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COVID-19-Related Degree Requirement Changes

For information on how Management Science and Engineering degree requirements have been affected by the pandemic, see the "COVID-19 Policies tab" in the "Management Science and Engineering" of this bulletin. For University-wide policy changes related to the pandemic, see the "COVID-19 and Academic Continuity" section of this bulletin.

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 Science43
Up to ten units of AP/IB Calculus, MATH 19, 20, and/or 21. 110
All required; see SoE Basic Requirements 1 and 222
Vector Calculus for Engineers
Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Modern Applications
Introduction to Matrix Methods (formerly CME 103)
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Stochastic Modeling
Introduction to Applied Statistics
Select two of the following: 28
Chemical Principles II
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. 33
Technology in Society 43
Select one of the following; see SoE Basic Requirement 4
Techniques of Failure Analysis
Ethics in Bioengineering
The Rise of Digital Culture
Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy
Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change
Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity, and Equity
Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions
Ethics and Equity in Transportation Systems
Technology and National Security: Past, Present, and Future
International Security in a Changing World
The Public Life of Science and Technology
Engineering Fundamentals 512
Three required; see SoE Basic Requirement 3
Programming Methodology 6
Introduction to Optimization
Introduction to Optimization (Accelerated)
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Engineering Analysis
Intro to Solid Mechanics
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Engineering of Systems
Introductory Electronics
An Intro to Making: What is EE
Introduction to Electromagnetics and Its Applications
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 552
Core Courses (all six required)28
Programming Abstractions
Principles of Economics
Economic Analysis I
Senior Project (WIM)
Accounting for Managers and Entrepreneurs
Organizations: Theory and Management
Area Courses (eight required; see below)24
Depth Areas
Choose eight courses; four courses from a primary area and two courses from each of the other two areas.
Finance and Decision Area
Students choosing F&D as their primary area must take at least two of ECON 51 (or MS&E 241), MS&E 145 (or 245A), and MS&E 152 (or 252).
Introductory (no prerequisites)
Finance, Corporations, and Society
Introduction to Decision Analysis
Intermediate (has prerequisites and/or appropriate for juniors and seniors)
Introduction to Finance and Investment
Corporate Financial Management
Decision Analysis I: Foundations of Decision Analysis
Advanced (intended primarily for graduate students, but may be taken by advanced undergraduates)
Economic Analysis
Investment Science
Advanced Investment Science
Financial Risk Analytics
Engineering Risk Analysis
Project Course in Engineering Risk Analysis
Operations and Analytics Area
Students choosing O&A as their primary area may also include one of CS 161, CS 229, or STATS 202 in their selections.
Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
Introduction to Optimization Theory
Fundamentals of Data Science: Prediction, Inference, Causality
Introduction to Computational Social Science
Introduction to Stochastic Control with Applications
Information Networks and Services
Incentives and Algorithms
Introduction to Game Theory
Introduction to Game Theory
Data Privacy and Ethics
Network Structure and Epidemics
Introduction to Operations Management
Healthcare Operations Management
Service Operations and the Design of Marketplaces
Law, Order, & Algorithms
Healthcare Systems Design
Organizations, Technology, and Policy Area
Introductory (no prerequisites)
Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions
Technology and National Security: Past, Present, and Future
Advanced (has prerequisites and/or appropriate for juniors and seniors)
Inventing the Future
Technology Entrepreneurship
Innovation, Creativity, and Change
Leading Organizational Change
Leading Organizational Change II
Future of Work: Issues in Organizational Learning and Design
Global Work
Organizing for Good
Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
Health Policy Modeling

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:

Prerequisites (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 120Introduction to Probability 14
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 prerequisite 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)3-4