Operations Research and Management Science
Specialize in optimizing company decisions by using quantitative models and methods
This program teaches generic mathematical models and methods that allow you to solve contemporary decision problems in a wide variety of applications. Examples from logistics include vehicle routing, supply chain optimization, and inventory management. But there are many other applications, such as donor kidney allocation and optimizing tumor treatment plans in the medical field, or dike height optimization and train scheduling in the public sector.
Because Operations Research and Management Science is predominantly an applied field, you will also develop the skills to successfully apply the theory in practice, and to communicate efficiently with the decision makers.
A Tilburg University Master's program in Operations Research and 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.
- Taught by teachers and supervisors that are leading experts in this field 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.
- Research-Based Learning; Teaching at Tilburg University is research-based and research-driven. This means you will learn how to conduct research and how to apply it. You will be provided with the skills and attitude needed to work independently and think analytically - important skills for your future career.
- Learning that challenges and stimulates, where you not only learn to apply existing techniques to solve industry problems but get to develop your own.
There are two start dates available for this Master's program: end of August and end of January.