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The Ross STEM-Designated Specialization in Management Science is designed for any MBA interested in pursuing a quantitative management and business analytics role — whether it's in marketing, supply chain, finance, technology, or as an entrepreneur.
Through a diverse set of courses spanning seven academic areas, the 18-credit Specialization in Management Science gives you the flexibility to customize your study to your interests. Choose from a dynamic course selection that focuses on topics like The Psychology of Start-Ups, Competitive Tactics & Policy, Valuation, Artificial Intelligence for Business, and Marketing Engineering and Analytics.
Mastering Execution: Resource Costing Systems - ACC 650 (1.5 credits)
Financial Statement Analysis I - ACC 711 (2.25 credits)
Financial Statement Analysis II - ACC 713 (2.25 credits)
Valuation - FIN 615 (2.25 credits)
Marketing Research and Analytics: Linking Data to Business Decisions - MKT 618 (3.0 credits)
Customer Analytics - MKT 626 (1.5 credits)
Marketing Engineering and Analytics - MKT 630 (2.25 credits)
Applied Regression and Data Analysis - TO 566 (1.5 credits)
Data Mining and Applied Multivariate Analysis - TO 567 (1.5 credits)
Applied Business Forecasting I - TO 572 (1.5 credits)
Applied Business Analytics and Decisions - TO 618 (3.0 credits)
Logistics - TO 621 (2.25 credits)
Advanced Big Data Analytics - TO 628 (2.25 credits)
Artificial Intelligence for Business - TO 633 (2.25 credits)
Big Data Management: Tools and Techniques - TO 640 (2.25 credits)
Revenue Management - TO 649 (2.25 credits)
A Brief Introduction to Computing Technologies: Crypto, Al, Quantum - ACC 651 (0.5 credits)
Competitive Tactics and Policy - BE 580 (2.25 credits)
Incentives and Productivity - BE 619 (2.25 credits)
Intellectual Property Law - BL 509 (2.25 credits)
Financial Derivatives in Corporate Finance: Managing Risk and Creating Value - FIN 580 (2.25 credits)
Fixed Income and Securities Markets - FIN 609 (2.25 credits)
Corporate Financial Policy - FIN 621 (2.25 credits)
Venture Capital Finance - FIN 623 (2.25 credits)
Private Equity Finance - FIN 624 (2.25 credits)
Pricing Analytics and Strategy - MKT 608 (3.0 credits)
New Product and Innovation Management - MKT 625 (2.25 credits)
Marketing Strategy for the Digital Age - MKT 642 (2.25 credits)
Topics in Strategic Human Capital Management - MO 567 (2.25 credits)
The Psychology of Start-up Teams - MO 602 (2.25 credits)
Information Technology Strategy in Supply Chain and Logistics - TO 623 (1.5 credits)
Mobile Innovation Development - TO 626 (3.0 credits)
New Age of Innovation - TO 630 (2.25 credits)
Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Operations Management - TO 635 (2.25 credits)
FinTech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Other Technology Innovations - TO 638 (3.0 credits)
Financial Modeling - FIN 575 (1.5 credits)
Decision Support with Spreadsheets - TO 512 (1.5 credits)
Business Application Development with Visual Basic for Excel - TO 515 (2.25 credits)
Project Management - TO 616 (1.5 credits)
No. The 57-credit hour requirement to graduate remains for all students, including those completing the Specialization in Management Science.
No. Because total required credit hours remain the same, tuition is not affected.
Students who successfully complete the Specialization in Management Science and meet employment requirements may be eligible for the 24-month STEM OPT extension.
The courses that qualify for this specialization in management science are listed here. New courses will be reviewed annually.
Students can begin taking courses in the first year of their MBA; however, the Specialization in Management Science is not officially reflected on your transcript until the start of your second year.
Yes, as long as you successfully complete the requirements for the MBA, you will still be able to earn an MBA without the Specialization in Management Science.
Students will have the opportunity to opt-in and out one time. Once you opt out you will not be able to opt back in.
Contact an academic advisor at MBAProgramOffice@umich.edu.