MORS has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer this certificate. All courses will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center at 900 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA .
The MORS Certificate in Operations Research Practice offers courses of instruction to hone the specialized skills necessary for success of the Military OR Analyst in a military/government environment or setting.
Course of Instruction Goal: Ensure that the student has a practical understanding and means to deliver operational and meaningful information of detailed analysis conducted by the OR Analyst into actionable results.
Reach/Read the Customers: Skill to establish a professional relationship, and communicate with analytics to customer to understand their problem set.
Develop/Define the Problem set: Skill to research and construct problem set in order to understand the analysis context and scope that will provide timely, useful results.
Functioning as a member/lead of a Team: Skill to participate with and lead an analytics project team.
Glean Information from Subject Matter Experts: Ability to plan and conduct individual interviews with experts to gain valid information and data needed for analysis.
Glean Information from Groups: Ability to plan and conduct group elicitation sessions with committees or other working groups to develop and assess alternatives, uncertainties, and value and risk preferences.
Communicating Results: Ability to explain the results and conclusions of the analytics process in both non-verbal and verbal delivery formats.
Conveying Worth: Talent to construct recommendations that are useful, executable, and have a solid impact, that are based in solid analytical methods and data.
Fall 2017 Course Schedule (ALL courses must be completed in order to receive the certificate)