There are four components to the Bachelor of Science degree at MIT:
These requirements can be illustrated conceptually like this:
The following are the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Management Science:
|General Institute Requirements||Subjects|
|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 three following subjects in the departmental program: 1.00*, 6.041**, and 18.06|
|Laboratory (LAB) 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|
|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|
|Subject names are followed by credit units and a notation as to any GIRs they satisfy (if any).|
|1.00*||Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, 12, REST|
|6.041**||Probabilistic Systems Analysis, 12, REST|
|14.01||Principles of Microeconomics, 12, HASS|
|14.02||Principles of Macroeconomics, 12, HASS|
|15.053†||Optimization Methods in Management Science, 12|
|15.075**||Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis, 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||Linear Algebra, 12, REST|
|Functional Subject. Choose one of the following four subjects:|
|15.354‡||Innovation and Entrepreneurship: How to Do It, 9|
|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:|
|Business Analytics and Operations Research (BAOR)|
|Departmental Subjects That Also Satisfy GIRs (given in units)||(60)|
|Students have the option of using five of the following six subjects within the departmental program to satisfy GIR subjects: 1.00*, 6.041**, 14.01, 14.02, 15.301***, and 18.06. If they do so, the units for these subjects will not count toward the 180 units required beyond GIRs.|
|Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree||180|
Students who entered MIT during the 2007-08 academic year or earlier have the option of pursuing two Bachelor of Science degrees. In order to receive both degrees, a student must complete the General Institute Requirements, the departmental requirements for both majors, and 270 units beyond the GIRs. The two degrees may be received simultaneously or sequentially.
In April 2008, the Faculty approved a proposal from the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP) to replace the Program for Two Bachelor’s Degrees with a double major option within the framework of a single SB degree. The double major option is available to all students who plan to graduate in June 2010 or later.
For more information, visit the Committee on Curricula (CoC).
Students must pre-register and bid for every Sloan graduate subject they wish to take the following term. Students will no longer bid for Sloan undergraduate subjects (those designated as “U” in the MIT Subject Listing and Schedule). There is one exception. Students must bid for 15.412, Finance Theory II, even though 15.412 is an undergraduate subject.
For additional information about the bidding process, visit the 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.
‡ 15.354 will not be offered in Spring 2013. Instead, students may substitute 15.900 (Competitive Strategy, 6 units, H1) and either 15.910 (Innovation Strategy, 6 units, H2) or 15.911 (Entrepreneurial Strategy, 6 units, H2). All three classes will be open to undergraduates in Spring 2013.