The Department of Management Science provides an extensive careers service and postgraduate students may expect to be eagerly sought after by employers. More than 40 major employers normally contact the Department each year to recruit. Many former students now hold senior positions in their organisation – as management scientists or as managers.

The Department has strong links with companies and organisations, many of which employ our alumni. Companies visit the department to make presentations and interview students as part of their selection process. In other instances, opportunities are advertised via the noticeboards and you are asked to contact company recruitment offices directly.

Management Science, Operational Research, Logistics and Market Analysis are seen by leading companies as the start of a fast track to promotion for high flyers with a numerate or scientific background. Experience has shown that if you have a postgraduate qualification, you will not only obtain a better starting job but will also receive more rapid promotion.


Organisations in which students have been offered jobs in the last three years or so include:


Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Calanais Energy, Cap GeminiHartley McMasterKMPG, IndiciaOEE Consulting LtdPA ConsultingQinetiQ.

Financial services

SantanderBarclaycardHalifax plcHSBCLloyds TSBNatWest ConsultancyPricewaterhouseCoopersRoyal Bank of ScotlandWoolwich.

Transport and communications

AEA Technology - RailBritish AirwaysBT, Digital, London UndergroundNational Air Traffic ServicesT-MobileRoyal Mail, Post Office Consulting.

Retailing and distribution

Allied Domecq plc (formerly Allied Lyons Retailing), Great Universal Stores, LittlewoodsJ SainsburyTescoUnipart.

Manufacturing and energy

Corus (formerly British Steel), Coats Viyella, GlaxoSmithKline (formerly Glaxo Wellcome), Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Scottish Courage.


CIS Consultancy - Metropolitan Police, Ministry of Defence - DSTLHome Office, North Essex Health Consortium, Oxfam.

Operational Research Society

The OR Society's 'Careers in OR' can be viewed here.