Focus Tracks

The ESD undergraduate program has been designed with flexibility in mind, so that students can customize their courses to suit their interests and future careers.  Students may choose to follow one of five tracks.  These focus tracks provide exposure to specific industries and are composed of three elective courses usually taken in terms 6, 7, and 8.  Students who complete a focus track will have it indicated on their transcript so that future employers can recognize this expertise.  Choosing a focus track is optional and students are expected to discuss their elective choices with their faculty advisor.

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

The data analytics track is offered in conjunction with the ISTD pillar and focuses on data driven decision-making.  ESD students take a selection of ESD electives and ISTD courses to better understand the interaction between data, models, and decisions. The data...

Economics & Operations Research

Economics & Operations Research

Students are introduced to topics in economics and operations research through several courses in the ESD core. This focus track provides advanced methodology courses to deepen exposure to these areas. Note that the required courses for this track include two...

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

The energy and environment track highlights the assessment of sustainable improvements to electricity generation and distribution as well as our impact on the environment through analytic tools and methods. Courses will introduce methods to evaluate the life-cycle cost of a...

Financial Services

Financial Services

The financial services track is designed for students who are interested in careers in the securities, banking, and financial management and consulting industries, or as quantitative analysts in corporate treasury and finance departments of general manufacturing and service firms. The...

Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain & Logistics

The focus of this track is the design, planning, and operation of supply chains. This involves the orchestration of the production of raw materials, the manufacturing of components, the assembly and packaging of final products, and the transportation, distribution and...