Operations Research is an applied science and is concerned with quantitative decision problems, generally involving the allocation and control of limited resources. Such problems arise, for example, in the operations of industrial firms, financial institutions, health care organizations, transportation systems, energy and resources, and government. The operations research analyst develops and uses mathematical and statistical models to help solve these decision problems. Like engineers, they are problem formulators and solvers. Their work requires the formation of a mathematical model of a system and the analysis and prediction of the consequences of alternate modes of operating the system. The analysis may involve mathematical optimization techniques, probabilistic and statistical methods, experiments, and computer simulations.
The Columbia MBA Program is designed to prepare you for the distinct challenges you will face as an emerging leader in a rapidly changing business world. The Business School's flexible curriculum recognizes the different levels of business experience that students bring into the program while ensuring that all of our students develop the skills, perspective and insight they need to lead, create and succeed. Through cutting-edge programs and real-world projects, the School focuses on instilling an entrepreneurial mindset that teaches students how to embrace and capitalize on change. The program provides you with an arsenal of skills by weaving active, project-based learning and sophisticated, nuanced group work throughout the curriculum, preparing you by having you do, decide, and create.
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