Management Science Concentration

MBA,  MAM, and GBS students at the Yale School of Management may pursue an optional concentration in management science drawing on Yale SOM faculty’s broad expertise in applying quantitative methods to challenges in business and management. International students who pursue the management science concentration will have the opportunity to qualify for an additional two-year STEM extension of the Post-Completion OPT work permission*. Students will earn the concentration by completing a minimum of 16 credit units (cu) of eligible courses. For MBA students, 6 cu of the requirement will come from the MBA core.

The following definition of management science, stated in the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), guides a faculty committee in determining which courses are eligible for the concentration:

The Management Science concentration is a general program focusing on the application of statistical modeling, data warehousing/mining, programming, forecasting, and operations research techniques to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance. Includes instruction in optimization theory and mathematical techniques, data warehousing/mining, stochastic & dynamic modeling, operations analysis, and the design and testing of prototype systems/evaluation models.

 The request form to declare the management science concentration is found here.  To view the concentration on your student record, login to Student Information Systems SIS for updated concentration information. The concentration will appear on your transcript and not your diploma.

The deadlines to declare the management science concentration can be referenced in the  SOM Academic Calendar.


    Management Science Course List

MBA Core Courses (not required for GBS or MAM students)

2cu   MGT 403

  Probability Modeling and Statistics

2cu   MGT 405

  Modeling Managerial Decisions

2cu   MGT 422

  Operations Engine

A student exempting out of one or more core courses must make up the exempted credits from electives.
***MBA students apply 6cu from the core

Elective Courses

4cu   MGT 510

  Data Analysis and Causal Inference (R. Jensen)

4cu   MGT 542/2cu MGT 935

 Speculation and Hedging in Financial Markets or Financial Instruments for Speculation and Hedging (S. Giglio)

4cu   MGT 544

  Investment Management (P. Goldsmith-Pinkham)

4cu MGT 555

Pricing Strategy (S. Ghili)

2cu   MGT 556

  Big Data and Customer Analytics (K. Uetake)- 2 cu spring 2022

4cu   MGT 561

Product Management (A.Burnap)

4cu   MGT 575

  Social Media Analytics (T. Zaman)

4cu   MGT 595

  Applied Quantitative Finance (T. Moskowitz)

4cu   MGT 611 /HPM 611

2cu MGT 611 G1 


Policy Modeling (E. Kaplan)


2cu   MGT 616


2cu MGT 853


  Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, and Markets (E. Chalioti)


Al Strategy & Marketing (V. Kumar)

4cu   MGT 622


2cu   MGT 822

Game Theory (B. Polack) (cross-list with ECON159, GLBL159)


  Game Theory and Market Design (J. Zhou)

4cu   MGT 656/660

  Management of Software Development (K. Jensen) or Advanced Management of Software Development

4cu   MGT 672 /GLBL 543

  Practicum in Data Analysis Using Stata (J. Thomas)

4CU MGT 681/HPM 573

Advanced Topics in Modeling Healthcare Decisions

2cu   MGT 803

  Decision Making with Data (P. Schott)

4cu   MGT 805

  Fixed Income Securities: Bonds, Swaps & Derivatives (S. Majd)

2cu   MGT 809

  Advanced Business Analytics with Spreadsheets (L. Meng & E. Pinker)

4cu   MGT 817

  Sports Analytics (T. Moskowitz & N. Rudi)

2cu   MGT 819

  Big Data (V. Manshadi)

2cu   MGT 830

  Survey Design and Analytics (C. Esteves-Sorenson)

2cu MGT 831

 Sharing Economy (A. Oery)

2cu   MGT 851

  Strategic Market Measurement (A. Oery)

2cu   MGT 852

  Listening to the Customer (A. Oery)

2cu   MGT 855

  How to Design and Run Business Experiments (S. Frederick)

2cu MGT 858

Datasystems (K.Jensen)


MGT862 /ECON 160


Applications in Game Theory (J. Deb, B. Polak)

 Prerequisites:  MGT 822 (same as ECON159 and GLBL159)  or MGT 622

2cu   MGT 872

  Managing Sustainable Operations (S. Alizamir)

2cu   MGT 873

  Supply Chain Management (S. Kim)

2cu   MGT 877

  Simulation Modeling (A. Jain)

2cu   MGT 879

  Healthcare Operations (E. Pinker)

2cu MGT 923

Asset Pricing Theory (S. Giglio)

4cu MGT 930

Financial Econometrics & Machine Learning (B. Kelly) 

2cu MGT 936

Fixed Income Strategies (J. Brooks)    

2cu MGT 937

Hedge Fund Strategies (A. Frazzini)    

  • If there is a GBS section of the course above, it will also count toward the management science concentration.  MGT 622 Game Theory is not a replacement course for MGT 822  Game Theory and Market Design in relation to the GBS 16 unit requirement.



Other Yale Courses

Students may apply 1 non-SOM course (4 units) toward the management science concentration from the pre-approved list below.


CPSC 100 (also known as CS50)

  Introduction to Computing and Programming

CPSC 112

  Introduction to Programming

CPSC 123

  YData: An Introduction to Data Science (cross-list  with S&DS 123, PLSC 351, S&DS 523)

CPSC 201

  Introduction to Computer Science

CPSC 223

  Data Structures and Programming Techniques

CPSC 365

  Algorithms (Cross-list ECON 365)













S&DS 172

YData: Data Science for Political Campaigns (cross-lists EP&E 328, PLSC 347, S&DS 572, PLSC 524)

S&DS 262

  Computational Tools for Data Science (cross-list AMTH 262, S&DS 562)

S&DS 565

  Introduction to Machine Learning (cross-list S&DS 265

S&DS 365

 Intermediate Machine Learning (cross-list S&DS 665)

BIS 515


Accelerated Biostatistics


                        *Some courses may not be offered in the current academic year (2022-2023) *