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    Aug 14, 2022  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Science Major, MS

The Master of Science degree with a major in management science is designed as preparation for a career in the application of quantitative techniques for the solution of complex problems. The program’s flexibility also makes it appropriate as preparation for doctoral study in management science.

Management science course work will expose students to both the theoretical development of quantitative techniques and their application to managerial decision making. In addition to the development of sufficient mathematical maturity for creative use of quantitative skills, the program requires concentrated study in a supporting area.

Supporting areas are available in other departments of the College of Business Administration, as well as in computer science, public administration, geography, health, and other areas, subject to approval by the Management Science Committee.

The master’s program requires three applicant recommendation forms and the GRE or GMAT. Applications are encouraged from all majors, but a mathematics background equivalent to the completion of at least two years of college calculus and proficiency in a computer language is required. The program is designed to be completed in four semesters by full-time students. However, students may start the program in any semester and may pursue the Master of Science degree with a major in management science on a part-time basis.


  Hours Credit
1 Core Requirements 21
2 Applied Statistics Course 3
Applied Specialization Area (as approved by advisor) 6
Information Systems Elective (as approved by advisor) 3
Free Elective (as approved by advisor) 3
  Total 36

1 Management Science MGSC 531 , MGSC 532 , MGSC 533 , MGSC 534 , MGSC 551 ; Statistics STAT 563 ; Operations and Management Science OMS 541 .
2 Choose from Statistics STAT 566 , STAT 571 , STAT 572 , STAT 573 , STAT 574  STAT 575 .

A thesis option is available to qualified students. The Management Science Committee will work closely with the student in tailoring a program to his/her needs. The committee must approve a tentative overall program during the student’s first semester and must approve all courses on a semester-by-semester basis.

Recognizing the diverse backgrounds and needs of management science MS students, the Management Science Committee is prepared to waive some of the above requirements on an individual basis. The total course load will remain 36 hours for all students.