MS&E Orientation 2017

Dear Incoming MS&E Students:

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Management Science & Engineering (MS&E) Program! We are looking forward to meeting you in August. Orientation for MS&E students begins on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  There are mandatory orientation classes and activities planned through September 1st.  New MS&E students are expected to attend all the sessions.  Academic courses begin Tuesday, September 5th.  

The graduate programs in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at Columbia University provides training in the fields of Engineering Management Systems, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. The programs are designed for students who wish to obtain positions in a variety of sectors and firms including financial, banking, consulting, manufacturing, logistics, technology, etc. You take courses, taught by our renowned faculty and industry practitioners, in stochastic processes, optimization, simulation, quantitative techniques, financial engineering, logistics, supply chain, and much more. In addition to the resources at the IEOR Department, you have an opportunity to take courses throughout the University including the Graduate School of Business, School of International and Public Affairs, and Graduate School of Law.

Our Department also hosts a series of professional and academic seminars including the popular Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar on Monday nights, at which Wall Street and industry practitioners present their recent research or particular specialty, and where students can hear first-hand about life in the financial world. Our Department also invites practitioners in various disciplines and prospective employers to give pedagogic talks to students on the industry.

Please check this page regularly for new information and updates.

Important Milestone dates for the Program:

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:30AM check-in (Attendance to the Program Orientation and Kick-off events is MANDATORY.) 
Location: Miller Theater

Monday, August 21, 2017

Below you will find important information regarding the Program:

For more information about our Department and Program, please visit our website. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, we can easily be reached by calling 212-854-2941 or by sending an e-mail message to

Good luck and see you all next week!

Best wishes,

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