Top Operations Research Masters degree Programs - 2022

A program that focuses on the development and application of complex mathematical or simulation models to solve problems involving operational systems, where the system concerned is subject to human intervention. Includes instruction in advanced multivariate analysis, application of judgment and statistical tests, optimization theory and techniques, resource allocation theory, mathematical modeling, control theory, statistical analysis, and applications to specific research problems.

Of the 912 Operations Research degrees granted each year at the Masters degree level, women make up 44% percent and men make up 56% percent of the area of study. Did you know that New York has more students being granted a degree in Operations Research than any other state? In fact, New York awarded 523 degrees last year! The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Operations Research is $64,763.

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Top Colleges for Operations Research

Cornell University, the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University in the City of New York are three schools popular for Operations Research programs. In fact, around 160 Cornell University students are pursuing a Masters degree in Operations Research. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Operations Research Majors

The highest paying career for Operations Research majors is Natural Sciences Managers. But, something else to consider is how many job openings there currently is. A position that is in high need that a degree in Operations Research can prepare you for is Operations Research Analysts.

Top Paying Careers for Operations Research

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  2. Operations Research Analysts   (Median Wage: $82,360)

Most in Demand Careers for Operations Research

  1. Operations Research Analysts
  2. Natural Sciences Managers
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