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. July 26, 2019Management Sciences professor wins prestigious "Test of Time" award

    Prof. Olga Vechtomova of the Department of Management Sciences, together with colleagues Charlie Clarke and Gordon Cormack from the Cheriton School of Computer Science as well as former graduate students, were recently awarded the 2019 ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award. The award acknowledged the impact of their paper titled Novelty and Diversity in Information Retrieval Evaluation

  2. July 24, 2019MSCI professor weighs in on "unplugging" and work-life balance

    Former Management Sciences professor Ada Barlatt was recently featured in a Global News article on the effects of increased internet use among Canadians. Prof. Barlatt, who has founded a digital consulting company aimed at striking a work-life balance with technology - while also serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, weighed in on workplace pressures to stay connected and how they might be affecting work-life balance. 

  3. June 22, 2019Awards reception celebrates student accomplishments

    The Management Science Spring Student Awards Reception took place on June 20, 2019, celebrating the outstanding achievements of undergraduate and graduate students.

    Professor Mark Smucker, Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies, presented letters of congratulations and gift cards to Management Engineering students on the Dean’s Honour List, recognizing their academic excellence in the 2018-2019 academic year. The award recepients were:

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  1. Sep. 3, 2019Management Sciences Graduate Studies Orientation
  2. Oct. 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies Consortium
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    Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

    If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools!

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