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Quantitative Methods and Modeling

MS in Quantitative Methods and Modeling

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

The MS 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 list of preliminary and specialization courses in given below.

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)


Preliminary Courses (8.5 - 10 credits)

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

English language modules offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies are required for non-native English speakers and may be waived based on a waiver exam.

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

*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 (30 credits)

Required Courses (16.5 credits)

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
STA 9750 (OPR 9750) Basic Software Tools for Data Analysis
STA 9700 Applied Regression Analysis 3

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.

For further information, contact:

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

Graduate Admissions (Prospective Applicants)

Address: 151 E. 25th St. Room 820 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Phone: (646) 312-1300
Fax: (646) 312-1301
Website: Graduate Admissions

Office of MS Programs (Current and Admitted Students)

Address: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 13-221 
Phone: (646) 312-3140

Fax: (646) 312-3141 
E-mail: Zicklin.Graduate.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu

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