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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management Science

Solving problems and making decisions are integral parts of every organization’s daily operations. The discipline of Management Science focuses on the development and application of scientific and mathematical modeling to aid organizations in making these decisions. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply analytical models and to acquire essential computer skills necessary in the increasingly technical business environments. Many organizations hire management science majors for managerial positions because of their computing skills and problem-solving abilities. These skills are essential in business environments that are seeking increased efficiency and productivity. The focus of this degree is on applications and appropriate software with a view toward how a manager can effectively apply quantitative models to improve the decision-making process.

The diverse courses offered provide students with an opportunity to specialize in professional fields such as operations and logistics. Thus, students have the option of emphasizing operations and logistics or using their breadth of marketable skills and abilities to solve problems in a variety of organizations and functional areas. The degree is designed to prepare students for careers in manufacturing, materials management, service operations, procurement, third party logistics, transportation processes, and management consulting. Since management science majors study a wide variety of topics dealing with daily activities and problems faced by managers in today’s ever-changing world, many career tracks are available to them. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Science is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Economics.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Economics Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. 9 semester credit hours of required Management Science courses:

    MS  3403  Logistics Management
    MS  4333  Project Management
    MS  4343  Production/Operations Management

  2. 15 semester credit hours of business upper-division electives chosen from the following:

    ECO  3123  Introduction to Econometrics and Business Forecasting
    FIN   4523  Introduction to Risk Management
    FIN   4873  Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
    IS     4153  Web Site Development
    IS     4203  Business Process Re-engineering
    MKT  3083  Marketing Research
    MS    3063  Decision Support Systems
    MS    3313  Business Applications of Statistics
    MS    3413  Purchasing and Inventory Management
    MS    4313  Six Sigma and Lean Operations
    MS    4323  Simulation Applications in Business
    MS    4353  Service Operations Management
    MS    4363  Quality Management and Control
    MS    4383  Applied Forecasting in Operations
    MS    4543  Supply Chain Management
    MS    4913  Independent Study in Management Science
    MS    4933  Internship in Management Science
    MS    4953  Special Studies in Management Science
    STA  3003  Applied Statistics
    STA  3313  Experiments and Sampling
    STA  4133  Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS
    STA  4753  Time-Series Analysis
    STA  4803  Statistical Quality Control

    To substitute another course for one of the above electives, a student should submit a petition to the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center and receive approval from any Management Science full-time faculty member before registering for the course.

  3. 5 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives

For options in designing and selecting career tracks, contact a Management Science full-time faculty member.

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Management Science

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Semester Second Semester
IS 1403 3 COM 1053 3
MAT 1033 (core and major) 3 MS 1023 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level I 3
Visual & Performing Arts core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Third Semester Fourth Semester
ACC 2013 3 ACC 2033 3
ECO 2013* (core and major) 3 ECO 2023* 3
MS 3043 3 MS 3053 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
Literature core 3 Natural Sciences core - Level II 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
GBA 2013 3 BLW 3013 3
MGT 3003 3 FIN 3014 4
MGT 3013 3 IS 3003 3
MS 4343 3 MS 3403 3
Major elective (upper division) 3 MS 4333 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 16
Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
MKT 3013 3 MGT 4893 3
Business or non-business elective 3 Business or non-business elective 2
Major elective (upper division) 3 Major elective (upper division) 3
Major elective (upper division) 3 Major elective (upper division) 3
World Society & Issues core 3 Social & Behavioral Science core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 14

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.


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