Master of Science in Project Management - Operations Research
The applicant to the Master of Science in Project 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 the university 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.
The goal of the Master of Science in Project Management – Operations Research is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in project management and identified concentration areas.
The degree of Master of Science in Project 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 Prerequisite (noncredit for this program)
|MGT 5132||Basic Economics|
Note: In addition, 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 (8 courses)||CREDITS|
|MGT 5006||Introductory Statistics||3|
|MGT 5013||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 5064||Cost and Economic Analysis||3|
|MGT 5080||Strategic Project Management||3|
|MGT 5081||Project Tools and Techniques||3|
|MGT 5082||Cases in Applied Project Management||3|
|MGT 5088||Project and Program Risk Management||3|
|MGT 5090||Practicum for Project Management*||3|
|Electives (3 courses)||9|
|MTH 5401||Applied Statistical Analysis|
|MTH 5411||Mathematical Statistics|
|ORP 5001||Deterministic Operations Research Models|
|ORP 5002||Stochastic Operations Research Models|
|ORP 5003||Operations Research Practices|
|ORP 5010||Mathematical Programming|
|ORP 5011||Discrete Optimization|
|ORP 5030||Decision Analysis|
|ORP 5040||Quality Assurance|
|ORP 5041||Reliability Analysis|
|ORP 5042||Reliability, Availability and Maintainability|
|ORP 5050||Discrete System Simulation|
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 33
*Serves as the capstone course for this program.