The Master of Science in Project Management degree with a concentration operations research is designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds seeking advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors. The master's in operations research is suitable for individuals from fields other than business, including mathematics, science and engineering. Career paths for individuals who earn a master's in project management vary and according to a study published in October 2008 by the Anderson Economic Group, an average of 1.2 million project management positions across several industries will need to be filled each year through 2016.
The objective of the master's in operations research is to meet the industry demand for project managers who can improve business performance and to provide individuals with the operations research skills needed to excel in challenging work environments. The master's in operations research focuses on the mathematical and statistical analysis, decision analysis and other topics related to the operations research component of project management as well as the core competencies of the master's in project management.