Department of Management Science and Statistics

“The Actuarial Science program at UTSA provides you with a solid foundation in mathematics, probability, and statistics. My professors did a great job of communicating complex topics. They also were pivotal in my understanding of the time and dedication needed to prepare for my first actuarial exams.”

Salvador M. Melendez ’13

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Management Science and Statistics is to offer both undergraduate and graduate educational programs that are of high quality and meet the changing needs of the global community; to provide a supportive learning environment for students; to foster the success of our students in their professional careers; and to create an academic environment that stresses excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions, and service. The Department contributes to the missions of the College and the University through research and education in the quantitative sciences. Theory and analysis are applied to a variety of interdisciplinary problems to discover new approaches for meeting the challenges of decision making in a global arena of expanding technology and information.

Department Information

The disciplines of Management Science and Statistics are integral to modern decision-making processes. These interdisciplinary fields emphasize the use of quantitative methods and computers for analyzing, understanding, visualizing, and interpreting data. Management Science seeks to provide a rational basis for decision analysis across a broad spectrum of business functions such as production/operations, marketing, finance, human resources, project management, logistics, and supply chain management. Statistical methods provide analytical tools for research in high-technology and biomedical industries, insurance, and government agencies. Both disciplines offer the opportunity to pursue advanced graduate studies. The Department of Management Science and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Actuarial Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. The department also offers minors in Actuarial Science, Adaptive Decision Models for Business, Statistics, and Management Science, which are open to all majors in the University. In addition, certificates are offered in Business Analytics, and Operations and Supply Chain Management

Department Honors

The Department of Management Science and Statistics offers the opportunity for certain of its outstanding students to achieve the designation of Honors in Major and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection for Honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the Department Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) in consultation with the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the designation, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major at UTSA. To graduate with the honors designation, these minimum grade point averages must be maintained. Students interested in this program should contact the Department of Management Science and Statistics office for additional information. Department honors can be attained independent of, or in addition to, University Honors. In order to have departmental honors noted on the transcript, students must submit a letter of request for departmental honors to the Department Chair by Census Date of their last semester.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science is a discipline that uses mathematics and statistical models to assess and manage risk and to solve emerging financial and social problems. Graduates’ unique blend of analytical and business skills are especially valuable in the insurance and financial services industry. They apply their skills to calculations in life, health, social, and casualty insurance, annuities and pensions. Traditionally, they have been involved in developing probability tables for natural disasters, unemployment, etc. There is an increasing need for trained actuaries in the insurance industry. The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Actuarial Science provides students the opportunity to acquire the quantitative and business skills to prepare them for a career as an actuary. The minimum number of semester credit hours for the B.B.A. degree in Actuarial Science is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Actuarial Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The two courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree.

MAT 1214 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics.

ECO 2023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

A. Required Mathematics and Statistics courses
MAT 1224Calculus II4
MAT 2214Calculus III4
STA 3523Mathematical Statistics3
STA 4133Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS3
STA 4713Applied Regression Analysis3
STA 4753Time-Series Analysis3
B. Additional Courses
Select two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Risk Management
Property-Liability Insurance Finance
Life and Health Insurance Finance
Business Analytics
Statistical Applications Using SAS Software
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Internship in Statistics
C. Examination Preparation
STA 4961Actuarial Science Examination Preparation (to be taken two semesters)2
Total Credit Hours28

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Actuarial Science

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and CBK) 14
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Spring
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (core and CBK) 3
MAT 1224Calculus II (major) 4
STA 3003Applied Statistics (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics 3
MAT 2214Calculus III (major) 4
STA 3513Probability and Statistics (CBK) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Evaluated for Admission to the College of Business
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II 3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
STA 3523Mathematical Statistics (major) 3
American History (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
STA 4133Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS 3
STA 4713Applied Regression Analysis 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Spring
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
STA 4753Time-Series Analysis (major) 3
Upper-division FIN or STA Directed Elective (support work) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
STA 4961Actuarial Science Examination Preparation (support work) 1
Upper-division FIN or STA Directed Elective (support work) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Spring
BLW 3013Business Law (CBK) 3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
STA 4961Actuarial Science Examination Preparation (support work) 1
Creative Arts (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
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College of Business students should take MAT 1214 and ECO 2023 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements. 

