Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) online Master of Management Sciences - Management of Technology - MOT

MMSc Online

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Program Details

The Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) online program (also known as Management of Technology - MOT) is a part-time coursework degree.

Students who successfully complete the program and meet the Management Sciences degree requirements will be conferred the Master's in Management Sciences graduate degree from the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management Sciences. The final degree does not distinguish between full-time, part-time, online, or on campus pathways.

The Department of Management Sciences has endeavoured to maintain the same excellence in the online program offerings that is available to the on campus students.  In order to maintain flexibility within the program for our professional students, the variety of the courses offered is not as expansive as that offered on campus, focusing more on technology management skills and integration of information technology. In creating and growing the MMSc online program the department has firmly adapted the same academic standards to our online learning environment that has become a Waterloo staple.

Required Courses

Students who choose the Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) degree via online learning must complete a total of eight courses (.50 weight) at the 600 or 700 level.

Course requirements in the MMSc online program include: 

  • MSCI 602 Principles of Management of Technology
  • MSCI 603 Principles of Operations Research
  • MSCI 605 Organizational Theory & Behaviour
  • MSCI 606 Foundations of Senior Management
  • MSCI 607 Economic Concepts for Management
  • MSCI 609 Quantitative Data Analysis for Management
  • Plus two (2) electives.

For a full listing of Management Sciences courses visit the University of Waterloo graduate calendar.

MMSC Students are expected to maintain an overall average of at least 73% at the end of each term, with no more than two failed courses overall.

A grade less than 65% in any course counts as a failure. A failed core course must be repeated (one time only) and a failed elective must be replaced. A failed course will count toward your overall GPA but does not count toward the eight course requirement.


Exemptions do not apply to the MMSc online program requirements. 

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Program Delivery

The entire MMSc online program is completed online within a virtual classroom. Students and faculty participate in tutorials, lectures, discussion, group projects, and course assignments. While we invite you to stop by and visit the campus at any time, it is possible to complete the degree fully off campus.

Using the Waterloo LEARN system, we are able to host interactive tutorials, quality lectures, and real-time discussions.

MMSc Online Le​arning

In the MMSc online program you become part of vibrant online learning community and of an international network of graduate students made up of professionals such as team leaders, consultants, managers, executives, and CEOs working in a wide variety of fields.

MMSc online courses may include video and Power Point lectures, individual written assignments, group based assignments using case studies, projects, business simulation, and seminars. Group assignments may be individually graded, which means that marks are based on the individual contribution made by each participant.


Lecture times and tutorials vary from instructor to instructor. As room bookings are not a concern, most instructors in the program will work to arrange a time compatible to the majority of their class. 

We encourage all students to participate via the live lecture, however, time zones, careers and families are often not as flexible as we would like.  Each lecture is, therefore, archived for later accessibility. Participating via the archived materials is possible but we do stress the value of live interaction.

Karen Dudinski Graduate MMSC Online program

"Waterloo's MMSc [online] program allowed me to get a highly respected management masters degree while continuing my full-time job and being a mother to a young family. I worked intensively online with my fellow professionals in organizations internationally and constantly applied what I learned to help my company perform better. I could never have done this in a classroom program."
Karen Dudinski National Technical Manager, Acklands-Grainger Inc., MMSc online graduate

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Exams are arranged through Waterloo's Center for Extended Learning and invigilation services located worldwide. 


The University of Waterloo operates on a three term per year basis, with each term being four months in total (winter: January-April, spring: May-August, and fall: September-December). 

The MMSc online program is a part-time professional program.

Part time Graduate Engineers at the University of Waterloo can enroll in a maximum of one (1) course per term. Students can request to over ride this maximum to add a second course but it must be approved by the MMSC Online Program Director and the Faculty of Engineering Associate Dean Graduate Studies.

While we do try to stay as flexible as possible, it is important to remember that these are graduate level courses, and each course requires on average 12-15 hours each week to dedicate to your studies.

As most students complete the program one course per term, the entire program is usually completed within two and a half years. 

In the end, the duration of the program is dependent on you and how you are able to proceed within the program guidelines, other priorities and financial commitments.


Tuition for the MMSc online program is assessed on a per course per term basis.

Please view the student fees site for current tuition rates.

Figuring the total program cost would be tuition per course multiplied by the number of courses (8).

For example:

Tuition for Spring 2022 was: $3,947.00 per course.

The total program cost would be tuition ( $3,947.00)  x required courses (8) = $31,576.00

Additional expenses include textbooks; however on average, course instructors select course materials within the $100 - $150 range.

There are no travel costs. Exam proctoring fees are covered by the program. 

Most standard computer systems are sufficient for the online system requirements. Any additional software you may not currently have are available as free downloads.

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OSAP and other traditional funding sources

Most traditional academic funding sources, including OSAP, are not available to part-time students. However, 95% of our student body is either fully or partially funded by their employers. 

We recommend you get in touch with your human resources department and find out about academic advancement/career development funding opportunities that may be available to you.

Kenneth Law MMSC Online graduate
"Managers of the future will work in organizations that are based on strategic application of information technology, innovation and intrapreneurship. This program is a superior choice to an MBA."
Kenneth Law, MBA, MMSc online graduate

Becoming a student

To apply to the program, you will need to review the Management Sciences application requirements and procedures.

Note: Some of the program's required courses will need a background in calculus and probability. If you don't have the required calculus and/or probability qualifications, before you apply, you may want to consider completing some undergraduate level courses first. To do so through the University of Waterloo Centre for Extended learning:

  • enrol in MATH 127, MATH 106 and/or PSCYH 292 to be considered for admission to a graduate program in Management Sciences.
  • apply for post-degree admission to the MATH course. The site outlines what is required and the deadlines.
  • After you have received an email from the Center of Extended Learning (CEL) confirming your acceptance as a post-degree student, please contact us and let us know you are applying to the MMSc online program and would like this course(s) to be considered in your application.
  • If you are offered admission to our MMSc online program it will be conditional upon the successful completion of MATH 127 (for example), achieving a grade of no less than 70%.

If you have any questions, concerns, or require assistance through the application procedure, feel free to contact the MMSc online coordinator for support.

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