Please note that we have confirmation from EPSRC that 8 studentships 
will be available for 1999/2000 !

M.Sc in Operational Research and Management Science
University of Edinburgh
One year taught postgraduate course run jointly by the Management School and
the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

This course seeks to develop skills, which build on a numerate first degree,
in the ability to handle information and use it effectively in making
decisions. Such skills are essential to modern management. The M.Sc aims to
instil a knowledge of the modelling of management decisions, an
understanding of Operational Research approaches and solution methods to
aiding such decisions and an understanding of the management environment
surrounding these situations. The course consists of 8 compulsory modules
which cover  the modelling process, the basic O.R. toolkit, the mathematics
and statistics that underpin that toolkit and the business environment
together with the choice of 5 (out of 12) options including ones on using
high performance computing, risk management,and credit scoring. Students
then will do a three month project with an outside organisation. 
The M.Sc in aimed at graduates with a first or second class degree in a
subject with a substantial mathematical content such as mathematics,
computer science, engineering, physical and biological sciences, economics,
business and psychology. 
Lyn Thomas
Professor of Management Science
Department of Business Studies
University of Edinburgh
50 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JY
tel: (0)131-650-3798
fax: (0)131-668-3053