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management Science

Solving problems and making decisions are integral parts of every organization’s daily operations. The discipline of Management Science focuses on the development and application of scientific and mathematical modeling to aid organizations in making these decisions. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply analytical models and to acquire essential computer skills necessary in the increasingly technical business environments. Many organizations hire management science majors for managerial positions because of their computing skills and problem-solving abilities. These skills are essential in business environments that are seeking increased efficiency and productivity. The focus of this degree is on applications and appropriate software with a view toward how a manager can effectively apply quantitative models to improve the decision-making process.

The diverse courses offered provide students with an opportunity to specialize in professional fields such as operations and logistics. Thus, students have the option of emphasizing operations and logistics or using their breadth of marketable skills and abilities to solve problems in a variety of organizations and functional areas. The degree is designed to prepare students for careers in manufacturing, materials management, service operations, procurement, third party logistics, transportation processes, and management consulting. Since management science majors study a wide variety of topics dealing with daily activities and problems faced by managers in today’s ever-changing world, many career tracks are available to them. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Science is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The two courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics.

ECO 2023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in Management Science must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Required Management Science courses
MS 3403Logistics Management3
MS 4333Project Management3
MS 4343Production/Operations Management3
B. Business upper-division electives
Select 5 of the following:15
Introduction to Risk Management
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
Marketing Research
Decision Support Systems
Business Analytics
Business Applications of Statistics
Purchasing and Inventory Management
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Simulation Applications in Business
Service Operations Management
Quality Management and Control
Applied Forecasting in Operations
Supply Chain Management
Independent Study in Management Science
Internship in Management Science
Special Studies in Management Science
Applied Statistics
Experiments and Sampling
Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS
Statistical Applications Using SAS Software
Time-Series Analysis
Statistical Quality Control
To substitute another course for one of the above electives, a student should submit a petition to their academic advisor and receive approval from the chair of the Management Science and Statistics department or department designee before registering for the course.
C. Lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives
Select 5 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives5
Total Credit Hours29

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Management Science

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

For options in designing and selecting career tracks and/or certificates, contact the chair of the Management Science and Statistics Department or department designee.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 13
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Spring
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (core and CBK) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Evaluated for Admission to the College of Business
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MS 4343Production/Operations Management (major) 3
Upper-division Business elective (support work) 3
Spring
BLW 3013Business Law (CBK) 3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MS 3403Logistics Management (major) 3
MS 4333Project Management (major) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work) 3
Upper-division Business elective (support work) 3
Upper-division Business elective (support work) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Spring
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work) 2
Upper-division Business elective (support work) 3
Upper-division Business elective (support work) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
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College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2023 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics

