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 four research centres: the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency, Centre for Technological Futures and the Centre for Transport and Logistics. 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 & 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
£750,000 funding awarded to Lancaster researchers to help shift consumers away from plastic food packaging
Lancaster University is one of 10 university-led research projects to receive a share of £8 million in funding from the UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle the issue of plastic waste in the UK.
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.