The world’s premier graduate program in operations research and analytics, MIT’s Operations Research Center (ORC) teaches students to help individuals and organizations make better, smarter decisions.

With their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, our students are well-prepared to have a real and lasting impact in a wide variety of fields—across the U.S. and around the world. In fact, graduates of our highly competitive programs are sought after by employers in academia and industry, as well as in finance, consulting, and research. 

Graduate Placement 1999-2022


Nearly half of our graduates attain the top ranks of academia at colleges and universities worldwide. Some examples:

  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
  • Duke University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Rochester
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Imperial College London


A large number of our graduates go on to highly successful careers in industry, both in the U.S. and internationally. Some examples:

  • IBM
  • American Express
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • High Vista
  • Dynamic Ideas
  • Amazon
  • Lincoln Labs
  • Facebook
  • Disney
  • LinkedIn
  • End to End
  • Google DeepMind
  • Mya Health
  • P2 Analytics
  • Westpoint Military Academy

While the majority of our graduates are leading the way in academia and industry, others have found great success in finance, consulting, and research. Some examples:


  • J.P. Morgan
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Citigroup


  • McKinsey & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton


  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Microsoft Research
  • IBM