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Mgmt Sci & Engineering (BS)


Degree Type
BS - Bachelor of Science
Program Overview

The mission of the undergraduate program in Management Science and Engineering is to provide students with the fundamentals of engineering systems analysis so that they are able to plan, design, and implement complex economic and technical management systems. The program builds on foundational courses in calculus and linear algebra. Students complete core courses in mathematical modeling, systems analysis, organization theory, optimization, probability, statistics, ethics, computer science, and economics, leading to a capstone senior project. Through the core, students in the program are exposed to the breadth of faculty interests and prepared to study different areas of application of the department's methodologies. To personalize their exploration, students select additional courses from different application areas of the department, with greater emphasis in one of them. The major is designed to allow a student to explore all three undergraduate areas of the department in greater depth.

  1. Finance and Decision: focuses on the design and analysis of financial and strategic plans.

  2. Operations and Analytics: focuses on algorithms, theory, and the design and analysis of manufacturing, production, and service systems.

  3. Organizations, Technology, and Policy: focuses on understanding, design, and analysis of organizations and public policy, particularly technology-based issues.

The major prepares students for a variety of career paths, including investment banking, management consulting, facilities and process management, or for graduate school in industrial engineering, operations research, business, economics, law, medicine, or public policy.

Program Learning Outcomes

The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the department's undergraduate program. Students are expected to be able:

  1. to apply knowledge of mathematics, social science, and engineering;

  2. to design and conduct experiments;

  3. to design a system and components to meet desired needs;

  4. to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

  5. to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

  6. to function on multidisciplinary teams;

  7. to communicate effectively;

  8. to recognize the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in life-long learning;

  9. to obtain the background necessary for admission to top graduate engineering or professional programs;

  10. to understand professional and ethical responsibility;

  11. to obtain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; and

  12. to obtain a knowledge of contemporary issues pertinent to the field of management science and engineering.

External Credit Policies

Students with 10 units of AP Mathematics Calculus BC/IB credit, begin with CME 100/MATH 51. Students with 6 units of AP Mathematics Calculus AB/IB credit are expected to begin with MATH 21, and may skip MATH 19 and 20. Students without AB/IB credit, who have already studied the material in MATH 19 or MATH 20, may begin with MATH 20 or MATH 21, and petition to waive the skipped courses. Otherwise, students are expected to take MATH 19, 20, and 21.

AP/IB credit for Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics may be used.

Degree Requirements