Welcome to Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo

Management Sciences is an academic department within the Faculty of Engineering that offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree in management engineering, an undergraduate option in management sciences, and both research and course-based graduate degree programs. 

Management sciences is a broad interdisciplinary study of problem solving and decision making in organizations. It uses a combination of analytical models, data science, and behavioural sciences to address societies' most complex problems.

Conducting meaningful research that will impact industries and economies, our students and faculty work under three core areas of specialization: applied operations research, information systems, and management of technology. 

  1. Dec. 1, 2017A day in the life of Cynthia Waltho

    Cynthia Waltho, a PhD candidate in Management Sciences, was recently featured in a video highlighting what it's like to be a graduate student at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Oct. 23, 2017Management Sciences professor named a location analysis Rising StarProf. Alumur Alev accepts prize

    Management Sciences professor Sibel Alumur Alev was recently awarded the Charles ReVelle Rising Star award at the 2017 INFORMS annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

    The prestigious Rising Star award is awarded every two years to a person "who has made significant contribution to location analysis research and displays the potential to continue to do so."  Professor Alumur Alev was recognized for her research excellence in hub network design, reverse logistics, and supply chain network design.

  3. Oct. 12, 2017Management Sciences alumni (MASc '79) visit the departmentAlumni talk to first-year students

    On October 3, 2017, five 1979 graduates of the Management Sciences Master's program - Patrick Abbott, Kent Hippolyte, Harald Mayer, Jorge Medina, and Stuart Stark -  visited the department and met with current professors as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

    The five alumni learned about new department programs and offerings  and shared experiences from their long and distinguished international careers in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. 

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  1. Feb. 6, 2018PhD Defence | Morley Katz: "A Field Theory of Leadership"

    Supervisor: Frank Safayeni, Management Sciences

  2. Feb. 27, 2018Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2018 - Management Sciences Heat

    Participate in the 3MT Competition at the University of Waterloo! The University wide competition starts with our department-level heat. We want Management Sciences to be well represented on the university stage!

    The 3MT is a university-wide competition for research-based master’s thesis and doctoral students.  As a competitor, you will have 1 slide and 3 minutes to explain your research to a non-specialist audience.

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