Today’s businesses are eagerly looking for those with analytical skills to be able to draw insights out of the huge volumes of data now available.This MSc applies a wide variety of techniques and approaches for tackling real-life problems in businesses involving complex decision-making. These usually result in improved processes, productivity and performance, with significant cost savings and increased revenues. Following the taught modules, the dissertation is in the form of a three month project, usually involving a placement or working closely with a company.
Introduction to Management Science; Quantitative Methods; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Simulation; Managing Resources and Operations; Operations Management; Project Management; Visual Basic; Consultancy Skills
Optional modules: from a wide range of options in Management and from the MSc Operational Research offered by Mathematics (eg Systems Thinking; Problem Structuring; Healthcare Modelling; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Project Risk Management; Game Theory; Transportation; Nonlinear Optimisation; Forecasting)