Graduate Program

The Decision Sciences Department offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Decision Sciences/Operations Research emphasis.

The program focuses on the connection between real-world business applications and quantitative modeling and analysis techniques. This emphasis includes courses in forecasting, simulation, data analysis, project management, optimization, supply chain management, process improvement and quality management. In these courses, students apply analytical methods and computer based tools to problems in a wide variety of industries.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is a highly structured [five 800-level courses are predetermined] and broadly based degree designed to prepare individuals to assume managerial positions in the decision-sciences profession and business organizations. This is the flagship graduate business degree program that most students select. Courses are offered exclusively at the Downtown Campus. The program is designed to accommodate needs of both full-time and part-time students.

All graduate decision sciences students must consult a decision sciences graduate adviser before taking Phase III specialization courses for the MBA degree.

In addition to the Phase III 18 units prescribed for this degree, students desiring a limited specialization in decision sciences should take one adviser-approved elective and three courses from the following group: DS 816, DS 851, DS 852, DS 853, DS 854, DS 855, DS 856.

More Information

For more information on the MBA program, see College of Business: Graduate Programs.

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