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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.

NOTE: F-1 students, with an EN26 major, are eligible to apply for STEM OPT and extend the employment authorization benefit for up to 24 months. Visit the OPT webpage for details.

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Requirements

  • Major requirements checklist (PDF)

Four Year Plans

  • Freshmen entering FA07 and later (PDF)

Two Year Plans

  • Transfer students entering FA09 and later (PDF)