This programme will show you how to use mathematical techniques to model and solve real-life financial problems. Operational research is an important skill that is in high demand in the finance industry.
This programme involves two taught semesters of compulsory and optional courses followed by your dissertation project.
Computing for Operational Research and Finance Fundamentals of Operational Research Financial Mathematics and Investment Financial Risk Management Methodology, Modelling and Consulting Skills Simulation Stochastic Modelling
Optional courses are generally grouped into the following areas:
Finance Industry Optimization Statistics
By studying Operational Research you will develop a highly marketable combination of mathematical, modelling, analytical, computing, interpersonal and communication skills.
The skills you will learn are in demand by a vast range of organisations such as professional consultancy firms, big companies with operational research departments like airlines or telecommunications providers, smaller financial firms and the public sector.
Recent graduates have joined Capgemini, British Airways, Orange, Moody's and HM Revenue & Customs.
Industry-based dissertation projects
The dissertation projects of approximately half the students on this programme take place in public and private sector organisations. Other students choose a University-based project.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, physical or biological sciences, economics or business.
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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