Statistics is a science that deals with principles and procedures for obtaining and processing information in order to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. In particular, it deals with collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of numerical information to answer questions in almost every aspect of modern-day life. Statistical methods are used to address complex questions common in business, government, and science. Employers such as research divisions in pharmaceutical companies, clinical research units at medical centers, quality control or reliability departments in manufacturing companies, corporate planning and financial analysis units, and government agencies require persons with advanced quantitative skills.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics provides students with access to such skills preparing them for careers as statistical analysts or for further graduate academic training. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1214 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in the computational and mathematical sciences
MAT 1214Calculus I4
MAT 1224Calculus II4
MAT 2214Calculus III4
MAT 2233Linear Algebra3
B. Courses required for the major
1. Required Statistic courses
STA 3003Applied Statistics3
STA 3013Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences3
STA 3313Experiments and Sampling3
STA 3513Probability and Statistics3
STA 3523Mathematical Statistics3
STA 4133Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS3
STA 4233Statistical Applications Using SAS Software3
STA 4713Applied Regression Analysis3
STA 4723Introduction to the Design of Experiments3
2. Select four of the following: 12
Business Analytics
Quality Management and Control
Discrete Data Analysis
Data Mining
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Time-Series Analysis
Applied Survival Analysis
Internship in Statistics
C. Electives in disciplines where statistics is actively applied and practiced.
Nine semester credit hours must be upper division. The department has given pre-approval to the following plans of study for specializations in actuarial science, biology, business, education, mathematics, psychology, and social sciences. Other specialization plans and the relevant courses may be submitted for approval to the designated Statistics faculty member.18
1. Specialization in Actuarial Science
Principles of Accounting I
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Microeconomics
Principles of Business Finance
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
Actuarial Science Examination Preparation (to be taken two semesters)
2. Specialization in Biology
Genetics
Principles of Ecology
Evolution
Plants and Society
Neurobiology
Conservation Biology
3. Specialization in Business
Introduction to Econometrics and Business Forecasting
Marketing Research
Decision Support Systems
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Production/Operations Management
Quality Management and Control
4. Specialization in Education
Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling
Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent
Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
Second Language Teaching and Learning in EC–6
Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
Introduction to Special Education
5. Specialization in Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Foundations of Analysis
Complex Variables
Differential Equations I
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis I
Applied Combinatorics
6. Specialization in Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Experimental Projects and Laboratory
Two additional psychology courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.
7. Specialization in Social Sciences
Introduction to Sociology
Population Dynamics and Demographic Techniques
Introduction to Social Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
One additional sociology course at the 3000 or 4000 level.
D. Lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives.
Select 6 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives.6
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Statistics

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and major) 14
STA 3003Applied Statistics (major) 23
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Spring
STA 3513Probability and Statistics (major) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
MAT 1224Calculus II (major) 4
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
MAT 2233Linear Algebra 3
Second Year
Fall
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (core) 3
MAT 2214Calculus III (major) 4
STA 3313Experiments and Sampling (major) 3
STA 3523Mathematical Statistics (major) 3
STA 4133Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS (major) 3
DECLARE MAJOR
Spring
STA 3013Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences (major) 3
STA 4233Statistical Applications Using SAS Software (major) 3
American History (core) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
STA 4713Applied Regression Analysis (major) 3
Course option in specialization track 3
Course option in specialization track 3
Course option in major 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Spring
STA 4723Introduction to the Design of Experiments (major) 3
STA 4753Time-Series Analysis 3
Business or non-business elective (support work) 3
Course option in specialization track (support work) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Course option in major 3
Course option in major 3
Course option in specialization track (support work) 3
Course option in specialization track (support work) 3
Course option in specialization track (support work) 3
Spring
Business or non-business elective (support work) 3
Course option in major 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
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Students must take Math Placement Test to register for MAT 1214. Beginning math course will be determined by Math Placement Test scores.

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STA 3003 is prerequisite for courses listed under Part B of Degree Requirements.

Minor in Actuarial Science

The Minor in Actuarial Science is open to all majors in the University. All students pursuing the minor must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Required Business courses
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
B. Select four of the following courses12
Probability and Statistics
Mathematical Statistics
Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Applied Regression Analysis
Time-Series Analysis
Internship in Statistics
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Actuarial Science, obtain advice, and seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor.

