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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.

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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

Our 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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Stories & Voices

Learn more about Management Science and Engineering from our community. 

Graduating Bachelor of Science student

Joshua "JC" Chien

JC discusses how joining the Fleet Street acapella group and becoming a practice player and manager with the women's basketball team were two of the best decisions he made at Stanford and how building relationships brings him joy, meaning and success.

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Portrait of Professor Elisabeth Paté-Cornell

Elisabeth Paté-Cornell

MS&E has always been about its students, according to Prof. Paté-Cornell, who recounts her experiences leading MS&E as it was being formed.

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PhD 2022

Laura Taylor-Kale

A successful career in foreign policy and economic diplomacy and a desire to study organizational behavior brought Laura Taylor-Kale (pronounced KAH-Lay) to MS&E.

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The latest in MS&E

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.