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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 Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

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 Social and Behavioral Sciences 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
    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 the chair of the Management Science and Statistics department or department designee before registering for the course.

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

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.

For options in designing and selecting career tracks and/or certificates, contact the chair of the Management Science and Statistics Department or department designee.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK)*, ** 3
MS 1023 Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
MS 3043 Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (CBK)* 3
MS 3053 Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Third Year
Fall
GBA 2013 Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
MGT 3003 Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MS 4343 Production/Operations Management (major) 3
Upper-division Business elective (support work)   3
Spring
BLW 3013 Business Law (CBK) 3
FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
IS 3003 Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MS 3403 Logistics Management (major) 3
MS 4333 Project Management (major) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division Business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division Business elective (support work)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
MGT 4893 Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   2
Upper-division Business elective (support work)   3
Upper-division Business elective (support work)   3
Component Area Option (core)   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.


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