Minor in Adaptive Decision Models for Business

The Minor in Adaptive Decision Models for Business is open to all majors in the University. All students pursuing the minor must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Course option
Select one of the following:3
Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Measurements and Instrumentation
Management Science and Operations Technology
B. Additional courses
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
FIN 3003Survey of Finance3
or FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance
C. Models
Select 6 semester credit hours of the following:6
Analytical Models
Decision Support Systems
Business Analytics
Business Applications of Statistics
Simulation Applications in Business
Project Management
Applied Forecasting in Operations
Operational Models
Logistics Management
Purchasing and Inventory Management
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Production/Operations Management
Service Operations Management
Quality Management and Control
Supply Chain Management
D. Upper-division electives
Select 3 semester credit hours of upper-division electives in disciplines where quantitative methods are actively applied and practiced. These courses should be approved by the designated management science faculty member.3
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a minor in Adaptive Decision Models for Business and seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor or the designated management science faculty member.

Minor in Statistics

The Minor in Statistics is open to all majors in the University. All students pursuing the minor must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Sequence options
Select two courses from one of the following four options:6
1. Option 1
Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences
Applied Statistics
2. Option 2
Scope and Methods in Political Science
Statistics for Psychology
3. Option 3
Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
4. Option 4
Applied Statistics
Select one of the following:
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Probability and Statistics
B. Select four of the following courses12
Business Analytics
Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences
Experiments and Sampling
Applied Nonparametric Statistics
Discrete Data Analysis
Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS
Data Mining
Statistical Applications Using SAS Software
Applied Regression Analysis
Introduction to the Design of Experiments
Time-Series Analysis
Statistical Quality Control
Quality Management and Control
Applied Survival Analysis
Internship in Statistics
Special Studies in Statistics
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Statistics, obtain advice, and seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor or the designated Statistics faculty member.

Minor in Management Science

The Minor in Management Science is open to all majors in the University. All students pursuing the minor must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Required courses
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3
MS 4343Production/Operations Management3
B. Select four of the following courses12
Introduction to Econometrics and Business Forecasting
Introduction to Risk Management
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
Marketing Research
Decision Support Systems
Business Analytics
Business Applications of Statistics
Logistics Management
Purchasing and Inventory Management
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Simulation Applications in Business
Project Management
Service Operations Management
Quality Management and Control
Applied Forecasting in Operations
Supply Chain Management
Independent Study in Management Science
Internship in Management Science
Special Studies in Management Science
Applied Statistics
Experiments and Sampling
Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS
Time-Series Analysis
Statistical Quality Control
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Management Science, obtain advice, and seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor.

Certificate in Business Analytics

The Business Analytics certificate is designed to prepare business students with a foundational knowledge in analytics. It certifies to employers that students awarded the certificate have completed coursework that will help them understand different forms of analytics (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive) and the methods used in each. Moreover, this certificate program will help students learn cutting-edge techniques to sift through large volumes of data and understand how analytics can help improve decisions throughout an organization.

To earn a Business Analytics certificate, students must earn 15 semester credit hours as follows:

A. Required courses
MS 3073Business Analytics3
STA 4133Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS3
STA 4233Statistical Applications Using SAS Software3
B. Select one of the following3
Decision Support Systems
Data Mining
C. Select one of the following3
Business Applications of Statistics
Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences
Total Credit Hours15

To apply for the Business Analytics Certificate, students should consult with Department of Management Science and Statistics for specific information about certificate requirements and consult with their academic advisors to verify that they have met all university requirements as specified in chapter 2 of this catalog. All courses used to satisfy the requirements of this undergraduate certificate program must be college-level courses taken at UTSA.

Certificate in Operations and Supply Chain Management

This certificate is designed to prepare business students with a foundational knowledge in operations and supply chain management (OSCM).  It certifies to employers that students awarded the certificate have completed coursework that help them understand a myriad of issues, challenges, problems, and decision tools that relate to the internal and external flow of materials and requisite knowledge. Production/operations management, logistics management, and procurement topics are included to resolve the myriad of complex problems facing organizations.  Moreover, this certificate program will help students learn cutting edge techniques and best practices to leverage their operations and supply chain complexities to achieve competitive advantage.

