Course Overview

This programme is ideal if you wish to work in decision support, business analytics, project management, marketing analytics, logistics, supply chain, industrial engineering, operational research or management science.

The employment record of our graduates is excellent and they are in demand from private and public sector businesses for their analytical skills.

Our approach emphasises four themes:

Quantitative Modelling: building and using mathematical and statistical models to help people plan and make better decisions.

Systems Thinking: seeing the whole picture, not just part of the problem.

Consulting Skills: how to work with people and to make an impact.

Real World Focus: putting theory into practice.

The programme has a core of taught modules and then offers different paths through options and a four month project, many of which are carried out within organisations and provide excellent networking opportunities as well as the chance to use acquired analytical skills. Those wishing to go on to PhD level can choose a research project.

Core modules:

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Problem Solving Skills for Consultants
  • Spreadsheet Modelling

Compulsory modules:

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Global Sourcing (with Services)
  • Logistics Modelling
  • Operations and Supply Excellence

Optional modules: These may vary yearly, with some restrictions depending on programme studied.

  • SAS Programming for Business Analytics
  • International Marketing
  • Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
  • E-Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Global Sourcing
  • C++ Computer Programming
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