Master of Science in Management Science


The Master of Science in Management Science degree is a 36 semester credit hours (STEM) degree program that has been designed for students who need highly marketable managerial and technical expertise in 18-24 months. This degree program has:

  • A focused set of required management courses based on market demand.
  • A flexibility that allows students to choose a variety elective courses and concentrations.
  • Convenient class scheduling, including online classes.
  • 36 months optional practical training (international students).

The MS in Management Science degree program allows students to design a program of study that fits their specific needs by pulling courses from the Jindal School Graduate Catalog to satisfy elective requirements. Students are encouraged to choose a concentration in at least one of the areas listed below to gain an in-depth knowledge of a specific business area, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Energy Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Internal Audit
  • International Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering and Management

The goal of the program is to help students acquire principles and techniques to develop creative solutions in a changing business environment and contribute quickly to company success within their area of specialization.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek such positions as: budget analyst, business analyst, financial analyst, healthcare services manager, human resources manager, marketing manager, operations manager, project manager, sales manager, and a variety of other analytical and managerial positions.

Program Information

Students also can obtain a double MS MSc and MBA degree by successfully completing a minimum of 63 semester credit hours (if all prerequisites are met).

NOTE: The Executive Education area of the Jindal School of Management offers three additional and separate MS MSc programs, which retain the same set of core courses but have their own set of specific electives. These include (1) the MS MSc with an emphasis in project management, (2) the Executive Healthcare Leadership and Management MS MSc and (3) the MS MSc with an emphasis in organizational behavior and coaching (see Executive Education catalog for more details). All three programs are supported entirely by participant fees, and special admissions requirements apply.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS in Management Science degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.