Decision Sciences Department {College of Business}

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Programs : Undergraduate

The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a Decision Sciences concentration, allowing students to acquire competence in decision making through the use of professional business software, such as spreadsheet, forecasting, and simulation packages. A minor in Decision Sciences is also offered.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Decision Sciences

The program prepares you for careers tied to the operations function in manufacturing and service organizations, both public and private. The operations function lies at the core of every organization, as it is responsible for actually producing goods or delivering services. Using decision sciences to improve operations is one of the most interesting and exciting challenges an organization offers.

The program provides students with the skills necessary to analyze and solve practical business problems. Courses allow students to acquire competence in decision making through the use of professional business software, such as spreadsheet, forecasting, and simulation packages. By selecting appropriate electives, students can prepare for a career using decision sciences in computer information systems, finance, operations, marketing, design and industry, accounting, international business, office systems, general management, or other areas within industry or government.

Employment Areas

Students completing the Decision Sciences concentration can move into jobs such as administrative analyst, benefit analyst, budget analyst, business analyst, consultant, buyer, corporate planner, credit analyst, data analyst, direct mail analyst, director of purchasing, distribution planner, expediter, facilities manager, financial analyst, human resources analyst, inventory controller, management science analyst, merchandise control analyst, market researcher, materials manager, merchandise control analyst, operations manager, operations research analyst, pricing analyst, product analyst, production planner, program analyst, project manager, quality assurance analyst, quality control analyst, real estate analyst, research data analyst, scheduling manager, software quality assurance analyst, statistical analyst, transportation analyst, warehouse manager. Some of these jobs may require a master's degree.

For a complete description of the program: see Bulletin : Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Decision Sciences.

Minor in Decision Sciences

These programs are designed to provide undergraduates with a focused exposure to a particular area of business practice rather than the broad exposure of the General Business Minor. As such, they can provide professional and technical skills needed for entry into specialized business employment for non-business majors or serve as an alternative to a double major for business majors wishing expertise in a second field. For more information, see Bulletin : Minor in Decision Sciences.

San Francisco State University Major Degree Roadmaps

A Degree Roadmap is a semester-by-semester guide to the course requirements necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree in a designated major. A Roadmap is designed to help students select classes that satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, major requirements, other all-university requirements and to graduate in four years. The Roadmap cannot replace consultation with an advisor in your major or an advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center. You should always use your Degree Roadmap in conjunction with the Bulletin and your DARS report, ASE (if applicable), and transcript to select classes for an upcoming semester.

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