Paving the way for a brighter future
MS&E creates solutions to pressing societal problems by integrating and pushing the frontiers of operations research, economics, and organization science.
Why Stanford MS&E?
Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) is one of Stanford’s most innovative and expansive departments. Our unique focus on the interface of engineering, business, and public policy has made us one of the most respected MS&E departments in the world.
Resources for students
The graduate programs offer education and research by integrating three basic strengths: Depth in conceptual and analytical foundations; Comprehensive coverage of functional areas of application; and Interaction with other Stanford departments, Silicon Valley industry, and organizations throughout the world telecommunications.Explore graduate programs
The undergraduate curriculum provides students training in the fundamentals of engineering systems analysis to prepare them to plan, design and implement complex economic and technological management systems where a scientific or engineering background is necessary or desirable.Explore the undergraduate program
Stories & Voices
Learn more about Management Science and Engineering from our community.
Hannah describes her research on eliminating bias in algorithms driven by artificial intelligence, and how she blends the study of technical systems with the study of the people involved with those systems.Hear Hannah's story
Saron originally came to Stanford determined to become a human rights lawyer, but soon realized that she could make just as big of an impact on societal issues with a degree in engineering.Hear Saron’s story
Giovanni studied infectious disease outbreaks as an undergraduate, which positioned him to be at the forefront of COVID-19 research when the pandemic began. He also shares advice for finding work/life balance at Stanford.Hear Giovanni’s story
Juan was born and raised in Chile, where he acquired undergraduate and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and worked as a financial engineer at a small company. Now, he looks forward to soaking up knowledge in a larger Silicon Valley organization.Hear Juan’s story
Learn how MS&E investigates real-world societal problems through research and impact, within academia and in the world at large.
Research & Impact
Collectively, the faculty of Management Science and Engineering have deep expertise in two major disciplines: quantitative modeling and the behavioral sciences.
Browse MS&E PhD theses and dissertations in a digital and searchable format hosted by Stanford Libraries, and see the impact our undergraduates have during their senior capstone projects.