To earn an Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate (OSCM), students must earn 15 semester credit hours as follows:

A. Required courses
MS 3403Logistics Management3
MS 4543Supply Chain Management3
B. Select one of the following3
Production/Operations Management
Service Operations Management
C. Select one of the following3
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Quality Management and Control
D. Select one of the following3
Purchasing and Inventory Management
Project Management
Applied Forecasting in Operations
Total Credit Hours15

To apply for the Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate, students should consult with Department of Management Science and Statistics for specific information about certificate requirements and consult with their academic advisors to verify that they have met all university requirements as specified in chapter 2 of this catalog. All courses used to satisfy the requirements of this undergraduate certificate program must be college-level courses taken at UTSA.

Management Science (MS) Courses

MS 1023. Business Statistics with Computer Applications I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of “C-” or better in IS 1403 and MAT 1033, or equivalents. This is the first course in a sequence of three courses designed to introduce basic statistical and quantitative techniques for business and economics. This course examines analytical skills and statistical concepts important in business-oriented environments. Various statistical techniques will be presented to assist in solving problems encountered by organizations. Topics include, but are not limited to, descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability theory, expected value, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Electronic spreadsheets will be utilized for analyzing and interpreting data. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MS 3043. Business Statistics with Computer Applications II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of “C-” or better in MAT 1033, IS 1403, and MS 1023, or equivalents. This course builds on the foundations learned in MS 1023. Statistical concepts include, but are not limited to, hypothesis testing concepts, goodness-of-fit tests, tests of independence, nonparametric tests, decision making under uncertainty, analysis of variance, correlation, linear and multiple regression, and time series. Electronic spreadsheets and statistical software will be utilized in analyzing and interpreting data and for hands-on assessment. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MS 3053. Management Science and Operations Technology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of “C-” or better in MAT 1033, IS 1403, MS 1023, and MS 3043, or equivalents. This is an introductory course in management science that emphasizes model building as a foundation for rational decision making and problem solving across disciplines and functional areas. Topics include, but are not limited to, mathematical programming, network models, project management, multi-criteria decision making, inventory management, service operations and queuing models, Markov analysis, and simulation. Computer software is used to apply these techniques in the analysis of a wide variety of decision problems. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

MS 3063. Decision Support Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on applications of decision-support models and computer software to problems in business, government, and other types of organizations with an emphasis on emerging technologies. It emphasizes fundamentals of decision support systems and hands-on experience using computer-based technologies to support organizational decision making. The primary focus is on four essential areas: decision analysis, simulation, project analysis, and mathematical programming. Excel, Microsoft Project, WINQSB, Expert Choice, and Extend are some of the software packages utilized.

MS 3073. Business Analytics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to business analytics. It describes and interprets the basic concepts of business analytics, describes basic principles of data mining as a basic tool of business analytics, evaluates the difficulties presented by large databases, and plans, organizes and evaluates methods to prepare raw data. Comparison and contrasts among different business analytics techniques are examined, including different methods of data mining, and provides for interpreting, analyzing and validating results.

MS 3313. Business Applications of Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course emphasizes application of statistics in problem-solving situations involving management, marketing, human resources, finance, and operations management. Useful techniques include analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, logistic regression, multiple discriminant analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, and conjoint analysis. Students use computer software such as SPSS or SAS in their analyses. Generally offered: Spring.

MS 3403. Logistics Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on analyzing managerial decisions related to the movement and storage of supplies, work-in-process, and finished goods, examining the trade-offs encountered by managers: costs and service levels, level and modes of transportation used, warehousing and control of inventory levels, demand management and forecasting master production scheduling, just-in-time (JIT), materials requirements planning (MRP), MRP II, DRP, materials handling within warehouses, distribution of finished goods to customers, industrial packaging, and importance of logistics to the overall productivity of a firm are investigated. When available, an integrated software approach such as supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) by SAP, Oracle or I2 will be adopted. Generally offered: Spring.

