This program teaches generic mathematical models and methods that allow you to solve contemporary decision problems in a wide variety of applications. Examples from logistics include vehicle routing, supply chain optimization, and inventory management. But there are many other applications, such as donor kidney allocation and optimizing tumor treatment plans in the medical field, or dike height optimization and train scheduling in the public sector.
Because Operations Research and Management Science is predominantly an applied field, you will also develop the skills to successfully apply the theory in practice, and to communicate efficiently with the decision makers.
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Master's program in Operations Research and Management Science offers you:
•A degree qualification held in high regard by international organizations that increasingly depend on quantitative methods to support their operations, logistics and supply chain management decision-making.
•Excellent career perspectives: The Master's program in Operations Research and Management Science is one of the programs with the best career prospects. Modern developments such as Big Data and Business Analytics have increased the already high demand for specialists in Operations Research and Management Science.
•Relevant, real-world learning where the emphasis is on solving actual business problems and turning managerial ideas into concrete system specifications, whether it is during in-class exercises or while on an internship in a company.
•OR Mastermind: offers you an inside in real business cases, discussions on the new trends in the Operations Research and Management Science field and the opportunity to get in touch with companies and to explore the labour market.
•Taught by teachers and supervisors that are leading experts in this field from the world-class Tilburg School of Economics and Management. You not only learn to apply existing techniques to solve industry problems but get to develop your own.
•Small class-sizes giving you more quality time with approachable and supportive professors and closer interaction with your classmates.
The quantitative modelling expertise that you will have gained will open up extensive career opportunities for you in the private sector, as well as in the public and non-profit sectors. Your degree prepares you for a career as Operations Research or Management specialist, in a consultancy firm, a software company, and many other companies. You will also be in an excellent position to pursue a PhD in Operations Research or any related field.
The Master’s program in Operations Research and Management Science is one of the programs with the best career prospects. Modern developments such as Big Data and Business Analytics have increased the already high demand for specialists in Operations Research and Management Science. It is estimated that within a few years, 4.4 million vacancies will be available worldwide for, among others, graduates in Operations Research and Management Science. It is expected that only 1.5 million of these can be filled.
To be eligible for the Master's in Operations Research and Management Science program, you will need a Bachelor's in Econometrics degree or similar discipline from a university recognized by the Admissions Board. We require you to have a solid academic background in the following fields: Mathematics and Statistics and Economics. Tilburg University
offers a Pre-Master's program specifically for graduates whose university Bachelor's degree does not meet the entry requirements of the Master's program in Operations Research and Management Science. A GMAT and an English Proficiency(TOEFL/IELTS/CPE) are also required
EEA citizens (Statutory fee): € 1,998; Non-EEA citizens (Institutional fee): € 14,000