Operations Research and Information Engineering M.Eng. (Cornell Tech (NYC))

Field of Study

Operations Research and Information Engineering

Program Description

Cornell Tech’s ORIE Masters combines Cornell University’s academic rigor with the energy and opportunity that come with studying in the heart of New York’s tech start-up community. Led by faculty who are actively shaping the future of Big Data, you’ll master the intricacies of business analytics, optimal decision-making and machine learning.

In parallel with your academic technical courses, you will also complete Studio courses—an essential component of every Cornell Tech program. These courses focus on preparing you for innovation within major tech companies or entrepreneurship within startup ventures. In cross-disciplinary teams, you’ll work with business, law, and other Cornell Tech students to create your own startup as well as develop usable solutions for real corporations. In the process, you’ll develop the business savvy and communication skills—as well as peerless technical know-how—that have made previous graduates prime recruiting targets of companies like Google, Facebook, and numerous startups.

ORIE students have the option of studying one of two vectors. The students must take four courses from the list under the corresponding vector below:

Data Science

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Optimization Methods
  • Learning and Decision Making
  • Data Science in the Wild
  • Digital Marketing
  • Natural Language Processing

Operations Analytics

  • Optimization Methods
  • Modeling Under Uncertainty
  • Digital Marketing
  • Service and Online Markets
  • E-Logistics
  • Health Tech, Data, and Systems

Contact Information

Website: http://tech.cornell.edu/programs/masters-programs/
Email: admissions@tech.cornell.edu

Cornell Tech 
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044

Concentrations by Subject

  • applied operations research
  • data analytics
  • financial engineering
  • information technology
  • manufacturing and industrial engineering
  • strategic operations


For Cornell Tech Master of Engineering Tuition Rates please visit: https://tech.cornell.edu/admissions/tuition-fees/.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

For Cornell Tech Master of Engineering Application Deadlines please visit: https://tech.cornell.edu/admissions/meng-application/.


Requirements Summary:

Cornell Tech’s ORIE Masters is ideal for students with a passion for using data-derived insights to shape business decisions. The technical requirements are that you have completed one course on linear algebra, one course on intermediate-level probability and statistics, and one course on programming before applying.

A Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Information Engineering is also offered on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, with a focus on building operations research-related math and engineering skills, rather than Cornell Tech’s more entrepreneurial approach to developing mathematical modeling skills to inform business decisions. Learn more.

Individuals who are interested in the Financial Engineering Concentration and Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM) will need to apply to the Ithaca-based Operations Research program and should visit https://www.orie.cornell.edu/orie/cfem to learn more.

Unlike the Ithaca-based ORIE Masters program, Cornell Tech does not offer a third semester option for their ORIE Masters students.

Learning Outcomes

Careers in the Field

Graduates of the ORIE program go off to careers in:

  • Data Science
  • Analytical Consulting
  • Business Process Optimization
  • Product Management
  • Entrepreneurship (startup)


And work in industries including:

  • Consulting
  • Banking Services
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing and Retail
  • Healthcare


Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation, Organization and Planning of the Solution Process
  • Collaborative Problem Solving and Issue Resolution
  • Communication of Knowledge, Ideas and Decision Justification
  • Self-directed Learning and Professional Development


Cornell Tech Admissions hosts various prospective student events on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus throughout the year. For a complete list of events go to: https://tech.cornell.edu/admissions/admissions-events/