passion for learning, and I can model this passion to students by encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, connecting with students and drawing out their understanding.
The application of Industrial Engineering and mathematical knowledge has always been a rewarding challenge for me. Over the past several years, I have focused my research in the healthcare industry, which is particularly exciting given the current debates on healthcare reform. Current projects include evaluating anti-human trafficking efforts, computationally characterizing episodes of care from health insurance claim records and examining the impact of physician incentives on patient outcomes.
I enjoy teaching at WPI because students bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to their learning, and I am often inspired by their optimism. My teaching also reflects topics that motivate me: detailed process design in our Industrial Engineering program, improving healthcare delivery as part of the Health Systems Innovation certificate, and exploring the implications of operational excellence in our MBA program.
You’ll be prepared to deliver effective operational solutions in ever-changing business environments. The MS in Operations Analytics and Management balances service and production management—while emphasizing the leadership skills needed to facilitate organizational improvement.
Type of occupations include:
• Operations Research Analyst
• Management Analyst
• Purchasing Managers
• Industrial Production Managers