The mission of the School of Systems and Enterprises is to provide students with a research-centered interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education embedded in systems thinking and design. SSE focuses on applying a systems approach that teaches technical leaders to view challenges from all angles, to understand the nature and complexity of enterprise-wide problems, and to conceive creative solutions that achieve breakthrough results across a range of domains.


Over the next five years, the School of Systems and Enterprises will build on its strengths as a world leader in systems science and engineering to play an evolutionary role in facilitating efficient solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our society. The school will effectively educate thought and technical leaders who will impact global challenges in research and development, policy and strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation in academia business and government.

One of the nation's first schools dedicated to systems science and engineering, the School of Systems and Enterprises attracts the brightest minds who see the big picture and endeavor to find bold solutions to some of the biggest problems facing the world today. SSE offers students a hands-on, application-driven education that combines rigorous academic study with research and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The SSE learning experience instills within students the technical acumen and leadership skills that enable them to effect transformative change, applying human intelligence to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Collaborative research that permeates academia, business and government is a crux of SSE's research into areas with high societal impact, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, intelligent transportation, smart cities, and urban resilience.