Taught course

Management Science and Operations Management

University of Nottingham · Nottingham University Business School

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an engineering, science or business related subject;

Months of entry


Course content

This course in accredited by EQUIS.

Management science (also known as operations research) covers models, methods and techniques used to address a wide range of management decision problems in business, industry and the public sector. Modelling is at the core of management science. This course introduces you to a range of quantitative, qualitative and conceptual models that can be applied to different management and business problems. It emphasises the increasing trend to apply ‘analytics’ in business and management, exploiting management science methods, IT tools and the availability of data.

The course focuses on applications in operations management, which is a core application domain for management science methods and techniques. Students will also receive a thorough grounding in the key operations management challenges in contemporary organisations and supply chains.

The course is suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in management science and/or operations management, whether or not you have a first degree in a closely-related area. We welcome applications from graduates in business and management, engineering, computer science and related disciplines. Students will need some quantitative skills to excel on the course but the most essential requirement is the ability to analyse problems in a structured way.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Business School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jane Flint/Ruth Evans
+44 (0) 115 951 5614/+44 (0) 115 846 6979