Masters in Operation Research

Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
Hampton Roads, Lakehurst, Orlando, Picatinny, Huntsville, Virtual Site, Aberdeen
Major Code: 8331 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Northeast, Orlando, Picatinny, Virtual Site,
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The applicant to the Master of Science in Systems Management - Operations Research degree program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive up to 12 hours of the program prerequisites in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies. The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Systems Management - Operations Research is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites. 

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites are noncredit for this program.

  • MTH 1000 Precalculus
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0

Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Required Courses
  • MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MGT 5014 Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MGT 5066 Systems Analysis and Modeling
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MGT 5067 System Management
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MGT 5904 Systems Management Capstone Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 5401 Applied Statistical Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5001 Deterministic Operations Research Models
    Credit Hours: 0
Directed Electives
  • MTH 5411 Mathematical Statistics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5002 Stochastic Operations Research Models
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ORP 5003 Operations Research Practice
    Credit Hours: 0
Total Credits Required: 33

Note: Electives may be taken with approval of both the faculty advisor and program head from other graduate-level offerings in the extended studies department or other colleges or academic units (e.g., computer science, operations research, psychology). Any other deviation requires specific approval of the program head.