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. Oct. 2, 2018Teaching innovation brings industry-sourced experiential learning opportunities to the classroomStudents in Shah's class

    Umair Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences has adopted an innovative approach to bridge the ‘industry-academe’ divide by piloting the use of the Riipen  platform at the University of Waterloo.

  2. July 24, 2018Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

    A new study co-authored by Management Sciences Professor Lukasz Golab found that coupling bikeshare with public transit could help increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership.

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  3. July 24, 2018Applicants to Engineering programs sell themselves differently based on gender

    In new research by Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab, it was found that engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on their gender. Males often described how their technical skills and experience matched the profession. In contrast, female applicants want a career that enables them to impact and improve society. These findings could help universities better market themselves to attract more female engineering applicants.

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  1. Oct. 18, 2018Management Sciences seminar | Mark Hawley: "Project management"Mark Hawley

  2. Oct. 19, 2018Management Sciences seminar | Mahdi Roghanizad: "Predicting Cooperativeness: The Medium is the Message"

    Is communicating via Skype or other video media equivalent to a face-to-face meeting? We have known for some time that after interacting face-to-face, people can predict the cooperative behaviour of strangers with better-than-chance accuracy. But is this ability affected when communications are mediated by video technology? This study reports four laboratory experiments examining how different communication conditions affect cooperation prediction efficacy.

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