University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
School: Lindner College of Business
Description: Combines operations research and applied statistics, covering the use of applied mathematics and computer applications in business. Formerly known as MS -- Quantitative Analysis and taught by the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems, this program has been evolving since the late 1970s. Relevant job-placement opportunities include supply-chain management, manufacturing, operations, health-care analysis, marketing research, financial risk analysis, information technology and consulting.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in any field is acceptable. Admission is selective based on academic and professional achievement, performance on a standardized tests (GRE or GMAT), communication skills and record of effective leadership.
Full-time program: 9 months to 1 year.
Part-time options: Yes
Distance learning options: No