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Masters study in Management Science

Specialist Masters with a real-world focus, developing quantitative modelling, systems thinking and consulting skills – ideal for careers in operations, supply chain, market analytics and decision support.

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About our Masters

We offer three flexible MSc programmes focussing on Management Science and Business Analytics, all lasting for twelve-months full-time. They are designed for people who wish to work in business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, supply chain, logistics management, operational research and management science. We also offer the MSc Project Management and the MSc in E-Business and Innovation.

Our MSc programmes combine five themes in quantitative modelling, systems thinking, consulting skills, real-world focus, and information technology.

The Benefits

A few of the reasons why Lancaster stands out from the rest.

Enhance your quantitative modelling skills to help decision making

Use systems ideas to understand and manage complexity

Develop your consulting skills

We help you put theory into practice.

We make strategic, innovative and mindful use of IT

Develop valuable connections with real-world projects

Masters Courses

Find out more about our Masters courses. We also offer the MSc Manufacturing Leadership programme in partnership with The Manufacturing Institute.

MSc Business Analytics

MSc Business Analytics

Provides students with in-demand skills for solving challenging business problems.

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Applying management science in high-quality supply chain and logistics management.

MSc Marketing Analytics

MSc Marketing Analytics

Using management science to support marketing decision making and planning.

MSc/PGDip E-Business and Innovation

MSc/PGDip E-Business and Innovation

Maximising the potential of modern information technologies for innovation in business

MSc Project Management

MSc Project Management

Developing the next generation of professional project managers.

MRes Management Science

MRes Management Science

Extend your knowledge of the methodology and applications of Management Science.

Connected to Business

Our Masters students have the opportunity to undertake a live project with a real company, letting you put your skills into practice in a meaningful way, while gaining valuable experience. Recent projects include developing a simulation model for the NHS to better understand bed occupancy, developing a prostate cancer pathway modelling for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS foundation, evaluating the effect of golf ball technology on player performance, and using system dynamics to measure the impact of uncertainty in construction projects.

Further examples of our MSc projects include:

  • Using system dynamics to understand the impact of emergent information systems on enterprise agility
  • Simulating the annual LUMS Triathlon event to compare options for competitor scheduling
  • Discrete Event Simulation of patient pathways for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Input Model Uncertainty Assessment: A Study Within the Automotive Industry - for Ford Motor Company
  • Developing a Queueing Model for Vehicles Required in Police Districts
  • Modelling the emergency response service in Blackpool Division for North West Ambulance Service

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The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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Student Competitions

SAS, a world leader in business intelligence software, sponsors two student prizes on the MSc Marketing Analytics.

Certificate of Forecasting

Students have the possibility to obtain the Certificate of Forecasting issued by the International Institute of Forecasting during their degree.


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