Master of Science in Management Science

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The Master of Science in Management Science (MS MSc) is a 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program. It is a flexible and customizable degree program so students may choose their own course of study, selecting a variety of graduate courses and concentrations offered by JSOM to satisfy the elective requirements.

Why Should You Join MS MSc Program!

  • Design a customized program of study that fits your specific needs
  • Market demanded core courses that forms the today’s business Management
  • Select any graduate elective courses offered by JSOM
  • Select any concentration to gain an in-depth knowledge of a specific business area
  • Convenient class scheduling, including online classes
  • Apply for graduate scholarships and international study trips
  • Personalized career coaching
    • Internships/job placements with 36 months of OPT (international students only)
    • Work with the Career Management Center for internships and job placements
    • Networking and professional development opportunities
    • Free access to all career related resources

Admission Requirements

Applicants are encourage to review the graduate program requirements for admission.

MS Management Science at UT Dallas To apply for MS in Management Science degree program, an undergraduate degree is required (all majors are considered).

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  • Degree Plan
  • Students’ Profile
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Connect with the Director

Do you want to acquire highly marketable managerial and technical expertise in less than 24 months? The MS in Management Science (STEM) degree program may fit your needs very nicely. The MS in management Science degree program allows students to choose their own course of study. The goal is to help students acquire knowledge and techniques needed to develop creative business solutions to enhance your future careers.

Shawn Alborz, PhD Associate Dean
Director, MS MSc Program

MS MSc Degree Plan (STEM)

The Master of Science in Management Science (MS MSc) degree program requires a minimum 36 semester credit hours of management course work beyond prerequisite courses. Classes are offered on-campus or online which are especially suitable for students working full-time or part-time jobs. Work or educational experience in management is highly desirable but not required. Students also can obtain a dual MS MSc and MBA degree by successfully completing a minimum of 63 semester credit hours (if all prerequisites are met).


MS MSc degree program requires only one prerequisite which is business calculus or its equivalent. Students who have not satisfied this requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisite within the first semester of UT Dallas class work, by taking OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business). Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, although all grades earned in graduate courses impact the cumulative GPA.

Core Courses (10 semester credit hours)

Students must satisfactorily complete the following 10 semester credit hours:

  • ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting
  • MECO 6303 Business Economics
  • MIS 6204 Information Technology for Management
  • OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business

Elective Courses (26 semester credit hours)

Students may choose elective courses based on their interests from areas such as Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics, Healthcare or Information Technology Management by consulting with the program director or the JSOM advising office.

MS MSc Concentrations

A typical concentration has at least 15 semester credit hours in a given area. Concentrations provide opportunities for students to further advance their ability to analyze, communicate, incorporate theory into practice and develop the critical decision making skills necessary to succeed in a global economy. Thus, students in the MS in Management Science degree program are encouraged to consider one or two concentrations to gain an in-depth knowledge in a specific area or business discipline. Ultimately, students need to determine what is right for them and sometimes it might mean not to have any concentration at all, and simply take various courses to position themselves for future professional career.

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Energy Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering and Management
Graduate Program Concentrations


In today’s global and technology-driven environment, managers need skills to effectively analyze accounting information and make value-enhancing decisions. Students may select accounting courses to concentrate in financial analysis, consulting, corporate governance and tax management. This concentration can be further refined to the areas of assurance services, taxation and internal audit.

Business Analyltics

A concentration is business analytics covers statistics and econometrics, predictive modeling, decision and optimization (prescriptive) modeling, and data management. Students are prepared for a position within Marketing Analytics, Decision and Operations Analytics, Financial Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, and IT Analytics.

Energy Management

The Energy Management concentration will provide students with skills critical to managerial decision making within energy companies, focusing on supply chain, operations, finance, and risk management.

Finance Programs

Students can prepare for careers in corporate finance, investment management, or the management of financial institutions. Courses in this area emphasize creative solutions to business financing problems, the development of value maximizing investment and financing strategies, and the analysis and management of fixed income and equity investments. Students may choose to concentrate in either corporate financial planning or the analysis of financial securities and investment portfolios.

Healthcare Leadership and Management

The primary goal of this concentration is to prepare students for leadership positions in healthcare organizations. The healthcare concentration is cross functional and industry focused. Courses includes cases, projects and assignments that are centered around applying management skills to healthcare issues and organizations. Classes are taught by faculty and healthcare executives who bring special expertise and experience to the program.

Information Technology Management

Information Technology Management: Information technology is integral to all business operations and permeates all aspects of modern business and our courses will enable students to fully utilize information technology to solve business problems and gain strategic advantage. Advanced courses provide skills necessary for the “supply” side of information technology for IT consulting, software management and e-business.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship prepares students for successful business careers in entrepreneurial new ventures, entrepreneurial finance (venture capital/private equity), or innovation-related roles in mature organizations (product planning, product marketing, product development, etc.). The concentration permits students to pursue electives in either the new venture focus area or the innovation within the corporation focus area.

International Management

In today’s global economy, there is a need to develop skills in various international business environments. Students can take a multidisciplinary approach to study the international management, with courses in finance, marketing, strategic management, legal and cross-cultural management. These integrate concepts and theories with international policies and business practices and prepare students to succeed in developing successful international ventures.

