Master of Science in Management Science


The Master of Science in Management Science degree is a 36 semester credit hours (STEM) degree program that has been designed for students who need highly marketable managerial and technical expertise in 18-24 months. This degree program has:

  • A focused set of required management courses based on market demand.
  • A flexibility that allows students to choose a variety elective courses and concentrations.
  • Convenient class scheduling, including online classes.
  • 36 months optional practical training (international students).
The MS in Management Science degree program allows students to design a program of study that fits their specific needs by pulling courses from the Jindal School Graduate Catalog to satisfy elective requirements. Students are encouraged to choose a concentration in at least one of the areas listed below to gain an in-depth knowledge of a specific business area, such as:
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Energy Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Internal Audit
  • International Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Organizations
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering and Management
The goal of the program is to help students acquire principles and techniques needed to develop creative solutions in a changing business environment, and contribute quickly to company success within their area of specialization.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Management Science

Catalog page: MS

MS in Management Science Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Dr. Shawn Alborz
Director, MS in Management Science Programs

JSOM Advising Office
Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas, SM20
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JSOM 2.250

Possible Careers

Budget Analyst, Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Healthcare Services Manager, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager, and variety of analysts and managerial positions.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.