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. Apr. 4, 2018Search results affect medical treatment decisions

    A study by Amira Ghenai, a computer science PhD candidate supervised by Management Sciences professor Mark Smucker, found that search engine results have a "significant effect on people's ability to make correct treatment decisions."  Search results biased with incorrect information can lead to worse treatment decisions than not receiving any information at all. This is particularly concerning in cases when people seek treatment for serious illnesses.

  2. Mar. 29, 2018Local high school students test their math skills at first TORCH competition at the University of WaterlooA team of Waterloo TORCH competitors working to solve a problem

    On March 17, 2018,  over 40 high school students from the Waterloo Region tested their math skills and learned more about the field of operations research at the The Operations Research Challenge (TORCH). The competition was jointly organized by volunteer graduate students in the Department of Management Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Math.

  3. Mar. 26, 2018Students win first prize at provincial project management competition

    A group of Engineering graduate students won first prize in the Wideman Education Awards, Ontario competition, which promotes socially oriented project work. Taru Agarwal, Diana Jaber, Jithin John Matthews, Rafat Tahboosh, Jing Wu, and Alizeh Zaman completed the project as part of a Management Sciences course - MSCI 651 - International Project Management, instructed by Prof. Peter Carr.

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  1. Apr. 24 to 25, 2018ExpecTAtions Teaching Assistant Workshop

    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.

  2. Sep. 7, 2018Graduate Studies Orientation Fall 2018

    To ensure we have space and refreshments for everyone, please make sure to register.

    Register for Fall 2018 Orientation

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