The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics Alliance is housed at the MIT Operations Research Center.


The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics is a research collaboration that combines Accenture’s industry and analytics expertise with MIT’s scientific and technological leadership. The alliance‚Äôs research aims to close the gap between the advance of analytics technologies and their successful application in specific industry and government environments.


Operations Research Center

The Operations Research program at MIT ranks as one of the top international graduate programs in operations research. The ORC is proud of the exceptional scholastic achievements of its faculty and students. Students have received a variety of awards and recognition for academic accomplishments, including fellowships from the:

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institute of Justice
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Draper Laboratory

as well as MIT teaching awards, fellowships and grants from governments of foreign nations.


Faculty and students have distinguished themselves as winners of research prizes and service awards from professional societies such as The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). In addition, ORC-affiliated faculty serve as editors of major professional journals and on the governing councils of several professional societies.



The OR Center was founded in 1953 by Philip M. Morse, a prominent physicist, and one of fathers of Operations Research in the United States. The year before, he helped create the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA). The OR Center continues, to this day, to be one of the premier Operations Research programs in the world.