The Engineering Management Systems concentration within the operations research program provides students with an understanding of contemporary technology and management. It is for students who are interested in a technical management background rather than one in a traditional engineering field. Its required courses in industrial engineering and operations research, economics, business, and computer science provide a foundation for dealing with engineering and management systems problems.

BSOR:EMS Application

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IEOR Course Listing

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Undergraduates are strongly recommended to follow the sequence of courses as outlined in the SEAS Bulletin.


The undergraduate OR:EMS concentration requires a total of twelve (12) points of technical electives equivalent to four (4) courses and nine (9) points of management electives equivalent to three (3) courses. Two of the four technical electives must have an IEOR designation.
Select three (3) of the following Management Electives, total of nine (9) points: 
ECON V3025: Financial Economics
ECON BC3045: Business Cycles
ECON V3265: The Economics of Money and Banking
ECON W4251: Industrial Organization
ECON W4228: Urban Economics
ECON G4301: Economic Growth and Development
ECON W4321: Economic Development
ECON W4370: Political Economy
ECON W4400: Labor Economics
ECON W4465: Public Economics
ECON W4500: International Trade
ECON W4505: International Macroeconomics
ECON W4625: Economics of the Environment
ENGI E4100: Research to Revenue
IEME E4310: The Manufacturing Enterprise
IEOR E4207: Human Factors: Performance
IEOR E4208: Seminar in Human Factors Design
IEOR E4412: Quality Control and Management
IEOR E4550: Entrepreneurial Business Creation for Engineers (will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)
IEOR E4998: Managing Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)
SOCI W3490: Mistakes, Misconduct, Disaster
SOCI W3675: Organizing Innovation
SOCI G4025: Math Models for Social Science Exploration
Select four (4) of the following Technical Electives, total of twelve (12) points:
APMA E4300: Introduction to Numerical Models
CIEN E4010: Transportation Engineering
CIEN E4011/E4111 Infrastructure Systems Optimization
CIEN E4129: Managing Engineering and Construction Processes
CIEN E4130: Design of Construction Systems
CIEN E4138: Real Estate Finance for Construction Management
COMS W3156: Intro to Software Engineering
COMS W3203: Discrete Mathematics
COMS W3261: Computer Science Theory
COMS W3823: Digital Logic
COMS W3824: Computer Organization
COMS W4156: Advanced Software Engineering
CSOR E4231: Analysis of Algorithms
EAEE E4150: Air Pollution Prevention and Control
EAEE E4160: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
ECON W4020: Economics of Information
ECON W4280: Corporate Finance (By application) 
ECON W4615: Law and Economics
ELEN E3201: Circuit Analysis
ELEN E3701: Intro to Communication Systems and Networks
ELEN E3801: Signals and Systems
GRAP E3115: Advanced Computer Modelling and Animation
IEOR E4211: Applied Consulting (Seniors Only; will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)
IEOR E4405: Scheduling
IEOR E4407: Game Theoretic Models of Operations
IEOR E4418: Transportation Analytics and Logistics
IEOR E4500: Applications Programming for Financial Engineering
IEOR E4505: Operations Research in Public Policy
IEOR E4507: Healthcare Operations Management
IEOR E4510: Project Management (Seniors Only; will count only if taken in excess of core requirement)
IEOR E4520: Applied Systems Engineering
IEOR E4540: Data Mining for Engineers
IEOR E4572: Data Analytics and Python for OR
IEOR E4555: Design and Agile Project Management Engineering Lab
IEOR E4600: Applied Integer Programming (no longer offered)
IEOR E4601: Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management (Seniors Only)
IEOR E4650: Business Analytics (Seniors Only)
IEOR E4700: Introduction to Financial Engineering
IEOR E4711 Global Capital Markets 
MATH V2500: Analysis and Optimization
MATH V4061: Introduction to Modern Analysis, I
MATH V4062: Introduction to Modern Analysis, II
MECE E4608: Manufacturing Processes
MEIE E4810: Introduction to Humans in Space Flight
MSAE E3103: Elements of Materials Science
MSAE E4215: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
STAT W4440: Linear Regression and Time Series Methods
If there are other electives of interest, the student should bring the course description to his or her faculty advisor for review.