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.
- Oct. 23, 2017
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.
- Oct. 12, 2017
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.
- Oct. 5, 2017
Jagdeep Bachher, a Management Sciences alumnus was recently featured on Bloomberg Businessweek. Since 2014, he has led the University of California's $100 billion pension and endowment fund as its chief investment officer (CIO).
- Nov. 22, 2017
Pallets are the most common form of packaging in the retail industry. Their building involves the solution of a three-dimensional packing problem with side practical constraints such as item support and pallet stability, leading to what is known as the mixed-case palletization problem. Motivated by the fact that solving industry-size instances is still very challenging for current methods, we propose a new solution methodology that combines data analysis at the instance level and optimization to build pallets.
- Dec. 5 to 6, 2017
ExpecTAtions is a two-day workshop that prepares Waterloo Engineering students to undertake a teaching assistantship. To serve as a TA, you are required to complete the ExpecTAtions workshop. After full attendance and successful completion of all required activities you will receive a certificate noting your achievement.