Leadership in Organizations

The leadership concentration prepares students for management positions through the study of the psychological, sociological and organizational behavior disciplines. The program provides a foundation of leadership theory, building and problem solving in interpersonal work relationships, group dynamics, organizational decision-making and change and ethics.


Students learn to understand customers’ needs and purchase behaviors, how to satisfy those needs, and how to make a profit in competitive industries and markets. Topics include developing an effective marketing strategy, developing new products and managing different brands and product categories. Students can also acquire expertise in pricing, advertising and promotions, market research, and retailing strategies.


This concentration emphasizes organizational behavior and theory, and human resources management. Students learn how to effectively integrate and leverage human resources to create sustainable advantages in a competitive marketplace. Courses chosen in this area integrate a wide variety of disciplines, including economics, organization theory, finance, psychology, and sociology.

Real Estate

The real estate concentration will provide students with both a practical and educational bases to become skilled decision-makers within the industry. This concentration includes courses in real estate finance and capital markets, covering real estate loans, syndication, securitization, regulation, investment and analysis, combining lectures and case studies to explore the sources of real estate value, project feasibility, strategies for financing, and portfolio management while covering market analysis, government approvals, financing and risk assessment.

Strategic Management

This concentration focuses on corporate level strategic management, including implementation of strategic designs, top management team leadership, the strategic implications of the social, governmental, technological and international environments, organization structuring and strategic alliances. Students will learn how to integrate accounting, finance, economics and organization theory to create sustainable competitive advantage.

Supply Chain Management

Students specializing in supply chain management gain an analytical understanding of how to leverage profits by continuously improving business processes. Effective integration of customers, suppliers, factories and stores through the coordination of various functional areas (marketing, finance, procurement) is an important theme. The area emphasizes using incentives, contracts and information technologies to foster efficiency and success.

Systems Engineering and Management

The concentration is designed to meet the need for formalized education in design, engineering and management of complex systems involving a large number of interconnected components. It will develop a broad range of engineering and managerial skills that trains students to be managers of large projects that require expertise in both technical and managerial disciplines.

Class Profile

The Master of Science in Management Science (MS MSc) focuses on teaching students to develop business solutions through various approaches to strategic planning and solution developments. Our proud students come from a variety of backgrounds and experience and bring a great diversity and knowledge to classrooms.

Fall 2017-Spring 2017 MS Management Science Student Profile
Class StatisticsPercentage or Number
InternationalChina, France, India, Iran, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Taiwan, Turkey, Unites States, Vietnam
Average GMAT630
Average GRE306
Average TOEFL 96
Average IELTS 7.0
Average Work Experience*6 Years
Average Age28
Average Undergraduate GPA3.4
Average Graduate GPA3.6
Undergraduate Degree**Art, Business, Economics, Engineering, Science, Technology

* Work experience is not required for joining the MS Management Science program.
** To apply for MS in Management Science degree program, an undergraduate degree is required (all majors are considered).

Student Ambassadors

Chantel Powell (Tel)

Chantel Powell (Tel)

Dallas, TX – Class of 2018
Hobbies: Classical Music, Traveling, Drawing, Hiking

I am pursuing a Master of Science in Management Science (MS MSc) degree. After I received my undergraduate in Business Management, I decided to further my knowledge of certain aspects of business in IT and healthcare management. This meant that needed to choose a graduate program that was flexible enough to allow me to focus on classes that I needed a little more education on before going out into the career world. The MS in management science allows me to customize my degree so I can be successful in my professional career. Overall, I am able to take classes as part of my IT and healthcare management concentrations. I love the fact that my master’s degree supplies me with such a diverse skillset. I also adore the school and there are many opportunities to network and to grow as an individual. This school has an enormous amount of resources from job fairs, to resume workshops, all the way to training sessions that are given by leading industry personnel, just to name a few. Please contact me with any questions that you may have about the school or program. Please contact me and I am more than happy to assist you.

Sahil Ratra

Sahil Ratra

Faridabad, India – Class of 2018
Hobbies: Listening Music, Reading, Traveling

I am pursuing my Masters in Management Science (MS MSc) degree at UT Dallas. I hold a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University, India. I am a fast track graduation scholar and have featured in Guinness World Book of records for Poker Players. After graduation, I worked at Continental Automotive headquartered at Germany in the new product development division. I was always fascinated by the business modelling around the core product lifecycle and how the mainstream business along with its subsidiaries together drive growth and sustainability. This motivated me to pursue a formal degree, thus, I chose MS in Management Science. The program is a clear winner with its ability to give students to choose the subjects that interest them the most. Now, I am able to take a mix of courses in Supply Chain Management and Marketing to have a perfect career in the near future. Most of the activities on campus are student driven and provide multi-faceted exposure across. I believe I made the best choice for my career and would be happy to assist you with any questions regarding the course choice or campus. Please feel free to contact me for any questions.

Michelle He Zhu

Michelle He Zhu

Linyi, China – Class of 2017
Hobbies: Traveling, Communication, Reading, Art

For me, the MS Management Science is a perfect transition from accounting to the IT managerial field. I got my bachelor’s degree in Economics and then I worked as an auditor in the Beijing Government for several years. Thanks to this job, I got the opportunity to know how IT was applied to the traditional accounting profession in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. So, I became interested and needed a program which would strength my IT background. I chose MS Management Science since it matches my personal career plan. School also provides me with assistance in figuring out my future professional job. I would like to share my experience with anyone who is interested in this program. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.