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What will I learn?

The Master of Science program in Management Science and Engineering (MS&E), offered by the IEOR Department in partnership with Columbia Business School, is the first such program between Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Columbia Business School. It reflects the next logical step in the longstanding close collaboration between the IEOR Department at the Engineering School and the Decision, Risk and Operations (DRO) Division at the Business School.

This program was formed and structured following many interactions with corporations, alumni and students. It emphasizes both management and engineering perspectives in solving problems, making decisions, and managing risks in complex systems. Students pursuing this degree program are provided with a rigorous exposure to optimization and stochastic modeling, and a deep coverage of applications in the areas of operations engineering and management.

It is a 36-credit degree program (equivalent of 12 three-credit courses), assuming adequate preparation in probability and statistics, with students taking at least six courses within the IEOR department, four to six at the Business School. The remaining courses, if any, can be taken from the School of Engineering, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or the Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.

Graduates from this program are expected to assume positions as analysts and associates in consulting firms, business analysts in logistics, supply chain, operations, or revenue management departments of large corporations, and as financial analysts in various functions (e.g. risk management) of investment banks, hedge funds, credit-card companies, and insurance firms.

Which department am I in?

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$50,496.00 per year
USD $2,104 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2023


Columbia University

116th Street, 2960 Broadway,

New York,

10027, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements:  The minimum TOEFL score expected is 600 (written) or 250 (computer version).

For international students

Applicant must have bachelor's degree received from an institution of acceptable standing.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 600 on paper-and-pencil test, 100 on the internet-based test and IELTS score of 7.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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