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. Feb. 12, 2018Tech giant Amazon backs professor's AI researchOlga Vechtomova

    Olga Vechtomova was the sole Canadian granted funding through the Amazon Research Awards program for faculty members at academic institutions in North America and Europe. There were 49 winners in all selected from proposals submitted in 2017.

  2. Jan. 30, 2018Fourth year students win 3rd prize at 2018 Ontario Engineering CompetitionTeam picture receiving their award

    Fourth year management engineering students Stefanno Da Silva, Shivam Sharma, Tara Tsang, and Julie Yu placed third at the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in the Innovative Design category. This year OEC was held at the University of Ottawa from January 26 - 28. Their project is to develop a group trip planning application and is supervised by Professor Stan Dimitrov.

  3. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Feb. 28, 2018PhD Comprehensive Exam | Abbas Mohsin Attarwala: "Building Models for Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Financial Industry"

    Area of Research:

    Information Systems

    Committee Chair:

    Stan Potapenko, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Examining Committee:

    Stanko Dimitrov, Management Sciences (supervisor)

    Fatih Erenay, Management Sciences

    James Bookbinder, Management Sciences

    Liping Fu, Civil & Environmental Engineering

  3. Mar. 2, 2018PhD Comprehensive Exam | Tracey Judene Pretti: "A Systems Approach to Examining the Task-Based Social Structure of the Co-op Work Term"

    Area of Research

    Management of Technology

    Committee Chair

    Sagar Naik, Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Examining Committee

    Frank Safayeni, Management Sciences

    Elizabeth Jewkes, Management Sciences

    Robert Duimering, Management Sciences

    Nada Basir, Conrad Centre - CBET

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