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An optimal solution. MSc in Operational Research or Operational Research and Finance

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MSc in Operational Research MSc in Operational Research and Finance OR at Southampton

Careers

Southampton has one of the UK’s strongest OR groups

There are opportunities for jobs as an OR analyst in a variety of sectors, including:

OR is based in Mathematics

Consultancy (PA Consulting, Cap Gemeni)

Strong links with Management Science

Defence (Dstl, QinetiQ)

MSc Programmes Provides training in understanding OR techniques OR and Finance covers a variety of areas of quantitative finance Industrial involvement through case studies, seminars and projects A wide range of options to choose from Extensive choice of projects, mainly with outside organisations

Finance (Barclays, J P Morgan, HSBC) Government (GORS) Health (Hospitals, NHS Trusts) Retail (B&Q, Debenhams, Tesco) Transport (BAA, British Airways , NATS, DeltaRail) Entry Requirements and Funding A good first degree in a quantitative discipline Funding is available for students with excellent previous academic results

A wide range of modules are available to choose from

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MSc in Operational Research

MSc in Operational Research and Finance

Project

Deterministic OR Methods

Compulsory Modules

A three-month project, typically with an external organisation, takes place over the summer.

Stochastic OR Methods

Deterministic OR Methods

Typical project sponsors are:

Statistical Methods

Stochastic OR Methods

−− BAA

Problem Structuring

Statistical Methods

−− Barclaycard

Spreadsheet and Database Modelling

Corporate Finance 1

−− Boeing −− British Airways

Visual Basic for Applications

Spreadsheet and Database Modelling

Presenting Reports

Visual Basic for Applications

Case Studies

Presenting Reports

Optional Modules

Optional Modules

OR Techniques

OR Techniques

Forecasting

Forecasting

Computer Analysis of Data and Models

Computer Analysis of Data and Models

Nonlinear Optimization

Nonlinear Optimization

Game Theory in Business

Game Theory in Business

Skills

Skills

Consultancy Skills

Consultancy Skills

Project Management

Project Management

Managing Resources and Operations

Managing Resources and Operations

Economics for OR/MS

Economics for OR/MS

Applications

Finance

OR/MS in Transportation

Quantitative Research in Finance

Healthcare Modelling

Financial Risk Management

Financial Portfolio Theory

Corporate Finance 2

Credit Scoring and Data Mining

Financial Portfolio Theory

Multivariate Statistics for Data Mining

Credit Scoring and Data Mining

Compulsory Modules

Credit Risk Modelling and the Basel Accord Multivariate Statistics for Data Mining

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−− DeltaRail −− Dstl −− Ford Motor Company −− GORS −− NATS −− QinetiQ −− Tesco −− TfL −− Virgin Media

Contact For general enquiries, contact e-mail: mscorenquiry@ southampton.ac.uk tel: 023 8059 7342

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www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/postgraduate UK and EU enquiries: mscorenquiry@southampton.ac.uk +44 (0)23 8059 7342 International enquiries: global@southampton.ac.uk +44 (0)23 8059 9699

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MSc in Operational Research