Operational Research has been briefly described as the “scientific analysis of decisions”. It’s concerned with assisting and advising decision-makers in a wide variety of settings.
This distance-learning degree aims to realise the potential of graduates, so that you immediately can play an effective role in providing model-based support to managers helping them to make better decisions at an operational/technical level.
You will develop a rigorous academic understanding of advanced analytical methods that are used to provide structured and analytical approaches to decision-making. You will also develop practical skills in using operational research models to support decision-makers.
All classes are taught using material presented via the internet. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They will guide and support discussion via discussion forums.

Study Details:

MSc 26 months PgDip 20 months PGCert 13 months - Distance learning

Module Details:

Core classes: Foundations of Research & Business Analysis; Quantitative Business Analysis; Managing Business Operations; Spreadsheet Modelling & Demand Forecasting; Operational Research Methods; Becoming an Effective OR Modeller
Elective classes: Business Simulation Methods; Risk Analysis & Management; Advanced Operational Research Modelling Using Specialist Software Tools; Business Information Systems

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Certificate should normally hold at least the equivalent of a UK pass degree.

Students from a wide variety of first degrees are accepted onto the course. Many students have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we also encourage applications from other degrees.

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