"The COE project has been a perfect transition from the academic to the professional world, where I can now learn from the real world challenges that I experience."
Sandy Yiyang Pan, Graduate 2013
More about our alumni's COE project experience
The Industry Project is the cornerstone of the MM in OR program. Each student is matched with a COE Industry Partner to consult on a significant operational challenge faced by the company. Students begin preparatory project work during the second academic term (January - April) and then work full-time on the projects from mid-April to early September.
COE projects enable students to apply the analytical and practical skills learned in their coursework. Working with a team of advisors and technical staff, each student defines the problem to be solved, collects relevant information, builds mathematical models, and delivers decision tools and executive-level recommendations to the Industry Partner. The project outcomes are valued so highly by the Industry Partners that often they hire the students to continue their work after graduation.
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