Analytics Resources for Faculty and Program Directors

Resources for Analytics Faculty

Below are resources you can use to teach analytics in the classroom

Resources on Cases and Datasets

Repositories of business cases and datasets are provided, with links to each resource for more information. For each resource, you will find a general description of its content, plus information on how to access the materials. 

Analytics Magazine
Analytics provides readers with an understanding of how data, modeling, and mathematical analyses are used to drive better business decisions. Inside Analytics you'll find content that showcases the impact of analytics on organizational decision making. Topics include descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics; corporate case studies; analytics in different industries; visualization; and more. Regular features include Five Minute Analyst, Analyze This!, Thinking Analytically, Executive Edge, and Profit Center.

OR/MS Today
OR/MS Today provides a comprehensive look at analytics and operations research 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.

Franz Edelman Competition and 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 $200 billion since the competitions began. Click here to view the videos.

Resources for University Program Directors

INFORMS offers a wealth of resources for deans and program directors who are starting analytics programs or growing current programs.

  • Program needs. What information do those running analytics programs need? Read the results of a 2014 INFORMS survey of academic analytics programs.
  • What does industry need from you? Directors of analytics programs need industry feedback to be successful. INFORMS conducted the following industry research in 2014: