August | Volume 42 | Number 4


The following table of contents lists articles in the August 2015 edition of OR/MS Today. You may follow any of the linked titles to read those items in their entirety. For quick navigation you may jump directly to any of the following sections:


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Innovative Education: Analytics and the MBA program core

By Peter C. Bell
Why it is essential for every future manager to have an understanding of analytics and data.

Teaching the professional practitioner

By Jason R. W. Merrick
How prize-winning VCU professor found success by focusing on students’ learning rather than his teaching.

Competitive simulations: game on

By Bernardo Pagnoncelli and Abraham Seidmann
Experiential learning offers students “bridge to reality” with goal to be the best manager among your peers.

Introducing analytics to adolescents

By Kenneth Chelst
Are you smart enough to teach O.R. to a third-grader? How business analytics can reframe simple K-8 math problems.

Profiles of UPS Prize finalists

By Harish Krishnan, et al.
Trio of programs recognized for effective, innovative preparation of O.R. grad students aiming at practice sector.

Other Features

O.R. takes on ‘Grand Challenges’

By Suvrajeet Sen, et al.
Report outlines operations research’s potential role as catalyst for addressing engineering technological challenges.

Roundtable profile: Analytics at IDA

By David E. Hunter
An inside look at the Institute for Defense Analyses and why analytics has always played a vital role.