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Operational Research MSc-PgD-PgC - At the institution - Hatfield - Hertfordshire
Operational Research MSc/PgD/PgC
This is one of a suite of courses which help improve your problem-solving and process enhancement skills, enabling you to influence the decision-making process in the private or public sector. The Operational Research specialism teaches you about the structure of processes and systems in organisations that affect what they can do, making you a valuable asset to a wide range of employers. It will enable you to comprehend the role of modelling in understanding the causes of, and potential solutions to, problem and decision situations.
With a climate of change in organisational practices, this course recognises the importance not only of encountering the latest methods and techniques but also of seeing such activities in the context of the decision making process which they are trying to influence. If you have a science, social science, economics or engineering background, this programme will Careers
Graduates of this programme will be ideally suited to work as data analysts or consultants, but also in management roles in a wide variety of organisations. Teaching methods
We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.
You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.
Year 1 - full details
-ADVANCED OPERATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS
-Computer Simulation for Business
-Decision Sciences Research Project
-Operational Research Techniques
-Problem Structuring Methods
-Essential E-Business Tools
-INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
-Problem Recognition and Solution Implementation
-Statistical Analyses in Business