MS 3413. Purchasing and Inventory Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the industrial purchasing cycle for materials acquisition and management. Determination of requirements, supplier qualifications, appraisals, source selection, buying practices, value analysis, policies, ethics, and international purchasing are included in this course. Inventory control concepts, techniques, and strategies for effective integration with basic finance, marketing, and manufacturing objectives are topics covered in this course. Models for dependent and independent demand inventory systems, material requirements planning systems, distribution requirements, planning techniques, and the classical reorder point inventory model are also included.

MS 4313. Six Sigma and Lean Operations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on Six Sigma as a quality improvement methodology structured to reduce failure rates to a negligible level and on lean operations methodology structured to reduce waste. Materials include an overview of lean management philosophy and fundamentals of DMAIC problem-solving methodology. Topics include project criteria and prioritization methods, process capability measures, scorecard development, Six Sigma tools, DOE, and sampling and analyzing process data. Generally offered: Fall.

MS 4323. Simulation Applications in Business. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of the techniques for modeling and analysis of business processes using computer simulation and animation is the focus of this course. Selected example applications from supply chain management, financial, marketing, and operations functions are included. The computer simulations provide support for the management decision process.

MS 4333. Project Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides a practical examination of how projects are managed from start to finish. The emphasis is on planning and control to avoid common pitfalls and manage risk. Planning includes defining objectives, identifying activities, establishing precedence relationships, making time estimates, determining project completion times, and determining resource requirements. CPM/PERT networks are established, and computer software (Microsoft Project, WINQSB, and Excel) is used to monitor and control the project. Generally offered: Spring.

MS 4343. Production/Operations Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the production and operations management function in business. It includes a review of the methods required for design, operation, and improvements of the systems that create products or services. Traditional topics in manufacturing and service operations are investigated including an introduction to supply chain management concepts. Generally offered: Fall.

MS 4353. Service Operations Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of operations management practices in service-oriented environments. The subjects introduced include topics from operations management, logistics, marketing, economics, and management demonstrated in a broad spectrum of service organizations. The course looks at strategic concepts in modern service management and presents analytical tools for business decision making. Topics include, but are not limited to, service quality, process design, facility location analysis and site selection, waiting line models, inventory management in services, demand forecasting, workforce scheduling, learning curve models, overbooking, service supply chain, and integrated service operations management. (Same as MKT 4353. Credit cannot be earned for both MS 4353 and MKT 4353.) Generally offered: Fall.

MS 4363. Quality Management and Control. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course investigates the fundamental nature of quality and its implications for business. Topics include statistical methods for quality improvement in manufacturing and service operations. Emphasis is given to both the technical and managerial issues in understanding and implementing quality as a component for success in today’s global business environment. (Same as STA 4803. Credit cannot be earned for both MS 4363 and STA 4803.).

MS 4383. Applied Forecasting in Operations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces modern and practical methods for operations planning and decision making. Short-term forecasting of demand, personnel requirements, costs and revenues, raw material needs, and desired inventory levels are some of the topics included. Other topics covered include technological and environmental forecasting, decomposition methods, and monitoring (automatic procedures such as tracking signals).

MS 4543. Supply Chain Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Principles, techniques and practices of corporate supply chain management are covered in this course. The focus is on the strategic coordination and information management that integrates supplier selection, purchasing, transportation, inventory and warehousing, channel planning and configuration, production and distribution from procurement of raw material to customer satisfaction. Business decision models and techniques for facility location, production, inventory, transportation and other operational issues are presented. Currently available software will be surveyed and cases of successful implementations will be analyzed. Generally offered: Spring.

MS 4913. Independent Study in Management Science. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites for business majors: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for required forms and additional requirements. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

MS 4933. Internship in Management Science. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites for business majors: Permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business; and a 2.5 grade UTSA point average. See academic advisor for required forms and additional requirements. Supervised full- or part-time work experience in management science. Offers opportunities for applying management science in private businesses or public agencies. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Summer.

