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The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) Program

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the leading association for professionals in the fields of analytics, management science (MS), and operations research (OR). INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of analytics professionals and operations researchers including educators, scientists, students, managers, analysts, and consultants. INFORMS is recognized as the premier organization for advancing the profession, practice, and science of analytics, operations research, and management science.

Recognition by INFORMS signifies the advancement of the practices, research, methods, and applications of analytics and OR/MS by:

  • encouraging, facilitating, and rewarding excellence;
  • communicating every aspect of analytics and OR/MS to all appropriate audiences;
  • promoting the achievements and capabilities of analytics and OR/MS professionals to managers and executives, policy makers, and the general public;
  • providing lifelong education and career development opportunities to analytics and OR/MS professionals; and
  • attracting the best people to the field of analytics and OR/MS and attracting those in the field to INFORMS.

Ryerson University is recognized by INFORMS as a Recognized Analytics Continuing Education Provider and the following Chang School courses are recognized as satisfying the Professional Development Units (PDUs) requirement of INFORMS to maintain your CAP®:

CIND 110   Industrial Engineering:  Data Organization for Data Analysts
CIND 119   Industrial Engineering:  Introduction to Big Data
CIND 123   Industrial Engineering:  Data Analytics: Basic Methods
CIND 719   Industrial Engineering:  Big Data Analytics Tools
CKME 136   Mechanical Engineering:  Data Analytics: Capstone Course
CMTH 642   Mathematics:  Data Analytics: Advanced Methods

For more information about the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program and the CAP® exam, visit the Certified Analytics Professional website.

For the Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data and Predictive Analytics, visit

Ownership Statement: CAP® is a registered mark of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.