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Operations Research and Management Science

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English (100%)
12 months
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Program description

The Master Operations Research and Management Science aims to solve complicated decision problems in business and in the public sector, using mathematical models and techniques.

The MSc Operations Research & Management Science is a modern discipline and pre-eminently an applied field. Students learn to solve complicated management decision problems in manufacturing and service sectors. Some of these problems are mainly concerned with design, while others are mainly operational in nature. Using different modeling techniques, this program provides the tools for making the most effective decisions.

The MSc Operations Research & Management Science is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the techniques from many fields. This program is designed to provide students first with a rigorous foundation in the theories and methods of mathematics and statistics, economics, and organisation needed to analyse problems from a systems approach. This is followed by course work which includes a core in operations research, inventory and production management, quantitative logistics, combinatorial optimisation, and queueing theory.

Why Study Operations Research and Management Science?

The Master's in Operations Research and Management Science (ORMS) combines the fields of economics, mathematics and statistics to develop in you the specialized skills needed to solve contemporary management problems in production systems, supply chains, and IT.

A modern, interdisciplinary and predominantly applied field, the program draws on techniques from a wide range of disciplines to teach you how to represent - and solve - practical managerial problems from a quantitative perspective. You learn how to use analytical methods, mathematical models and insights from operations research, management science, quantitative logistics, and optimization to establish the best course of action for achieving optimal organizational performance.

  • A Tilburg University Master's in Operations Research & Management Science offers you:
  • A degree qualification held in high regard by international organizations that increasingly depend on quantitative methods to support their operations, logistics and supply chain management decision-making.
  • Relevant, real-world learning where the emphasis is on solving actual business problems and turning managerial ideas into concrete system specifications, whether it is during in-class exercises or while on an internship in a company.
  • Teaching by a multi-disciplinary and international cohort of academics from the world-class Tilburg School of Economics.
  • Small class-sizes giving you more quality time with approachable and supportive professors and closer interaction with your classmates.
  • Learning that challenges and stimulates, where you not only learn to apply existing techniques to solve industry problems but get to develop your own.

Operations Research and Management Science Career Prospects

An internationally-respected Master’s in Operations Research and Management Science degree from Tilburg University is a powerful start to a future career. 

Your degree will pave the way for positions including that of a management trainee, OR-specialist, quantitative logistics specialist, and much more. You can expect to find work within operations research consultancy bureaus like ILOG, CQM, or Ortec, consultancy firms like KPMG and McKinsey, and firms developing logistics software like Baan/Invensys, Oracle, and SAP.

You are also in excellent position to pursue a PhD in Operations Research or any related field. 

Operations Research and Management Science Related Programs

Besides the Master in Operations Research and Management Science, Tilburg University offers several other Management related masters such as the MSc Marketing Management program.

See which other programs are related to the Master Operations Research and Management Science

Operations Research and Management Science Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the MSc Operations Research and Management Science will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Operations Research and Management Science program

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 233, TOEFL internet based: 90

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