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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Information Management Operations Management Business Information Systems

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

The MSc is taught on a full-time basis over one year. During this time, you must accumulate 180 credits to qualify for the award of MSc. 120 credits come from modules taught and examined during two 15-week semesters. These courses explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at methods, models and techniques that are used to resolve organisational difficulties. The courses integrate management techniques and technologies they control.

These courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and are a graduate in management, computer science, engineering or a related discipline and want to pursue a career in operations management. You will also need an ability to analyse problems in a structured way. The MSc Information Systems and Operations Management focuses on the creative potential of information technology for innovation and change. The MSc Management Science and Operations Management is the most quantitative course, emphasising the increasing trend to apply analytics and management science techniques in business and management. Such is the demand from employers for graduates with analytical skills who can apply critical thinking to problem resolution, you can expect to enter a career in management science and/or operations and supply chain management.

As a postgraduate student at Nottingham University Business School you will have access to our specialist in-house Postgraduate Careers Service to help you develop your career management skills and explore your career options. Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Fundamentals of Management Information Systems - Core

The module covers the following: Fundamentals IS concepts: definitions and typology; Historical context, including the evolution of the internet; Why IT matters to the modern business; Key technologies; Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Systems (ERP), the Cloud, Knowledge Management; Digital Business Models; Big Data Analytics; Digital Business Ecosystems; Law and IT; and Technology adoption. This module belongs to semester one.

Management Science for Decision Support - Core

The emphasis in this module is on formulating (modelling) and solving models with spreadsheets. The topics covered include: modelling principles, optimisation and linear programming, network models, introduction to integer programming, key concepts of probability and uncertainty, decision theory, queuing systems and simulation. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

A degree (or international equivalent) in an engineering, science or business related subject. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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