Online Management Science and Engineering (Master's)

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The Management Science and Engineering online program is directed toward integrating scientific methods with the functional aspects of organizations by investigating the application of quantitative methodology and systems analysis in the context of decision making, risk analysis, economics and cost analysis, production management, and supply chain logistics. This integration provides the students with broad engineering management perspectives toward managerial decision-making in both private enterprise and public administration.

Mid-career professionals and recent graduates with a background in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences who intend to seek managerial, consulting or systems analyst positions are appropriate candidates. The Management Science and Engineering program prepares students for a life-long career addressing critical, technical and managerial needs in both private and public industries.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering administers the Management Science and Engineering degree program. Students will have the options of an MS or MEng in Management Science and Engineering.

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There are two options for a Master's Degree in Engineering in Management Science through distance education.

Master of Science:

  • The minimum program for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Management Science and Engineering consists of 24 credit hours of approved courses and satisfactory of a 6 credit thesis. A MS &E faculty member must supervise the thesis.
  • Courses from outside the ISE department usually include other engineering disciplines, mathematics, computer science, or business and economics.

Master of Engineering:

  • The minimum program for the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Management Science and Engineering consists of 27 credit hours of approved courses and completion of a satisfactory 3 credit project or, optionally, 30 credits of approved courses and no project.
  • This program of study is for those students whose interests are geared towards the practice of engineering management, design rather than research. A MS & E faculty member must supervise the project.

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To be admitted to the program a candidate must demonstrate basic competence in calculus, statistics, linear algebra, introductory operations research, accounting, production and economics.

  • A candidate lacking a certain background may be required to take background courses.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • GRE is required for admission.
  • International students are required to demonstrate English language skills to those required of degree-seeking students in the College. All international students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • No more than 9 credit hours of business courses may be taken in this program (e.g., MKT, ECO, GBUS courses).
  • Applicants can transfer up to 9 approved credits into the program.

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Each student is required to complete at least 12 credit hours of courses selected from the set of MGSE Core Courses. At least 6 credits must be ISE courses. Some courses below are not currently offered by distance. However, you can take them on campus or at another accredited institution, with prior approval from your academic advisor.

Core courses:
ECO 412 Mathematical Economics ISE 471 Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare
ECO 415 Econometrics ISE 472 Financial Management in Healthcare
IE 358 (ECO 358) Game Theory (cross listed) ISE 473 Information Technology in Healthcare
ISE 339 Stochastic Models and Applications MATH 311 Graph Theory
ISE 362 Logistics and Supply Chain Management MATH 312 Statistical Computing and Applications
ISE 404 Simulation MATH 334 Mathematical Statistics
ISE 410 Design of Experiments MATH 338 / STAT 438 Linear Models in Statistics with Applications
ISE 426 Optimization Models and Applications MATH 467 Financial Calculus I
ISE 442 Manufacturing Management MATH 468 Financial Calculus II
ISE 443 Automation and Production Systems MSE 356 Micromanufacturing Systems and Technologies
ISE 470 Introduction to Healthcare Systems  
GBUS 432 Demand and Supply Chain Planning GBUS 453 Transportation and Logistics Management
GBUS 450 Strategic Supply Management GBUS 456 Applied Supply Chain Models

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Academic Advisor
Derya Pamukcu
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Phone: 610-758-5868

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Department Website

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