Mission and values


U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering will lead the discovery and innovation of engineering knowledge to create and improve all types of systems. We will foster the next generation of engineering leaders who can achieve long-term impact for the common good.


We advance scientific and mathematical methods to help solve local and global challenges. We analyze data to improve decision-making and shape systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes. We educate and mentor students, emphasizing critical thinking, global citizenship, and the pursuit of the common good.


Collaboration, excellence, creativity, integrity, and respect.