Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree with a Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes for the BA Degree with a Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences

Upon completing the BA Degree with a major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate critically the impact of organizational practices, markets, public policies and institutions, and politics on business outcomes.
  2. Understand management as an interdisciplinary field and demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking to synthesize key knowledge, theories, and research across different disciplines. 
  3. Develop quantitative/statistical analysis and research skills in order to perform evidence-based analysis of business problems and proposals.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate analysis and research findings in written and oral formats.

Requirements for the BA Degree with a Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students pursuing the BA degree with a major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences must complete:

  • A minimum of 15 courses (46-50 credit hours, depending on course selection) to satisfy major requirements.  
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours to satisfy degree requirements. 
  • A minimum of 5 courses (15 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above. 
  • A maximum of 5 courses (15 credit hours) from study abroad or transfer credit after matriculation at Rice may be applied towards specific major requirements. For additional departmental guidelines regarding transfer credit, see the Policies tab.
  • A Capstone Requirement.

Summary

Total Credit Hours Required for the Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences46-50
Total Credit Hours Required for the BA Degree with a major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences120

Degree Requirements

Mathematical and Statistical Foundations
MATH 101SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I3
or MATH 105 AP/OTH CREDIT IN CALCULUS I
MATH 102SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II3
or MATH 106 AP/OTH CREDIT IN CALCULUS II
Select 1 course from the following:3-4
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR BIOSCIENCES
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR DATA SCIENCE
Core Requirements
ECON 100PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS3
ECON 200MICROECONOMICS4
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 231INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SOSC 444CONSULTING PRACTICUM3
or SOSC 445 FINANCE AND BANKING PRACTICUM
Elective Requirements
Management, Economics, and Analytical Methods
Select 4 courses from the following:12-15
INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND OPTIMIZATION
APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
GAME THEORY AND OTHER MICRO TOPICS FOR ECON MAJORS
ECONOMETRICS
CORPORATE FINANCE 1
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL MARKETS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
ENERGY ECONOMICS
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ENGINEERING 1
QUANTITATIVE FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
RESEARCH METHODS
QUALITATIVE METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
R FOR DATA SCIENCE
LINEAR REGRESSION
ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS
APPLIED TIME SERIES AND FORECASTING
Social Sciences
Select 2 courses from the following:6
LAW AND ECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS
POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
POLITICS OF REGULATION
PUBLIC POLICY
POLICY ANALYSIS
POLITICS OF REGULATION
MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Capstone Requirement 2
MEOS 404MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONSULTING SIMULATION3
Total Credit Hours Required for the Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences46-50
Additional Credit Hours to Complete Degree Requirements39-43
University Graduation Requirements31
Total Credit Hours120

Footnotes and Additional Information 

Policies for the BA Degree with a Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences

Program Restrictions and Exclusions

Students pursuing the major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences should be aware of the following program restrictions:

  • Students pursuing the major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences may not additionally declare the major in Economics.
  • Students pursuing the major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences may not additionally declare the major in Mathematical Economic Analysis.

Transfer Credit 

For Rice University’s policy regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Credit. Some departments and programs have additional restrictions on transfer credit. The Office of Academic Advising maintains the university’s official list of transfer credit advisors on their website: https://oaa.rice.edu. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic program’s transfer credit advisor when considering transfer credit possibilities. 

Program Transfer Credit Guidelines

Students pursuing the major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences should be aware of the following program-specific transfer credit guidelines:

  • Requests for transfer credit will be considered by the program director (and/or the program’s official transfer credit advisor) on an individual case-by-case basis. 
  • For transfer credit requests for subjects outside of the program’s subject code (i.e., PSYC courses required for the major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences), students seeking transfer credit should contact the appropriate department for approval.
  • No more than 5 courses (15 credit hours) of transfer credit from U.S. or international universities of similar standing as Rice may apply towards specific major requirements after matriculation at Rice.

Please Note: Additional transfer courses may count toward meeting university graduation requirements, but not toward fulfillment of requirements for the major. Credits awarded to transfer students for courses taken prior to matriculation at Rice are not counted against the departmental limit on transfer courses, but all students must complete more than half of their upper-level major coursework (300-level and 400-level courses) at Rice. 

Additional Information 

For additional information, please see the Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences website: https://mana.rice.edu/

Opportunities for the BA Degree with a Major in Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences

Academic Honors

The university recognizes academic excellence achieved over an undergraduate’s academic history at Rice. For information on university honors, please see Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude) and Distinction in Research and Creative Work. Some departments have department-specific Honors awards or designations.

Additional Information 

For additional information, please see the Managerial Economics and Organizational Sciences website: https://mana.rice.edu/