MSE Curriculum, for Class Starting Fall 2016

The MS&E program is a three-semester program which can be completed in a single calendar year. Students enter in the Fall term and can either finish their coursework at the end of the following August, or alternatively, have the option to take the Summer term off (e.g. for an internship) and complete their coursework by the end of the following Fall term. Students are required to take the equivalent of 12 three-credit courses (36 credits).

Students must take at least 6 courses within the IEOR Department (18 credits), 4 to 6 courses at the Business School, and the remaining courses (if any) within the School of Engineering, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Students in residence during the Summer term take 2 to 4 Business School courses in the third (Summer) semester in order to complete their program. To facilitate with academic programming, students should complete a program plan to be reviewed by their advisor.

The Department requires that students achieve grades of B- or higher in each of the three fundamental core courses. Poor performance in these courses is indicative of inadequate preparation and is very likely to lead to serious problems in completing the program. As a result, students failing to meet this criterion will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Courses with a FINC, DROM or MGMT designation are Business School courses. Courses with IEOR, SIEO and IEME designations are IEOR department courses. The curriculum for the class starting Fall 2016 is presented below. (The curriculum for the Fall 2015 Class) 

Core (12 points):
DROMB8000-060 Introduction to Spreadsheet Optimization and Simulation (8/26, 8/30, 9/1)
IEORE4004-001 Optimization Models and Methods (taken first Fall semester)
IEORE4111 Operations Consulting (starts first Fall semester, all-year course)
IEORE4101 Probability Models (MSE) (taken first Fall semester)
IEORE4102 Stochastic Models (MSE) (taken during Spring semester)
IEORE4578 Professional Development (MSE)

Semi-Core (DRO, Analysis & Management Electives - 18 points):

Decision, Risk and Operations Electives (9 points total):

Decision, Risk and Operations Courses Fall '16 Spring '17
DROMB8106-060 Operations Strategy, 1.5 credits (summer)    
DROMB8107-060/061 Service Operations x
DROMB8116-060 Risk Management x  
DROMB8127-060 Immersion Seminar: Big Data, 1.5 credits x
DROMB8131-060 Sports Analytics x  
DROMB8510-060/061 Managerial Negotiations x
DROMB8816-001 Quantitative Pricing and Revenue Analytics, 1.5 credits x  
IEORE4650 Business Analytics x x
DROMB8108-060 Supply Chain Management
DROMB8122-060 MSE Game-Theoretic Business Strategy   x
DROMB8123-060 Demand and Supply Analytics
DROMB8858-060 Data-Driven Entrepreneurship x x

Summer 2017 electives will be announced shortly.

Analysis & Management Electives (9 points total; at least one elective from each group):

Select at minimum (1) from the Management Group:

Management Courses Fall '16 Spring '17
ECONGU4280 Corporate Finance (by application) x x
IEMEE4310 The Manufacturing Enterprise x
IEORE4550 Entrepreneurial Business Creation for Engineers x x
IEORE4573 Design and Agile Project Management Engineering Lab x
IEORE4575 Designing Digital Operating Models x x
IEORE4711 Global Capital Markets x
IEORE4998 Managing Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship x x
FINCB8307 Advanced Corporate Finance
IEORE4412 Quality Control and Management
IEORE4505 Operations Research in Public Policy
IEORE4510 Project Management
IEORE4560 Lean LaunchPad (Week-long in January, application only)

Select at minimum (1) from the Analysis Group:

Analysis Courses Fall '16 Spring '17
IEORE4000 Operations Management x
IEORE4403 Quantitative Corporate Finance x
IEORE4407 Game Theoretic Models of Operations x
IEORE4418 Transportation Analytics and Logistics x
IEORE4507 Healthcare Operations Management x
IEORE4540 Data Mining for Engineers x x
IEORE4571 Python for Operations Research, 1.5 credits x  
IEORE4572 Data Analytics for Operations Research x x
IEORE4405 Scheduling
IEORE4600 Applied Integer Programming
IEORE4601 Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management

Breadth Electives (6 points total):
The breadth electives can be selected from the Business School, the School of Engineering, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.

Electives are selected under the advisement of the student's faculty advisor. Courses taken from the School of Professional Studies will not be counted towards the M.S. degree (i.e. courses with the following prefixes: ACTU, BUSI, COPR, IKNS, SUMA, FUND, and more).

All Business school courses listed above are open to MS&E students. MS&E students will enjoy some priority for other business school courses as described below:
When courses are under-subscribed by Business School students during pre-registration, the courses are normally eligible for cross-registration by students in other schools. MS&E students will receive priority to register for these courses prior to their being made available to students in other programs and Schools. If more MS&E students wish to enroll in a course than there are seats available, the IEOR department will make the decision on the students who will get the spaces (e.g. based on a lottery or GPA). Only if additional space is available after MS&E students have signed up, then these courses will be made available to other cross-registration students at the University. When courses are subscribed close to capacity during pre-registration, available seats will be open to all students on a first come/first served basis after the first class.