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

  1. Finance and Decision: focuses on designing and analyzing financial and strategic plans

  2. Operations and Analytics: focuses on algorithms, theory, designing and analyzing manufacturing, production, and service systems

  3. Organizations, Technology, and Policy: focuses on understanding, designing, and analyzing organizations and public policy, particularly technology-based issues

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