Project-Based ORMS Education

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Mathematics (HMC)

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Operations research and management science (ORMS) is not simply the rote application of formulas and algorithms but also an involved process of modeling ill-posed real-world problems. Students must therefore learn both the mathematical foundations of the field as well as the craft of the practice of ORMS. In this article, the author surveys different approaches to project-based education, which attempts to teach the practice of ORMS. The author also provides best practices for the specific example of student field projects with clients.

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