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    The Bachelor of Science Degree (SB)

     There are four components to the Bachelor of Science degree at MIT: 
     
    •  The 17 General Institute Requirements (GIRs) taken by all MIT undergraduates 
    •  The requirements of the departmental program (major) 
    •  At least 180 units beyond GIRs. These include:
      •  Subjects in the departmental program that are not used to satisfy GIR subjects 
      •  Unrestricted electives chosen by the student   
       
     These requirements can be illustrated conceptually like this:
     Degree Requirements  

    The Bachelor of Science in Management Science

    The following are the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Management Science:

     General Institute Requirements  Subjects
      Science Requirement    6 
    Calculus (2 subjects)
    Physics (2 subjects)
    Chemistry (1 subject)
    Biology (1 subject)
      Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement    2 
    This requirement can be satisfied with classes that fulfill the computer programming, probability, and linear algebra requirements in the departmental program
      Laboratory Requirement    1 
    This requirement can be satisfied with 15.301* in the departmental program
      Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement    8 
    Distribution Requirement (3 subjects)
    Concentration Requirement (3-4 subjects)
    HASS portion of the Communication Requirement (2 subjects)
    The HASS Requirement can be partially satisfied with 14.01 and 14.02 in the departmental program
     Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree   17 
      Physical Education Requirement      
     8 PE points 
     Swim test 
      Communication Requirement      
     2 Communication-Intensive HASS subjects (CI-H). (See the HASS Requirement above.)
     2 Communication-Intensive Major subjects (CI-M); This requirement is satisfied with15.279 and 15.301* in the departmental program

    Departmental Program Units
     Subject names are followed by credit units and a notation as to any GIRs they satisfy (if any). 
     Required Subjects   120-123 
     1.001.000, 6.00 (no longer offered), 6.0001+6.0002, or 6.005  Computer Programming, 12, REST  
     6.041 or 18.440  Probability, 12, REST  
     14.01 or 15.016  Microeconomics, 12 or 9, 14.01 is a HASS subject; 15.016 is not a HASS subject  
     14.02  Principles of Macroeconomics, 12, HASS  
     15.053
    Optimization Methods in Management Science, 12  
     15.075 or 18.443  Statistics, 12  
     15.279  Management Communication for Undergraduates, 12, CI-M  
     15.301* Managerial Psychology Laboratory, 15, LAB, CI-M  
     15.501  Corporate Financial Accounting, 12  
     18.06 or 18.700  Linear Algebra, 12, REST  
     Restricted Electives   27-45 
     Functional Subject. Choose one of the following three subjects:
     15.411  Finance Theory I, 9  
     15.761  Introduction to Operations Management, 9  
     15.812  Marketing Management, 9  
     Concentration Subjects. Choose two to three additional subjects from a specified list of electives in one of the following areas:
     Finance   
     Information Technologies   
     Marketing Science   
     Business Analytics and Operations Research (BAOR)   
     Departmental Subjects That Also Satisfy GIRs (given in units)   (60) 
    As noted above, students have the option of using five subjects within the departmental program to satisfy REST, HASS, and Lab subjects. If they do so, the units for these subjects will not count toward the 180 units required beyond GIRs.
    Unrestricted Electives 72-90
    Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180


    MIT Sloan Bidding

    Sloan uses a course bidding system to determine enrollment in graduate courses.  Students should pre-register and bid for each Sloan graduate subject they wish to take the following term.  Students who wish to take undergraduate classes (those designated "U" in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule) should pre-register for them as they would any other MIT course.  (Bidding is not necessary.)

    For additional information about the bidding process, visit the MIT Sloan Bidding site.

    15.301 is a 15-unit subject. MIT will count 12 of these units toward the Institute Lab Requirement, which is a GIR, and the remaining 3 units will count toward units beyond GIRs.