Heres a quick overview of the BSc Management Sciences degree course from the University of Southamptons Management School.
BSc Management Sciences, also known as Operational Research, applies a rational, analytical approach to management, to improve organisational performance.
The decisions associated with management are frequently complex and entail considerable uncertainty, not least because of limited information, time and resources and the motives of different stakeholders.
Using modelling, simulation and other analytical techniques, a management sciences approach can identify alternative strategies and guide practical action.
This BSc Management Sciences degree has been designed to be very flexible, so that you can specialise in your chosen area of interest.
It offers a wide range of options in both mathematical and non-mathematical management sciences.
You will also explore managerial decision-making processes, investigate commonly used management science techniques and assess the means by which people and systems can be managed to improve organisational performance.
In year one there are two optional modules from the School of Management, a language or another approved subject.
In year two there are four optional modules from the School of Management, a language or another approved subject.
In year three there are six optional modules from the School of Management, a language or another approved subject.
As a student on BSc Management Sciences you will be offered high quality tuition based on cutting-edge research.
Your understanding of the subjects covered and your ability to use the knowledge and skills gained will be enhanced through a variety of methods and strategies.
BSc Management Sciences at the University of Southampton now ranks 2nd in the UK, based on the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Southampton was only narrowly beaten by Oxford.
If you would like to learn more about the BSc Management Sciences degree course at the University of Southampton, just go to the Management Schools homepage at www.southampton.ac.uk/management