Management Science Major (EN26), B.S.
To receive a bachelor of science degree in Management Science, no more than six upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward the major.
Focus of the major
- Quantitative major in applied economics with a management focus.
- Builds on a set of related quantitative methods for optimal allocation of scarce resources in private and public enterprises.
- Covers some of the functional fields of business management; however, the degree is more focused on quantitative methods than a traditional business administration major.
- Helps to prepare students for a MBA program.
- Apply the formal methods used by statisticians to analyze data to learn about the real world
- Use basic econometric methods to quantify uncertainty with confidence intervals; use regression to infer causal relationships; and use regressions for prediction
- Critically interpret empirical studies
- Set up, solve and analyze optimization models with more than one constraint
- Apply optimization models to consumer, producer, and market theories
- Use game theory to analyze the strategic behavior of individuals and firms
- Determine the value of various financial assets and liabilities under uncertainty
- Translate an economic problem into an appropriate mathematical model; describe solution techniques; and interpret the solutions to mathematical problems in economic terms
- Major requirements checklist (PDF)
Four Year Plans
- Freshmen entering FA07 and later (PDF)
Two Year Plans
- Transfer students entering FA09 and later (PDF)