All MSA students are required to take three courses: (1) MSA 600, MSA 602 or MSA 634 or MSA 635, and MSA 640. Other core courses must be selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor. A total of 15-21 hours must be taken in the administrative core. All MSA student are required to take MSA 685 or MSA 699.
All MSA students under the 10-11 Bulletin are required to take six core courses: MSA 600, MSA 601, MSA 602 , MSA 603, MSA 604, and MSA 699. MSA 640 is no longer on the curriculum.
After completing this course, the student should:
Develop the capacity to work in situations requiring quantitative analysis.
Conceptualize the problems within a statistical and analytical framework.
Understand basic statistical and analytic models.
Assess and use appropriate analytic results in the decision-making process.
Identify the capabilities and limitations of various decision-making techniques.
Typical MSA 640 topics:
Analysis of Variance
Bayesian Decision Theory