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Decision Sciences DECS

For students who matriculated (began their Kellogg studies) DURING OR AFTER Summer Quarter 2015, see new guidelines for Evening & Weekend MBA Students.

For students who matriculated (began their Kellogg studies) DURING OR PRIOR TO Spring Quarter 2015, see below.

Offered by the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Department

Decision Sciences Major Description

The Decision Sciences major delivers a variety of modeling techniques for use in diverse industries. The subject matter is meant to give students a "mathematical toolbox" usable across many disciplines - whether using regression to forecast sales, designing spreadsheets for portfolio optimization or constructing decision tree models to evaluate different R&D alternatives. Because of its flexibility, the major is an ideal complement to majors in finance, economics, operations or marketing. In recent years decision science techniques have been especially relevant for (but not limited to) companies in the following areas: general consulting, oil & natural gas, automotive, pharmaceuticals and transportation.

Major requirements are determined by the quarter you began your Kellogg MBA program. Please click on the relevant time period below to confirm your specific requirements.

Summer 2014 – Spring 2015 [view requirements]

Summer 2013 – Spring 2014 [view requirements]

Summer 2012 – Spring 2013 [view requirements]

Summer 2011 – Spring 2012 [view requirements]

Summer 2010 – Spring 2011 [view requirements]

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