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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 the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency and the Centre for Transport and Logistics. It is also a key partner in the Data Science Institute and STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training.
By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article from Dr Monideepa Tarafdar, where she explores the dark side of ICT. Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.
This department delivers a range of undergraduate, Masters 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.
Our undergraduate courses are perfect for those who have excelled at Mathematics or Statistics at school and are looking for challenging graduate careers.
Our flexible Masters programmes are designed for people who wish to work in areas such as business analytics, operational research and more.
Our PhD programme offers students the ideal opportunity to research in depth as a prelude to an academic or consulting career.
Working at the heart of research in management science and operational research (OR).
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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.
Thursday 30 May 2019, 9:00am to Friday 31 May 2019, 5:00pm
Friday 7 June 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
A trio of Lancaster University Management School students showed their business acumen to pick up a Bronze Award at the annual International Youth Innovation and Enterprise Skills Challenge.
Lancaster University Management School student Tom Moran has been named TARGETjobs UK LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year
This workshop explored the opportunities that R offers to companies for conducting predictive analytics tasks, the road to implementation and potential obstacles.
Several members of the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL) attended the recent Institute of Mathematics and Operational Research Society conference on Mathematics in Operational Research held at Aston University in Birmingham. As part of this conference, Professor Konstantinos Zografos also led sessions on “Optimization of Airport Slot Scheduling Decisions”.
This workshop discussed the impact of recent technological innovations to retail demand forecasting and the role of data science.
The Kingsman Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Management Science Ph.D graduate Aline Fernandes. The prize was established in memory of the long-standing scholar of Management Science, Professor Brian Kingsman.