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.

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Curriculum

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.

MSOAM students must complete the six required courses listed below:

  • Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
  • Analyzing and Designing Operations to Create Value
  • Operations Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Analysis and Design
  • Modeling and Optimizing Processes
  • Global Operations Strategy

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

  • Innovating with Information Systems
  • Database Applications Development

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

  • Lean Process Design
  • Designing and Managing Six Sigma Processes

Students then select four electives from the following list:

  • Global Business Experience
  • Managing Technological Innovation
  • Internship
  • Systems Design and Development
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology Policy and Strategy
  • Information Security Management
  • User Experience Applications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Design
  • Leading Change
  • Productivity Management
  • Global Purchasing and Logistics
  • Service Operations Management

 

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Andy Trapp

Associate Professor
Foisie Business School

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.

Renata Konrad

Associate Professor
Foisie Business School

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.

Sharon Johnson

Professor
Foisie Business School

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.

After Graduation

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

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