MS 4951. Special Studies in Management Science. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, Department Chair and Dean. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

MS 4953. Special Studies in Management Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, Department Chair and Dean. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Statistics (STA) Courses

STA 1043. Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MATH 1442)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on placement examination. Intended primarily for liberal arts majors, this course provides an overview of statistical methods useful for judgment and decision making under conditions of uncertainty. The emphasis of the course will be on using quantitative reasoning to gain insight and draw conclusions from observations. The common pitfalls of statistical studies and common myths about the fallacies of inference will be discussed. Topics may include data analysis, inference, correlation, and regression. (Formerly titled “Introduction to Statistical Reasoning.”).

STA 1053. Basic Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MATH 1342)

Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on placement examination. Descriptive statistics; histograms; measures of location and dispersion; elementary probability theory; random variables; discrete and continuous distributions; interval estimation and hypothesis testing; simple linear regression and correlation; one-way analysis of variance, and applications of the chi-square distribution. May be applied toward the core curriculum requirement in Mathematics. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

STA 1403. Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = MATH 2342)

Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in MAT 1193 or an equivalent. Probability and statistics from a dynamical perspective, using discrete-time dynamical systems and differential equations to model fundamental stochastic processes such as Markov chains and the Poisson processes important in biomedical applications. Specific topics to be covered include probability theory, conditional probability, Markov chains, Poisson processes, random variables, descriptive statistics, covariance and correlations, the binomial distribution, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing and regression. (Formerly STA 1404. Credit cannot be earned for both STA 1403 and STA 1404.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

STA 2303. Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MAT 1224. Fundamental concepts of probability and statistics with practical applications to engineering problems. Emphasis on statistical distribution models used in reliability and risk analysis of engineering design; probabilistic reasoning; Bayes’ theorem; bivariate and multivariate distributions and their applications. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

STA 3003. Applied Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1033, MAT 1093, MAT 1214, or an equivalent. Introduction to the Scientific Method; principles of sampling and experimentation; scales of measurement, exploratory data analysis; introduction to basic probability; models for discrete and continuous data; simple simulations and inferences based on resampling; fundamentals of hypothesis testing and confidence intervals; introduction to analysis of variance and linear regression model. The course will emphasize data analysis and interpretation and effective communication of results through reports or presentations. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

STA 3013. Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3003, STA 3513, or an equivalent. This course emphasizes application of statistics in organizations. Topics include, but are not limited to the multivariate normal distribution, tests on means, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, principal components, and factor analysis. Use of software packages will be emphasized. Open to students of all disciplines. Generally offered: Spring.

STA 3313. Experiments and Sampling. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: One of the following: MS 1023, STA 1043, STA 1053, STA 2303, STA 3003, or an equivalent. Research techniques for collecting quantitative data: sample surveys, designed experiments, simulations, and observational studies; development of survey and experimental protocols; measuring and controlling sources of measurement error. Generally offered: Fall.

STA 3433. Applied Nonparametric Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: One of the following: MS 3313, STA 2303, STA 3003, or STA 3513. Tests of location, goodness-of-fit tests, rank tests, tests based on nominal and ordinal data for both related and independent samples, and measures of association.

STA 3513. Probability and Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: STA 3003 and MAT 1224. Axiomatic probability; random variables; discrete and continuous distributions; bivariate and multivariate distributions and their applications; mixture distributions; moments and generating functions, bivariate transformations. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

STA 3523. Mathematical Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3513 or an equivalent. Sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem; order statistics; estimation including method of moments and maximum likelihood; properties of estimators; hypothesis testing including likelihood ratio tests; introduction to ANOVA and regression. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

STA 3813. Discrete Data Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3003 or STA 3513. Introduction to methods for analyzing discrete (categorical) data. Course emphasizes the uses and interpretations of the methods rather than the underlying theory. Topics include Two-way and Three-Way Contingency Tables, Partial Association, Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Method, Generalized Linear models, Model Inference and Model Checking, Logistic Regression, Loglinear Models, and Models for Matched Pairs.

