Applied Management Science

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr David Newton


This course is available on the MSc in Management Science (Decision Sciences) and MSc in Management Science (Operational Research). This course is not available as an outside option.

Cannot be taken with OR499 Management Science Dissertation.

Course content

The student will carry out and report upon a substantial practical piece of Management Science. The project will either be found by the Group or may be suggested by the student, with the approval of his/her teachers.


8 hours of lectures in the MT. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of seminars in the LT.

Formative coursework

Each student will be assigned an internal project supervisor who will monitor his/her progress on a continuing basis and give tutorial advice as required.

Indicative reading

Detailed suggestions for reading will be provided in the course of supervision.


Project (100%) post-summer term.

Assessment is based entirely on the project report. Two paper copies must be handed in to the MS Group on a specified date in late August/early September. The page limit for the report is 40 pages, excluding appendices. The project is critical to assessment.

Key facts

Department: Management Science Group

Total students 2012/13: 63

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills