Resources for Instructors

Resources for O.R. Instructors

INFORMS Forum on Education is for those who teach O.R. at institutions of higher education.

The Association of Chairs of Operations Research Departments is an INFORMS forum for those who lead academic programs in O.R.

This site provides on-demand access to key presentations from INFORMS renowned meetings and conferences.

For Analytics Faculty Members seeking analytics teaching resources

Database of Analytics Programs and Course Syllabi

Use the INFORMS database to research and compare before creating or updating your analytics courses. Search the database of university analytics programs and course syllabi by location, specialty, program type, and more. Review and search our library of analytics course syllabi to see what courses are offered, software used, cases and datasets, projects, text and readings, etc. 

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Resources on Cases and Datasets

Repositories of business cases and datasets with links for additional data. You will find a general description of each resource and its content, plus information on how to access. 

Resources on Analytics Education

These articles and studies provide an important overview of analytics in academia, curricula for undergraduates, program benchmarking, and more.

Analytics Magazine

Provides readers with an understanding of how data, modeling, and mathematical analyses are used to drive better business decisions. You will find content that showcases the impact of analytics on organizational decision making. Regular features include Five Minute Analyst, Analyze This!, Thinking Analytically, Executive Edge, and Profit Center.

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OR/MS Today

Provides a comprehensive look at analytics and O.R. through news stories, feature articles, case studies, software reviews, and surveys by recognized leaders in the field. Topics include modeling overviews; corporate success stories; software surveys; classified ads for analytics job openings; salary surveys and employment outlooks.

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Franz Edelman Competition & Wagner Prize Competition

INFORMS conducts two major industry/government best cases competitions each year. Teams from IBM, HP, the US Army, Centers for Disease Control, top international companies, leading consulting groups, and more bring their top work, fully documented, to these two competitions, whose impact has exceeded $250 billion since the competitions began. 

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