STA 4133. Introduction to Programming and Data Management in SAS. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces essential programming concepts using SAS Enterprise Guide software, with a focus on data management and the preparation of data for statistical analyses. Topics include reading raw data, creating temporary and permanent datasets, manipulating datasets, data prompts, summarizing data, displaying data using tables, charts, and plots, and conducting basic statistical analyses. This course also demonstrates how to write, generate, and modify SAS code within SAS Enterprise Guide. Generally offered: Fall.

STA 4143. Data Mining. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 4133 or equivalent. Acquisition, organization, exploration, and interpretation of large data collections. Data cleaning, representation and dimensionality, multivariate visualization, clustering, classification, and association rule development. A variety of commercial and research software packages will be used.

STA 4233. Statistical Applications Using SAS Software. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: STA 4133 or approval of instructor; and one of the following: MS 3313 or STA 3523. Analysis of datasets using the statistical software package SAS. Methods for analyzing continuous and categorical data will be introduced, using procedures from Base SAS, SAS/GRAPH and SAS/STAT software. Techniques for efficient programming will be stressed. Examples will be drawn from regression analysis, analysis of variance, categorical analysis, multivariate methods, simulation, and resampling. Generally offered: Spring.

STA 4643. Introduction to Stochastic Processes. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3513. Probability models, Poisson processes, finite Markov chains, including transition probabilities, classification of states, limit theorems, queuing theory, and birth and death processes. Generally offered: Summer.

STA 4713. Applied Regression Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MS 3313 or STA 3003. An introduction to regression analysis, with emphasis on practical aspects, fitting a straight line, examination of residuals, matrix treatment of regression analysis, fitting and evaluation of general linear models, and nonlinear regression. Generally offered: Fall.

STA 4723. Introduction to the Design of Experiments. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MS 3313 or STA 3003. General concepts in the design and analysis of experiments. Emphasis will be placed on both the experimental designs and analysis and tests of the validity of assumptions. Topics covered include completely randomized designs, randomized block designs, complete factorials, fractional factorials, and covariance analysis. The use of computer software packages will be stressed.

STA 4753. Time-Series Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3513 or an equivalent. Development of descriptive and predictive models for time-series phenomena. A variety of modeling approaches will be discussed: decomposition, moving averages, time-series regression, ARIMA, and forecasting errors and confidence intervals. Generally offered: Spring.

STA 4803. Statistical Quality Control. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 2303, STA 3003, STA 3513, or an equivalent. Statistical methods are introduced in terms of problems that arise in manufacturing and their applications to the control of manufacturing processes. Topics include control charts and acceptance sampling plans. (Same as MS 4363 and MAT 4803. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: STA 4803, MS 4363, or MAT 4803.).

STA 4903. Applied Survival Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: STA 3523 or an equivalent. Measures of survival, hazard function, mean residual life function, common failure distributions, procedures for selecting an appropriate model, the proportional hazards model. Emphasis on application and data analysis using SAS.

STA 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

STA 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

STA 4933. Internship in Statistics. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business; and a 2.5 UTSA grade point average. See academic advisor for required forms and additional requirements. Supervised full- or part-time work experience in statistics. Offers opportunities for applying statistics in private businesses or public agencies. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor's degree.

STA 4953. Special Studies in Statistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, Department Chair and Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

STA 4961. Actuarial Science Examination Preparation. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

An organized course offering specialized study for Actuarial Science Examinations. Topics covered include General Probability, Random Variables and Probability Distributions, Multivariate Distributions, and Risk Management and Insurance. May be repeated twice for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

STA 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: STA 3523 and consent of instructor, Department Chair and Dean of the College. Enrollment limited to students applying for Honors in Management Science and Statistics. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit with advisor’s approval. Generally offered: Spring.