To date, we’ve asked 36 current and past management science and quantitative methods students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

There’s likely at least a few majors you could see yourself in.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a management science and quantitative methods degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a management science and quantitative methods degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are management science and quantitative methods students compared to other degrees?

Overall, management science and quantitative methods students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.1 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, management science and quantitative methods students rate their happiness similarly to students in Aerospace Engineering, Criminal Justice and Radio, Television, and Digital Communication.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to management science and quantitative methods

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Marketing$76,021
Communications, Journalism, and Related Studies$67,033
Aerospace Engineering$97,475
Management Science and Quantitative Methods$87,616
Criminal Justice$56,609
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication$57,182
Engineering$100,540
Business/Managerial Economics$91,469

Let's break that down further.

Are management science and quantitative methods students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
40 ratings
5 stars
25%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
20%
2 stars
18%
1 stars
10%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
42 ratings
5 stars
24%
4 stars
36%
3 stars
19%
2 stars
17%
1 stars
5%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in management science and quantitative methods experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did management science and quantitative methods graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what management science and quantitative methods grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.8 out of 5 stars
39 ratings
5 stars
33%
4 stars
36%
3 stars
15%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
5%

We can see there’s a cluster of positive responses, which might indicate a strong or growing job market.

Were management science and quantitative methods students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
36 ratings
5 stars
17%
4 stars
19%
3 stars
36%
2 stars
11%
1 stars
17%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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