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The STEM-designated masters in operations management and analytics was created to prepare analysts who can guide their organizations through the complexities of operations on a global stage. The operational analytics 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.


Curriculum for Master’s in Operations Management

With the master’s in operations management and analytics 36-credit program, you’ll gain a well-rounded, comprehensive education in operational 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.

  • Master’s in operations management students must complete the six required courses listed below:
    • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
    • OIE 501 Designing Operations for Competitive Advantage
    • OIE 542 Risk Management and Decision Analysis
    • OIE 544 Supply Chain Analysis and Design
    • OIE 552 Modeling and Optimizing Processes
    • OIE 554 Global Operations Strategy
  • Choose one (the other may be used as an elective):
    • MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems
    • MIS 571 Database Applications Development
  • Choose one (the other may be used as an elective):
    • OIE 555 Lean Process Design
    • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Six-Sigma Processes
  • Students then select four electives from the following list:
    • BUS 522 Global Business Experience
    • BUS 545 Introduction to Health Systems
    • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation
    • BUS 547 Energy Management
    • BUS 598 Sp Top: Introduction to Sustainability Management 
    • BUS 5900 Internship
    • MIS 573 Systems Design and Development
    • MIS 576 Project Management
    • MIS 581 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
    • MIS 582 Information Security Management
    • MIS 583 User Experience Applications
    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence
    • MIS 585 User Experience Design
    • OBC 506 The Heart of Leadership: Power, Reflection, and Interpersonal Skills
    • OBC 533 Negotiations
    • OBC 536 Organizational Design
    • OBC 537 Leading Change
    • OIE 548 Productivity Management
    • OIE 553 Global Purchasing and Logistics
    • OIE 556 Health Systems Modeling and Improvement
    • OIE 559 Optimization Methods for Business Analytics
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Financial Information for Master’s in Operations Management

Tuition for the master's in business analytics program is based on the current curriculum for the MS program of 33 credits. The current price of tuition is $1,610 per credit making the total cost for the program $53,130 in tuition only (AY 2020–21). For more detailed information on tuition—including fees—see the complete breakdown of costs on the Financial Aid page. Scholarships may be available for qualified students. Please INQUIRE or APPLY for more information.


Pursue a degree in Operations Analytics and Management from WPI

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Andrew C Trapp

Andy Trapp

Associate Professor

I am Associate Professor of Operations and Industrial Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), with courtesy professorships in Mathematical Sciences and Data Science. I hold a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. My objective is to use science and technology to assist real human need by improving systems that serve vulnerable peoples, such as refugees and asylum seekers, survivors of human trafficking, and foster care.

Renata  Konrad

Renata Konrad

Associate Professor-Business

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

Sharon Johnson


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.