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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.


Resources for students

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 Program

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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Stories & Voices

Learn more about Management Science and Engineering from our community. 

Graduating PhD candidate

Wanyi Li

Wanyi shares how listening to an episode of the Freakonomics podcast series featuring Professor Al Roth led her to pursue a PhD degree in MS&E. Wanyi came to Stanford to study Operations Research focused on Economic Systems and Environmental Sustainability. 

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Saron Dea
Graduating Bachelor of Science student

Saron Dea

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.

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Eric Volmar
Graduating PhD candidate

Eric Volmar

Eric shares his research on mission-driven organizations and how entrepreneurs can be successful while doing good for society.

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Andrea Banuet Gonzalez
Graduating Master of Science student

Andrea Banuet Gonzalez

Andrea shares how at an early age she became fascinated with the way things worked—inspecting leaves under a telescope or taking apart and rebuilding a household fan.

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Graphs of stock market values

MS&E News

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

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

Research & Impact

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