M.Sc. On Campus

Management Of Complex Systems

University of California, Merced

12 months
11502 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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The graduate program in Management Of Complex Systems at University of California, Merced addresses cross-disciplinary challenges of understanding, modeling, designing, and managing complex systems.


The program draws upon the multidisciplinary composition of Management of Innovation, Sustainability and Technology (MIST) faculty and the interdisciplinary spirit of UC Merced to deliver a distinctive educational experience – one that provides students the flexibility to cross-breed coursework and mentorship with other domains of engineering, science, and social science. 

Likewise, the Management Of Complex Systems program at University of California, Merced does not require prospective students to have any particular undergraduate degree.

Key Features 

  • Courses are directly taught by MIST core faculty who have expertise in various facets of adaptive management of complex coupled human and natural systems, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and public and private enterprises. 
  • As such, coursework and thesis projects are aimed at developing management skills tailored for ‘wicked problems’ – those of indeterminate scale and scope requiring interdisciplinary collaboration – that are so often encountered in complex adaptive systems.

Programme Structure

Multidisciplinary Training

  • Foundations of Management
  • Research Methods for Management
  • Communication for Managers
  • Research Independence
  • Research Ethics and Societal Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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