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Paving the way for a brighter future
MS&E works to advance social good, promote energy sustainability, design economic systems, improve healthcare, create flourishing organizations, improve national security, and more.


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.


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Graduate programs

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. 

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Undergraduate 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.

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Faculty Openings

Stories & Voices

Learn more about Management Science and Engineering from our community. 

Portrait of Hannah Li
PhD candidate

Hannah Li

“As an engineer, you’re taught to build things, to optimize things. That gives you this lens for looking at the world where you’re constantly thinking of all of the ways that you could help make things better.”

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Portrait of Tyreke White
Master's student

Tyreke White

“Being able to choose between a wide array of courses from accounting to machine learning is one of the hallmarks of this program that I would have missed out on if I’d chosen another program.”

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Portrait of Melanie Craxton
PhD candidate

Melanie Craxton

“I became interested in the intersection between behavioral economics and energy policy, inspiring many of the projects I have undertaken during my time at Stanford.”

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Bachelor of Science student

Bryce Marion

“Embrace the struggle. We come to Stanford because it’s an institution that can push us to a place in which we are uncomfortable-out of our depth. These experiences will come to bear the most fruit…”

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Research, stories, events and more

Learn how MS&E investigates real-world societal problems through research and impact, within academia and in the world at large.

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Professor Melissa Valentine with a group of students in a session for Work, Technology, and Organization

Our research & impact

Collectively, the faculty of Management Science and Engineering have deep expertise in two major disciplines: quantitative modeling (and related algorithms) and the behavioral sciences. 

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