The program information below is valid for the spring 2019 term (May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019).
The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.
Students are responsible for reviewing the general information and regulations section of the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.
Graduate research fields
- Applied Operations Research
- Information Systems
- Management of Technology
- Study option(s)
- The Department of Management Sciences requires either (i) a 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent; or (ii) a 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent, as the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated at a Canadian institution. A 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated outside of Canada.
- Background in quantitative methods (e.g., Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics).
- All applicants must submit a "Statement of Purpose" - a one page statement addressing their academic background, area of research interest, proposed research studies.
- Applicants who fall slightly below the minimum academic requirements may be considered for admission as transitional or probationary students.
- Résumé/Curriculum vitae
- Supplementary information form
- Number of references: 3
Type of references:
if the applicant has been working for several years, 1 business reference will be accepted along with 2 academic references.
English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
- Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
- The requirements for the program consist of at least 4 courses (0.50 unit weight per course) of graduate credit. At least 2 of the courses (0.50 unit weight per course) must be from the list of core courses.
- All courses must be approved by the student's supervisor.
- Core courses:
- MSCI 605 Organizational Theory & Behaviour
- MSCI 607 Applied Economics for Management
- MSCI 623 Big Data Analytics
- MSCI 630 Human Computer Interaction
- MSCI 631 Probabilistic Models in Operations Research
- MSCI 634 Deterministic Models in Operations Research
- MSCI 641 Text Analytics
- All courses must be at the 600 and 700-level. Students must maintain an overall average of at least 73% at the end of each term, with no more than 2 failed courses overall.
- No more than 1 course (0.50 unit weight per course) may be taken outside the Management Sciences Department. This course will require the approval of the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.
- Link(s) to courses
- Graduate Studies Work Report I and Graduate Studies Work Report II
- Students in the program, who qualify, may choose a co-operative program of study. For a co-operative program of study a student must complete two work-terms and must complete the program during an academic term. The co-operative placements must relate to the program of study. Enrolment in the co-operative program must be approved by the student's supervisor and the Associate Chair Graduate Studies.
- Co-operative students are responsible for following the regulations and procedures of Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA).
- Master's Seminar
- The Master's Seminar is a 30 minute presentation about the student’s thesis. This is not a formal defence, but a milestone that each student is required to fulfill prior to degree completion.
- Master’s Thesis
- Students in the program complete a thesis which contains some elements of original work. The thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor, examined by a committee including two or more other members, and placed on display in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Office.