Applied Management Science (formerly OR440)

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr 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 MG4C9 - 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 course leader 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.

A reading week will take place in W6. There will be no teaching during this week.

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%).

Assessment is based entirely on the project report.

The student is expected to work on this full-time from early June to end of August. Two paper copies and one electronic copy must be submitted on a specified date in late August/early September. The page limit for the report is 40 pages, excluding appendices.

A degree cannot be awarded unless MG4C7 Applied Management Science or MG4C9 Management Science Dissertation have been passed.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2014/15: Unavailable

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

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