• Degree Requirements

    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 two of the following subjects in the departmental program: 1.00, 6.00, 6.005, 6.041, 18.06, 18.440, or 18.700  
    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 with 15.279 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
    1.00, 6.00 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 or 15.058 Optimization Methods, 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:
    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.

    † Additional information about 15.053 and 15.058 can be found on Prof. James Orlin’s faculty pages.