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. Mar. 21, 2018FIRST Robotics sparks interest in Management Engineering

    For two Waterloo Engineering students, their experience with FIRST Robotics in high school was the catalyst to their enrolling in the Management Engineering program.

    Jordan Grant, 21, and Rebecca Rayner, 22, are in their third and fourth year of Waterloo’s Management Engineering program respectively.

  2. Mar. 20, 20182018 Design Symposium winners announcedManagement engineering class at their symposium

    The 2018 Management Engineering Design Symposium was held on Friday, March 16. Eleven teams of 4th year management engineering students showcased their innovative designs. The event was very well attended, with all projects evaluated by a number of professors, graduate students, and management engineering alumni. In addition, projects were also evaluated by all other visitors, who helped select the People's Choice Award.

  3. 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.

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  1. Mar. 26, 2018Management Sciences Seminar | Jonathan Yu-Meng Li: "Optimization for Measuring Risk in Stochastic Programs"

    Accounting for the adverse impact of "non-average" events has become essential in many applications involving decision making under uncertainty. Its implementation through decision models, namely stochastic programs, requires careful measurement of risk that reflects one's concern about uncertain outcomes. Important theories such as convex risk measures outline conditions required for risk measurement but provide little guidance for cases not meeting the conditions. Unfortunately, such cases are more than common in real-life situations.

  2. Apr. 3, 2018PhD Defence | Tiffany Bayley: "Lot-Sizing of Several Multi-Product Families"

    Supervisor: James Bookbinder

  3. Apr. 16, 2018PhD Defence | Burak Can Yildiz: "Models and Solution Methods for Mixed-Case Pallet"


    Samir Elhedhli

    Fatma Gzara

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