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Programme structure

The MSc Management Science is divided into two distinct streams:

Under each stream students will study three compulsory core courses, and submit a 10,000-word dissertation. 

In addition students will have the opportunity to customise their programme according to their own interests and career goals, and benefit from a truly interdisciplinary learning experience, by choosing optional elective courses from a range of world-leading academic departments across the LSE.


Operational Research (OR) stream

Programme structure 

MSOR-structure 

Compulsory courses 
  • OR401 Techniques of Operational Research (0.5 unit) will introduce students to a range of Management Science techniques. The particular techniques taught may vary from year to year
  • OR428 Model Building in Mathematical Programming (0.5 unit) -  Mathematical Programming is one of the most powerful and widely-used quantitative techniques for making optimal decisions. The course has a pragmatic focus and aims at enabling students to model and solve real-life management problems, using a range of approaches.
  • OR426 Computer Modelling: Applied Statistics and Simulation (0.5 unit) will introduce students to the uses and practice of stochastic modelling and applied statistics
  • EITHER  OR440 Applied Management Science (1.0 unit) a three month practical project undertaken for a real company in a real life situation – a chance to put what has been learned on the programme to good use. Click here for details.
  • OR  OR499 Dissertation (1.0 unit) 10,000-word dissertation which allows students to pursue an independent piece of research within the field of Management Science. 
Optional courses (combination to the total value of 1.5 units)

One of the following half (0.5) unit courses:

Management

  • MG405 Behavioural Decision Science (0.5 unit)

Operational Research

  • OR406 Mathematical Programming: Theory and Algorithms (0.5 unit)
  • OR408 Combinatorial Optimisation (0.5 unit)
  • OR409 Auctions and Game Theory (0.5 unit)
  • OR414 Advanced Topics in Operational Research (0.5 unit)
  • OR432 Operational Research and Decision Sciences in Practice (0.5 unit)
  • MG455 Principles of Decision Sciences (0.5 unit)
  • MG456 Advanced Decision Sciences (0.5 unit)
  • OR437 Solving Unsolvable Problems: NP-completeness and how to cope with it (0.5 unit)

Two of the following half (0.5) unit courses:

Accounting

  • AC491  Financial Accounting, Reporting and Disclosure (0.5 unit)

Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour

  • ID430  Organisational Behaviour (0.5 unit)
  • ID431  Organisational Change (0.5 unit)

Information Systems

  • IS471  Innovating Organisational Information Technology (0.5 unit)

Mathematics

  • MA419  Search Games (0.5 unit)

Management

  • MG401  Operations Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG423  Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets (0.5 unit)
  • MG425  Global Business Management (0.5 unit)

Statistics

  • ST422  Time Series (0.5 unit)

Students may also choose a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses|.


Decision Sciences (DS) stream

Programme structure

MSDS-structure 

Compulsory courses
  • MG455 Principles of Decision Sciences (0.5 unit) examines ‘decision capability’, that is the ability of people to make judgments and decisions and blends research on how individuals and groups actually make decisions with theories on how they should make decisions in order to be consistent.
  • MG456 Advanced Decision Sciences (0.5 unit) extends the concept of ‘decision capability’ and shows how that capability can be enhanced with appropriate modelling and analysis. It uses illustrations of real-world Decision Analysis applications and employs several case studies to build students’ skills.
  • OR426 Computer Modelling: Applied Statistics and Simulation (0.5 unit) will introduce students to the uses and practice of stochastic modelling and applied statistics
  • EITHER  OR440 Applied Management Science (1.0 unit) a three month practical project undertaken for a real company in a real life situation – a chance to put what has been learned on the programme to good use. Click here for details.
  • OR  OR499 Dissertation (1.0 unit) 10,000-word dissertation which allows students to pursue an independent piece of research within the field of Management Science.  
Optional courses (combination to the total value of 1.5 units)

One of the following half (0.5) unit courses:

Management

  • MG405  Behavioural Decision Science (0.5 unit)

Operational Research

  • OR401  Techniques of Operational Research (0.5 unit)
  • OR409  Auctions and Game Theory (0.5 unit)
  • OR414  Advanced Topics in Operational Research (0.5 unit)
  • OR432  Operational Research and Decision Sciences in Practice (0.5 unit)
  • OR437  Solving Unsolvable Problems: NP-completeness and how to cope with it (0.5 unit)

Two of the following half (0.5) unit courses:

Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour

  • ID430 Organisational Behaviour (0.5 unit)
  • ID431 Organisational Change (0.5 unit)

Mathematics

  • MA402 Game Theory 1 (0.5 unit)

Management

  • MG401 Operations Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG423 Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets (0.5 unit)
  • MG425 Global Business Management (0.5 unit)

Managerial Economics and Strategy

  • MN415 The Analysis of Strategy A (0.5 unit)

Social Psychology

  • PS445 Organizational and Social Decision Making (H)

Students may also choose a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses|.

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