Effective Spring 2018 - students entering in Fall 2017 may opt to follow this new curriculum. MS students following an earlier curriculum should contact their program advisor at ZicklinMSPrograms@baruch.cuny.edu or review the appropriate bulletin for the year they entered.
A high priority for many organizations today is the transformation of an enormous amount of available data into usable information. Consequently, many companies are looking for individuals who are well-versed in modeling, statistical analysis, and computer information systems as the job market for people who have the ability to deal effectively with information is expanding at a tremendous pace. The Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling program is designed to provide a broad spectrum of basic quantitative skills; thus, the required specialization courses span the areas of operations research, statistics, and computer information systems. The flexible elective requirements permit the creation of a four-course quantitative sequence tailored to a student's professional and/or educational objectives. Students also have the option of doing a graduate internship. The MS program conforms with the DHS - STEM program so that international students who graduate from the MS/QMM program may be eligible for an additional 24-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT).
Preliminary Courses (7 credits)
Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.
|Calculus I*||4 credits|
|Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions||3 credits|
**MTH 2610 is an undergraduate course. Entering students are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of three credits of calculus before starting the MS program in order to waive this math requirement.
Courses in Specialization (31.5 credits)
|Required (16.5 credits)|
|Business Communication I**||1.5 credits|
|Principles of Database Management Systems||3 credits|
|Introduction to Quantitative Modeling||3 credits|
|Simulation Modeling and Analysis||3 credits|
|Basic Software Tools for Data Analysis |
|Applied Regression Analysis||3 credits|
Electives (15 credits)
Students can select any OPR, STA, CIS, or MTH course totaling 15 credits. With approval of the department advisor, students may select quantitatively-oriented courses in other areas. Students may select appropriate Graduate Internship courses BUS 9801 - BUS 9803.
*Effective for all MS-QMM students admitted in spring 2016 or later. Students admitted prior to spring 2016 should consult their preliminary course evaluation and/or waiver exam results, since other requirements and conditions may apply.