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Management Science and Quantitative Methods Option

Students who have taken significant coursework in management science and quantitative methods while at Tuck may receive formal recognition for their course of study. To qualify, students must take at least 15 elective credits from a menu of qualifying courses during the two-year MBA program. The 15 credits used to qualify can include no more than one full-course equivalent grade of LP (one full-course equivalent is one full-term course or two mini courses).

Qualifying management science and quantitative methods electives:​
Advanced Corporate Finance and Governance (ACFG)​
Advanced Managerial Accounting (AMA)
Applications of Optimization (AO)
Business Applications of Natural Language P​rocessing (NLP)
Corporate Valuation (CV)
Customer Analytics (CA)
Data Analytics (ENGM 182)
Data Mining for Business Analytics (DMBA)
Derivatives and Risk Management (DRM)
Empirical Evidence in Finance: Asset Pricing and Factor Investing (RTPEF)
Energy Economics (EECON)
Fundamentals of Web Programming (FWP)
Futures and Options Markets (FOM)
Growth Economics (GE)
Health Care Analytics & Society (HCAS) [formerly Health Care Analytics (HCA)]
Investments (INV)
Managerial Accounting (MA)
Marketing Research (MR)
Management of Service Operations (SOPS)
Operations Strategy (OPS)
Professional Decision Modeling (PDM)
Quantitative Digital Marketing (QDM)
Real Estate (RE)
Retail Pricing Analytics (RPA) [formerly Retail Pricing Strategies & Tactics (RPST)]
Supply Chain Management (SCHM)
Supply Chain Management Mini (SCMM)
Tools for Improving Operations (TFIO)
VBA Programming (VBAP)

In addition, up to three credits from qualifying technology and innovation management courses may be counted towards the 15 required credits.

Qualifying technology and innovation management courses:
Digital and Social Media Marketing (DSMM) [formerly Digital and Social Media Strategy (DSMS)]
Digital Change Strategies (DCS) [formerly Strategic Change in Turbulent Digital Environments (DSTRT)]
Ecosystem Strategy (ES)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy (EIS)
Global Structure and Conduct of Firms (RTPGS)
Marketing in the Network Economy (IMKTG)
Multichannel Route-to-Market Strategy (MCRTM)
Platform Design, Management and Strategy (ENGM 190)

In rare cases, non-Tuck courses that have been approved to be taken for Tuck credit may count toward the management science and quantitative methods option. Such coursework must be consistent with the qualifying sequence of study. Petitions should be sent to tuck.registrar@tuck.dartmouth.edu, and should include a course syllabus, assignments, and exams (if possible). All petitions must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the second Monday of the student's last spring term (for T'21s: 5:00 PM on Monday, Mar. 29, 2021).

To declare intention to complete the management science and quantitative methods option, students must complete a short declaration form that will be shared in the fall of their second year (the declaration form for T'21s can be found here​). International students on an F-1 visa should declare prior to applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Declaring an intention to pursue the option will result in a change of major in Banner (and for international students, in SEVIS; the CIP code affiliated with the new major will be STEM-eligible).

At the end of the spring term, an audit will be done to ensure that students pursuing the option have successfully completed all requirements.

Questions should be directed to tuck.registrar@tuck.dartmouth.edu.