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Management Science (MS), also known as Operational Research (OR), involves applying a wide variety of methods and approaches, from a diverse set of disciplines, in order to tackle real-life problems in organisations. This programme is linked to the MSc in Operational Research offered by the School of Mathematics, in that all the optional courses are shared. The core courses in this programme are designed for students with a quantitative but not necessarily highly mathematical background. The MSc in Management Sciences equips you for a vast range of exciting careers in the public and private sector for numerate graduates. The dissertation is in the form of a three month project, where you will apply the skills that you have learned to a real-life business problem. A wide choice of projects is available. Most projects involve either a placement within, or else working closely with, a company or other external organisation. Funding The programme is supported by EPSRC funding which allows the School to award a number of grants covering the tuition fee and living expenses to suitable, qualified full-time UK EU students. It is also recognised by the ESRC as a specialist Masters Research programme. Career Destinations Analyst roles in defence, government, transport, health, retail and manufacturing industry consultancy and general management academic research. Programme Structure Full-time study on our MSc programmes follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single unit, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half units are taught over three half-days. Unit teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several units during the same period . Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few units scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional units but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and MayJune each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the unit assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation. The taught part consists of a core (normally compulsory) comprising material considered as standard in MSOR, such as analytic skills, statistics, simulation and decision theory, as well as less traditional topics such as consultancy skills and systems thinking. This core is supplemented by a wide range of options, covering more specialised MSOR techniques, application areas such as finance and health care, risk analysis, information systems and various aspects of management. For more details, see the website. Students are counselled on their choice of options in the light of their backgrounds and their objectives.

Management Science (MS), also known as Operational Research (OR), involves applying a wide variety of methods and approaches, from a diverse set of disciplines, in order to tackle real-life problems in organisations. This programme is linked to the MSc in Operational Research offered by the School of Mathematics, in that all the optional courses are shared. The core courses in this programme are...

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