Doctoral Programs

The Management Science Concentration

Degree Requirements

First Year Course Work: The purpose of the first year courses is to provide students with a broad-based introduction to fundamentals. The program is flexible, in part to accommodate varied backgrounds. At the end of the first year, students are required to take a core examination. Courses taken during the first year should at least meet core requirements in Management Science.

 

Fall Semester Courses
Management Science I
Deterministic Models,
SOM 752
Probability & Statistics
Core Requirement*
Spring Semester Courses
Management Science II
Mathematical Analysis
Stochastic Processes
Seminar
Core Requirement*
* Linear Algebra, Data Structures, Numerical Analysis
 

Second Year Course Work: Students must complete a set of required courses prior to taking the qualifying comprehensive examination. These courses are typically taken during the second year. The required advanced courses are:

Business: Behavioral Course
Management Sciences: Two Seminars in Management Science
Stochastic Processes (IE)

Students may also decide on a minor during the second year and take courses to fulfill the minor requirement. Relevant minors are Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, etc.

 

Fall Semester Courses
Seminar
Advanced Elective*
Elective or Minor
Elective or Minor
Spring Semester Courses
Seminar
Stochastic Processes
Advanced Elective*
Elective or Minor
* Advanced Electives (SOM 825, or Independent Study)

 

Students may choose advanced courses as appropriate for preparation for dissertation work. The following courses apply:

 

Network Programming
Integer Programming
Computational Aspects of Mathematical Programming
Graph Theory
Transportation
Electives or Minor:
Simulation (IE)
Queuing Theory (IE)
Artificial Intelligence
Analysis of Algorithms
Microeconomics Theory
Managerial Economics