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.
- Nov. 16, 2018
- Nov. 13, 2018
A couple of disastrous co-op housing experiences were the inspiration behind a Capstone Design project that has developed into a startup company with the goal of ensuring students on work terms find decent and affordable accommodation.
PadPiper is an online site designed to help co-op students and interns locate verified furnished housing.
- Oct. 26, 2018
New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods.
In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, management sciences researchers, led by Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi, developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.
- Nov. 19, 2018
We compare two models of a multi-server queueing system with state-dependent service rates and return probabilities. In both models, upon completing service, customers are delayed prior to possibly returning to service. In one model, the determination of whether a customer will return occurs immediately upon service completion, at the beginning of the delay. In the other, that determination is made at the end of the delay, capturing the idea that it takes time for the customer’s condition and needs to evolve or assess, before it becomes known whether a return to service is needed.
- Nov. 26, 2018
Jatin Nathwani, Management Sciences
- Nov. 27, 2018
This study examines how duration of patent examination is affected by technological diversity of patent applications, using a sample of all pharmaceutical patent applications filed between 1985 and 2017 at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). Patent examination is a crucial process to evaluate the patentability of technological inventions. To understand what factors influence patent examination duration can offer strategic insights for both patent applicants and patent system designers.