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Ph.D. in Systems & Engineering Management

  1. Apr 26, 2015 #1
    I've decided that after I finish my MA Math next year I'm going to apply to this program. It's actually a hybrid program that allows people to take classes part time. They do have a modest residency requirement for two consecutive summers, and they're generous in transferring courses. I live in Texas, so I'll get the in-state rates.


    I have a few deficiencies to make up. Among those, I need to learn how to program, so I'm starting with Python. In the fall, I'll have to learn R for my Statistics course.

    What do you think of the program? Anymore preparatory suggestions? Thanks.

    Here are some courses that I've taken:

    Modern Physics I, II
    Intermediate Mechanics
    Thermal Physics
    Modern Optics
    Calculus I, II, III
    Differential Equations
    Abstract Algebra
    Intermediate Analysis
    Discrete Math
    Advanced Linear Algebra I, II
    Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

    MA Mathematics - Expected graduation summer/fall 2016
    Introduction to Differential Geometry
    Differential Equations (current semester)
    Complex Analysis (current semester)
    Future courses: Number Theory, Statistics, Regression and Linear Models
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  3. Apr 26, 2015 #2


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    what do you want out of that program?
  4. Apr 26, 2015 #3
    Well, simply put, I'd like to be able help businesses improve their processes or operations by making them more efficient/productive. Productivity is central in Austrian economics, and I'd like to contribute value to society in this manner. When this refinement occurs, standards of living are raised. I suppose that's the highfalutin sentimental motivation.
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