Graduate Minors

Operations Research Graduate Minor

A minor in operations research prepares you to use advanced quantitative methods for decision making in business and engineering. Students in this minor will complete in-depth courses in stochastic modeling, optimization and simulation, including theory, algorithms and applications.

This minor would pair well with graduate degree program across many disciplines, specifically:

  • Biomedical studies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health administration
  • Hospitality management
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Project management
  • Public health
  • Systems engineering

This minor can be pursued by students studying in both both full and part-time programs and is completed in person.


Program Learning Priorities and Outcomes

This program focuses on the following Drexel Learning Priorities:

  • Creative and Critical Thinking


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

See the Drexel Course Catalog for complete requirements and course descriptions.

Course Title Credits
OPR 620 Operations Research I 3
OPR 622 Operations Research II 3


Select two of the following:

Course Title Credits
ECES 811 Optimization Methods for Engineering Design 3
ECES 812 Mathematical Program Engineering Design 3
EGMT 573 Operations Research 3
MATH 613 Stochastic Processes I 3
MATH 614 Stochastic Processes II 3
MATH 615 Topics in Stochastic Processes 3
MATH 672 Methods of Optimization III 3
OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3
OPR 624 Advanced Mathematical Program 3
OPR 640 Decision Models for the Public Sector 3
OPR 660 Operations Research Models in Finance 3


Plan of Study

Term Course
Term 1 OPR 620
Term 2 OPR 622
Term 3 Elective
Term 4 Elective