Stanford's School of Engineering was founded in 1925 and is comprised of nine academic departments. Undergraduate program ranking and graduate program ranking show evidence of the school's premier standing. Its stellar faculty includes a Nobel laureate, winners of the National Medal of Science and other prestigious honors. Additionally, many faculty members are recipients of distinguished endowed professorships. The school has strong ties to industry through membership of the Advisory Council, the Dean's Strategic Council, numerous industrial affiliates programs, and individual faculty relationships.
The Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) provides education and research associated with the development of knowledge, tools and methods required to make decisions and required to shape policies, to configure organizational structures, to design engineering systems, and to solve operational problems associated with the information-intensive, technology-based economy.