The Department of Systems Engineering and Management offers the Master of Science in Cost Analysis (GCA). The GCA program is designed to advance the knowledge and creative problem solving skills needed to effectively estimate program resources within the global military, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Air Force environments. The curriculum integrates a strong foundation in quantitative concepts and techniques with specific military cost-related topics to prepare students to contribute effectively in a variety of complex and challenging roles in the global military arena. Besides the weapon system cost sequence, the curriculum includes courses in mathematical methods, quantitative decision-making, economics, cost management, risk, systems engineering and maintenance and production management.
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance or Math preferred
Mathematics Required: Calculus (but not necessarily including) differential equations and at least one course in statistics.
Test Required: GMAT 550 (28 Verbal, 37 Quantitative, 4.5 Analytical Writing); GRE 153V/148Q (within the last five years)
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
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Degree Type: Master's
Delivery Method: In-Residence