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 iconManagement 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 society's most complex problems.

news article iconConducting 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.

                         Exploring studies in Management Sciences

Interested in pursuing Management Engineering or Management Sciences Option in your undergraduate studies? Learn more about the programs and requirements before applying.

Management Sciences offers a variety of graduate programs that emphasizes on research engagement and professional development, setting you up for success in the working industry.


Career Opportunities

View and apply to the current faculty positions available at the Department of Management Sciences. Be sure to include all of the requested information.

Faculty Openings

We’re always looking for talented new faculty members who are passionate about educating the brightest engineers of the future and advancing innovative ideas to the next level.


Management Sciences in the News 

Discover the latest news in student accomplishments, research development, and learning advancements within Management Sciences.  

Prof. Abouee Mehrizi on the supply chain of COVID-19 vaccines for Fortune Magazine 

  1. Jan. 15, 2022MSCI faculty member receives best paper award on study of a new pedagogy in business analytics

    Management Sciences lecturer Ada Hurst and her co-authors Tiffany Bayley, an Assistant Professor at the Ivey Business School and David Wheatley, an Assistant Professor at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, were awarded the 2021 Best Research Paper award from the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE). 

  2. Jan. 5, 2022MSCI professors and alumnus talk up AI success in supply chain applications

    Management Sciences professors Samir Elhedhli, Fatma Gzara, and Mehrdad Pirnia were recently featured in an informative event that delivered practical insights for industry on the application of artificial intelligence to address supply chain challenges.

    Dr. Kourosh Malek, a Management Sciences PhD alumnus and currently Head of AI and Data Analytics at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH was also a featured panelist. 

  3. Nov. 29, 2021Remembering a founding member of management sciences

    Shoukry Saleh, a retired faculty member who helped build a Waterloo Engineering department, died on August 9 at the age of 91.

    In 1968, he was one of four professors recruited by Archibald Sherburne, then dean of Waterloo Engineering, to establish the Faculty’s management sciences department.

    Instrumental to its launch the following year, Saleh served as department chair from September 1974 to August 1978.

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  1. Jan. 27 to Feb. 24, 2022The Water Innovation Challenge
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    New Innovation Research Challenge Seeks Proposals for Novel Applications of BlackBerry Technologies to Advance Progress Against UN Sustainable Development Goals

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