The Business Operations Research Graduate Certificate, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will help you learn to apply analytical methods to support robust decision-making. Decision-makers fluent in statistical analysis, modeling, and simulation have the tools to quantitatively evaluate and identify the best outcomes of challenges faced. If you find you’re always analyzing a situation to find the best option, operations research might be for you. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle.
The Business Operations Research Graduate Certificate requires 12 credits of coursework taken over the span of one academic year.
The coursework focuses on the rigorous evaluation of different scenarios to help firms find the optimal scenario to pursue.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
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Business Operations Research Graduate Certificate total degree cost: $11,580 – Residents and Non-Residents
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The Certificate in Business Operations Research requires 12 credit hours, the coursework focuses on the rigorous evaluation of different scenarios to hep firms find the optimal scenario to pursue.
Course Requirements. In order to satisfy the requirements of the certificate, a student must complete the required courses below. Note, that a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for completion of the certificate (a C or better is required in courses, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0).
|BUDA 520||Data Management||3|
|BUDA 525||Business Statistical Methods 1||3|
|BUDA 540||Decision Sciences and Analytics||3|
|BUDA 545||Business Simulation Modeling||3|
Total hours: 12
The growth in demand for operations research analysis is expected to persist as technology advances and organizations, including government agencies, pursue efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, there should be a rising need for professionals in the analytics field to enhance business planning and decision-making processes.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 23% from 2021-2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Operations research analysts may be involved in many aspects of an organization. For example, they may help managers decide how to allocate resources, develop production schedules, oversee the supply chain, and set prices.
Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Operations Research Graduate Certificate may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.
Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, operations research analysts typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. Some employers require or prefer that applicants have a master’s degree. Analysts may need a degree in operations research or a related field, such as applied mathematics.