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What is Management Science and Engineering?

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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Undergraduate degrees

The undergraduate curriculum in MS&E prepares students to plan, design, and implement complex economic and technological management systems where a scientific or engineering background is necessary or desirable.


Graduate programs

Explore MS&E MS and PhD programs—all designed to integrate 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.

Centers, Labs and Groups & Colloquia and Seminars

Management Science & Engineering is at the forefront of solving complex and real-world problems through education and research. We advance the design, management, operation, and interaction of technological, economic, and social systems.

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Career Pathways

Where Can MS&E Take You?

MS&E alumni are professors, research fellows, postdocs, scientists, data scientists, machine learning engineers, software engineers, founders, venture capitalists, corporate executives, attorneys, directors, technical leads, policy experts, consultants, entrepreneurs and more.

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Learn more about Management Science and Engineering from our community. 

Funding & financial aid

Incoming students have several funding and financial aid options to make their academic experience at Stanford as affordable as possible.

Financial aid is available for undergraduate, coterminal, and graduate students through the university’s Financial Aid Office.

Stanford financial aid

Funding opportunities for graduate students include fellowships, research assistantships, training grants, and teaching or course assistantships.

Graduate funding