M.S./M.Eng. in Management Science and Engineering

The Management Science and Engineering program is directed toward integrating scientific methods with the functional aspects of organizations by investigating the application of quantitative methodology and systems analysis in the context of decision making, risk analysis, economics and cost analysis, production management, and supply chain logistics. This integration provides the students with a broader perspective toward managerial decision-making in both private enterprise and public administration.

Mid-career professionals and recent graduates with a background in engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences who intend to seek managerial, consulting or systems analyst positions are appropriate candidates. In particular, those candidates who intend to seek positions demanding both technical and management skills find the management science background advantageous in dealing with the complex problems of industrial, commercial, and public service organizations.

To be admitted to the program, a candidate must demonstrate basic competence in calculus, statistics, linear algebra, introductory operations research, accounting, production, and economics. A candidate lacking a certain background may be required to take background courses. The minimum program consists of 30 credit hours, of which at least 18 credit hours must be in the 400-level. The ISE Director of Graduate Studies must approve all course work. No more than 9 credit hours may be taken from the college of business and economics (e.g., MKT, ECO, GBUS courses).

Master of Science

The minimum program for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Management Science and Engineering consists of 24 credit hours of approved courses and completion of a satisfactory 6 credit thesis. A faculty member must supervise the thesis. Courses from outside the ISE department usually include other engineering disciplines, mathematics, computer science, and business and economics.

Master of Engineering

The minimum program for the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Management Science and Engineering consists of 27 credit hours of approved courses and completion of a satisfactory 3 credit project or, optionally, 30 credits of approved courses and no project. This program of study is for those students whose interests are geared toward engineering design rather than research. A faculty member must supervise the project.

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Distance Learning

The program is also available online for distance learners. Find out more here.

Lawrence E. White Fellowship

The Lawrence E. White Fellowship is made available through the generosity of Lehigh and department alumnus, Lawrence E. White (’64, ’65, ’69), for full tuition toward 30 credits of master’s degree study in the Management Science and Engineering Program (no stipend is provided). For more information, please click here.

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Management Science and Engineering

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lehigh University
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Bethlehem, PA 18015-1582
Phone: (610) 758-4051

E-mail: Jennifer Vargas