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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).
The Innovation Agency is successfully supporting small businesses to make inroads into the NHS market, according to a new report from Lancaster University – but innovative small businesses continue to face obstacles in bringing their products and technologies to the NHS.
Businesses need to actively embrace artificial intelligence as research from Lancaster University Management School shows most business and technology leaders are optimistic about the value-creating potential of AI in their enterprise but that benefits have proved elusive for a majority of organisations.
Research from Lancaster University has helped to shape a major new policy report setting out an approach for the UK to tackle major 21st century challenges.
A Lancaster University Professor is advocating a new approach to project management that overhauls entrenched practices and calls for new mind-sets, concepts and approaches to treating people within them.
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
Discover our upcoming events. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.
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 10 October 2019, 9:00am to Friday 11 October 2019, 5:00pm