## Program Learning Outcomes

## Mathematical Analytics and Operations Research

- Have a mental habit of logical thinking, and familiarity with the tactics of problem solving. Students will be able to estimate the solution to a problem, apply appropriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of the solution, and interpret their results.
- Demonstrate a good understanding of rigorous mathematical argument that justifies decisions or analysis. Students will be able to write well-organized and logical mathematical arguments. Graduates will have the ability to ask questions and seek answers when performing quantitative analysis. Graduates will recognize the need for intellectual curiosity and life-long learning.
- An ability to compute with, identify, formulate, abstract, and solve mathematical problems that using a tools from a variety of mathematical areas, including optimization, discrete mathematics, probability, and understanding how the relate to problems from other areas of science, engineering and management.
- Solid understanding of the many ways applied mathematics can be used to extract data information and for making decisions.
- Familiarity with technology, software, and algorithmic processes necessary in modeling or applications. Confidence with computers and technology necessary to do decision analysis. Graduates will be able to use computers in research, information acquisition and processing and use available software as a tool in their work.
- An ability to understand and design mathematical and statistical models for, and analyze data from, a wide variety of sources. An ability to use visualization and statistics tools to expose ideas and solutions.
- An ability to communicate effectively and to function well on multi-disciplinary teams.

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