Department of Management Science
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 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.
Teaching & Research
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.
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.Read article
Lancaster University leads drive to bring Artificial Intelligence to heart of business
Key figures from industry, government and academic research came together with Lancaster University Management School’s Centre for Technological Futures to address how they need to adapt and embrace Artificial Intelligence in the future of work.
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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.