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Weatherhead School of Management graduate students win second place in operations management competition

Master of Business Administration candidate Yuxin Fan and Master of Science in Management (MSM)-Finance candidates Jiaxuan Li, Yilin Zhang and Anqi Lu were awarded second place in an operations competition hosted by MIT Sloan School’s Operations Management Club. All four team members are graduate students in the Weatherhead School of Management.

The 16th Annual Operations Simulation Competition, or OpsSimCom 2020 included 121 teams from 47 business schools in 11 different countries. Participants were asked to manage a factory through an online simulation and were charged with making investments, cutting costs, borrowing money, forecasting demand and more. 

Fan, Li, Zhang and Lu were advised by Alireza Kabirian, director of the MSM-Operations Research & Supply Chain Management program and associate professor of operations. The students were awarded $1,500 in addition to second place.