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Department of Management Science

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About the Department

The Department of Management Science has one of the largest number of Operational Research and Systems teaching staff in the country, with an outstanding research and publishing record. With a worldwide reputation as an international centre of excellence, this department has a distinguished history of helping organisations solve real problems.

Originally founded as the Department of Operational Research in 1964, the first of its type in Europe, the department has grown and evolved, so that it now also covers Operations Management, Information Systems and Business Analytics. The Department takes the lead in three research centres: the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency and the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL). The Department also has leadership roles in the EPSRC funded STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training, the Data Science Institute and NATCOR Mathematical Sciences Taught Course Centre.

Teaching and Research

This department delivers a range of undergraduate, Master's and PhD courses which will provide you with the logical, mathematical, project management, systems thinking, and information systems and technology skills that are much in demand.

  • Undergraduate

    Our undergraduate courses are perfect for those who have excelled at Mathematics or Statistics at school and are looking for challenging graduate careers.

  • Master's

    Our flexible Master's programmes are designed for people who wish to work in areas such as business analytics, operational research and more.

  • PhD

    Our PhD programme offers students the ideal opportunity to research in depth as a prelude to an academic or consulting career.

  • Research

    Working at the heart of research in management science and operational research (OR).

Engaging with Business

Artificial Intelligence technology and algorithms that can replace many routinised tasks are already available, and have the potential to improve the productivity of professional services. Professor Martin Spring discusses problems with technology adoption.

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The Management Science department runs a series of research seminars with invited academics from universities across the world, as well as training courses, workshops and conferences.

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