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Driven by over 50 years of passion for Management Science, and delivering top-quality research, teaching and consultancy.
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).
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.
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday 21 March 2019, 9:00am to Friday 22 March 2019, 5:00pm
Lancaster University Management School will help deliver a major new research project to help mid-sized law and accountancy firms adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to improve productivity and develop new business models.
Distinguished Professor Robert Fildes, an expert in forecasting from Lancaster University Management School, sheds some light into the delicate balance retailers have to strike during Black Friday and Christmas sales.
Routledge has recently announced the publication of a new book by Professor Darren Dalcher. Managing Projects in a World of People, Strategy and Change offers fresh insights, new perspectives and applicable advice for project practitioners, researchers and business executives.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Darren Dalcher has joined the Department of Management Science as Professor in Strategic Project Management at LUMS.
Operational Research alumni from a range of graduation years came together with Management Science department staff members for an informal drinks reception in the Management School on 10th September.
In this article for The Conversation, Dr Stephen Maher (Management Science) explains how a maths technique could help cut waiting times at border control in UK airports.