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See the "Department of Management Science and Engineering" section of this bulletin for additional information on the department, and its programs and faculty.

The department offers a B.S. as well as a minor in Management Science and Engineering.

Management Science and Engineering (MS&E)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Management Science and Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering.


Mathematics and Science
All required; see SoE Basic Requirements 1 and 2 123
Vector Calculus for Engineers
Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Modern Applications
Introduction to Matrix Methods
Probabilistic Analysis
Introduction to Stochastic Modeling
Introduction to Applied Statistics
Select two of the following options: 8-10
Chemical Principles II
Chemical Principles Accelerated
Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules
Mechanics, Fluids, and Heat
Electricity and Magnetism
Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics
Introduction to Ecology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Math, Science, or Statistics Elective from SoE approved lists. 13
Up to ten units of AP/IB Calculus, MATH 19, 20, 21, 41, or 42.10
Technology in Society
Select one of the following; see SoE Basic Requirement 43-5
Techniques of Failure Analysis
Digital Media in Society
Ethics in Bioengineering
Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy
Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity, and Equity
Ethical Issues in Engineering 4
Ethics and Equity in Transportation Systems
Technology and National Security 4
International Security in a Changing World
The Public Life of Science and Technology
Engineering Fundamentals 2
Two courses; see SoE Basic Requirement 38-10
Programming Methodology 3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Engineering Analysis
Intro to Solid Mechanics
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Engineering of Systems
Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use
Introductory Electronics
An Intro to Making: What is EE
Introduction to Materials Science, Nanotechnology Emphasis
Introduction to Materials Science, Energy Emphasis
Introduction to Materials Science, Biomaterials Emphasis
Introduction to Bioengineering (Engineering Living Matter)
Environmental Science and Technology
Engineering Depth 2
Core Courses (all six required)25-27
Programming Abstractions 4
Programming Abstractions (Accelerated)
Economic Analysis I
Senior Project (WIM)
Introduction to Optimization 4
Introduction to Optimization (Accelerated)
Accounting for Managers and Entrepreneurs
Financial Accounting Concepts and Analysis
Organizations: Theory and Management
Area Courses (see below)27
Choose four or five courses (minimum 15 units) from a primary area and two courses (minimum 6 units) from each of the other two areas.
Depth Areas
Finance and Decision Area6-15
Students choosing F&D as their primary area must take at least two of ECON 51, MS&E 145 (or 245A), and MS&E 152 (or 252), as part of their 15 units
Introductory (no prerequisites)
Finance and Society for non-MBAs
Introduction to Decision Analysis
Intermediate (has prerequisites and/or appropriate for juniors and seniors)
Introduction to Investment Science
Corporate Financial Management
Decision Analysis I: Foundations of Decision Analysis
Advanced (intended primarily for graduate students, but may be taken by advanced undergraduates)
Investment Science
Advanced Investment Science
Financial Risk Analytics
Engineering Risk Analysis
Project Course in Engineering Risk Analysis
Operations and Analytics Area6-15
Students choosing O&A as their primary area may also include CS 161, CS 229, and STATS 202 in their selections 4
Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
Introduction to Optimization Theory
"Small" Data: Prediction, Inference, Causality
Introduction to Computational Social Science
Introduction to Stochastic Control with Applications
Information Networks and Services
Data Privacy and Ethics
Network Analytics
Introduction to Operations Management
Healthcare Operations Management
Service Operations and the Design of Marketplaces
Law, Bias, & Algorithms
Organizations, Technology, and Policy Area6-15
Students choosing OT&P as their primary area must take at least two of ENGR 145, MS&E 175, MS&E 182, MS&E 184, and MS&E 185 as part of their 15 units
Introductory (no prerequisites)
Ethical Issues in Engineering 4
Methods and Models for Policy and Strategy Analysis
Technology and National Security 4
Advanced (has prerequisites and/or appropriate for juniors and seniors)
Technology Entrepreneurship
Innovation, Creativity, and Change
Creativity Rules
Leading Organizational Change
MS&E 183
Future of Work: Issues in Organizational Learning and Design
Global Work
Organizing for Good
Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
Health Policy Modeling
MS&E 294
MS&E 295

For additional information and sample programs see the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs (UGHB).

Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) Minor

The following courses are required to fulfill the minor requirements:

Background requirements (two courses; letter-graded or CR/NC)
CME 100Vector Calculus for Engineers5
or MATH 51 Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Modern Applications
CS 106AProgramming Methodology5
Minor requirements (seven courses; all letter-graded)
MS&E 111Introduction to Optimization3-4
or MS&E 111X Introduction to Optimization (Accelerated)
MS&E 120Probabilistic Analysis 15
MS&E 121Introduction to Stochastic Modeling4
MS&E 125Introduction to Applied Statistics4
MS&E 180Organizations: Theory and Management4
Electives (select any two 100- or 200-level MS&E courses)6
Recommended courses
In addition to the required background and minor courses, it is recommended that students also take the following courses.
ECON 50Economic Analysis I5
MS&E 140Accounting for Managers and Entrepreneurs (may be used as one of the required electives above)2-4
or MS&E 140X Financial Accounting Concepts and Analysis