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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.

Credits
MTH 2610 Calculus I
4
ACC 9110 Financial Accounting
3
or
ECO 9730 Fundamentals of Microeconomics
1.5
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
1.5
CIS 9340 Principles of Database Management Systems
3
OPR 9721 Introduction to Quantitative Modeling
3
OPR 9730 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
3
OPR 9750 (STA 9750) Basic Software Tools for Data Analysis
3
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.

*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
Arie.Harel@baruch.cuny.edu

Office of 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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