New Undergraduate Majors to Debut in Fall 2016

Published in MIT News on April 8, 2016

Driven by student demand and the blending of fields, new opportunities include management tracks and minors in computer science, data science, and innovation.

This coming fall, MIT undergraduates will see some major (and minor) enhancements to their education. Four new majors and seven new minors, many that cross disciplines and schools, have been created.

New major bachelor of science programs include Management, Business Analytics, Finance, and Mathematical Economics (pending approval at the April MIT faculty meeting).

New minor programs include Computer Science, offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Design, offered by the Department of Architecture and the School of Architecture and Planning (in collaboration with departments across MIT); Entrepreneurship and Innovation, jointly offered by the School of Engineering and MIT Sloan School of Management; Statistics and Data Science, offered by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS); and Management, Business Analytics, and Finance, offered by MIT Sloan...

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