Operations Research Analyst
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Operations research analysts use analytical methods, mathematical modelling techniques and information technology to predict system performance and compare the outcomes of alternative strategies or ways of managing complex systems. Operations research analyst usually work in office environments in large organizations or consulting firms. (OCCinfo by alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- ONET Online - U.S resource for occupational descriptions and information.
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu: Operations Research Analyst - occupational information and videos
- Operations Research Analyst Career Profile - Truity
- Operations Research Analyst Career Profile - US News
- Operations Research Analysts (U.S.) - Data USA
- Is a career in O.R. and Analytics right for you? - from INFORMS
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Management / I.H. Asper School of Business
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Engineering
Exploring Other Education Options
- List of Operational Research (OR) programs in Canada - Canadian Operational Research Society
- Operations Research Programs in the U.S. - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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Labour market information
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- Explore Careers: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Operation Research Analyst Salary - BusinessStudent.com
- 100 Best Jobs: Operations Research Analyst (#34) - U.S. News
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- Canadian Operational Research Society
- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)(U.S.)
- The Operational Research Society (U.K.)
- International Federation of Operational Research Societies
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
- Digital Analytics Association - corporate members
- ESOMAR - international directory of companies in the data, research and insights community
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