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Quantitative Methods and Modeling

MS in Quantitative Methods and Modeling

The Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Methods and Modeling

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 17-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT).

Department of Homeland Security OPT Extension for STEM Programs

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a program in which international students who graduate from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degree programs can get an additional 17-month extension on their optional practical training (OPT); please see (http://www.dhs.gov/news/2012/05/11/dhs-announces-expanded-list-stem-degree-programs ).

The MS in Quantitative Methods and Modeling at Baruch conforms to the DHS-approved program list (14.3701—Operations Research, 52.1399 – Management Science and Quantitative Methods)

English Proficiency Requirements*
Students who completed their undergraduate education in a non-English speaking country will be required to take non-credit bearing modules in Grammar Troubleshooting and American English Pronunciation offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.  These modules may be waived based on a waiver exam.  The modules are not required for students who completed a four-year degree in an English-speaking country.
Preliminary Courses (8.5 - 10 credits)

Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

MTH 2610 Calculus I
ACC 9110 Financial Accounting
ECO 9730 Fundamentals of Microeconomics
STA 9708 Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions 3

Note: 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 Courses (18 credits)

BUS 9551* Business Communication I 1.5
CIS 9001 Information Systems for Managers I
CIS 9340 Principles of Database Management Systems
OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling
OPR 9730 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
OPR 9750 (STA 9750) Basic Software Tools for Data Analysis
STA 9700

Applied Regression Analysis


Elective Courses (13.5 credits)

It is recommended that the student select at least three credits in each of the three areas: OPR, STA, and CIS. A maximum of 9 credits may be selected from any one area.

With approval of the department advisor students may select BUS 9801 - BUS 9803 Graduate Internship or an approved quantitatively oriented course offered outside the department.

*Effective for all MS-Quantitative Methods and Modeling 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.

For further information, contact:

Prof. Arie Harel
Faculty Advisor
Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems
(646) 312-3394

Office of Graduate Admissions (Prospective Applicants)

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Office of MS Programs (Current and Admitted Students)

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