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What is Operations Research?

Operations Research (OR) is the use of scientific methodology to study systems whose design or operation require human decision making. OR provides the means for making the most effective decisions about systems design and operation. The strength and versatility of OR stems from its diagnostic power through observation and modeling, as well as from its prescriptive power through analysis and synthesis.

The Operations Research Graduate Program at North Carolina State University is an interdisciplinary graduate program offering both master’s and PhD degrees.

Before heading inside for class, an ISE student works on his computer in front of Daniels Hall.