Centers for Outreach & Engagement

OSM 500: Mathematical Models For Business

OSM 500 Course Options

As detailed in your admissions letter, if your test score is below the 25th percentile in the quantitative portion of the GMAT you are required to take OSM 500 in your first or second semester. You have two options to meet this requirement:

Option I:

OSM 500 Credit Course: Worth two (2) credit hours. It is scheduled in Spring, Summer and Fall semester. For course description and registration information please see the CSU Graduate Catalog or online catalog at

Option II:

OSM 500 Non-Credit Waiver Course: The OSM 500 Non-Credit Waiver Course will be graded as a pass/fail. In order to waive the OSM 500 Credit Course, you must receive a passing grade in OSM 500 Non-Credit Waiver Course. The cost is $575. For course schedule and registration information, please see below.  

** Please note, due to the fact that 16 weeks worth of material is compressed into a minimal number of classes, this course may not be a good fit for students who have not taken statistics or similar courses previously.

Course Schedule: January 2016

Day/Date Time
Monday, January 4th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 5th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 6th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 7th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday, January 11th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12th 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Course Materials

Materials will be provided on the first day of class by instructor. The material fee is included with your $575 registration fee. Payment must be received prior to the start of class.

A calculator will also be needed with functions such as Yx, ex, log. Financial calculators are acceptable.

Grading and Homework:

There will be a comprehensive test on the last day of class. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the course. The test is composed of problems very much like the practice problems provided.  Although the homework is not collected, it is very important for the student to do the recommended problems to learn the material and do well on the test.  

How to Register:

By PHone: 216-687-4750

Use your MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card.

For Additional Information, please call 216.687.4750.