This is what some of our former students say about Management Science and their careers.
I loved the course and it has stood me in good stead for my career at Proctor and Gamble. The techniques you learn, such as linear programming and systems dynamics, are very interesting and give you certain skills. However, what I found to be most valuable in the course, and what certainly helped me market myself to employers, was the training in thinking. This may sound like a generalisation, but the Management Science course nurtured my problem-solving skills and actively encouraged innovation. The teamwork and communications skills I learned through groupwork have proved to be invaluable.
Management Consultancy is an exciting and varied career, offering top graduate salaries and plenty of travel opportunities. I don't think I could have got the job without my Management Science background.
As a Business Analyst with MINT (formerly known as RBS Advanta), I am involved in all stages of analysis, from finding out what data is available from different suppliers, exploring that data, writing programs to generate ad-hoc and routine reports up to the final presentation and handling queries from colleagues on the findings. I use the skills that I developed on the degree course every day in my job. A background in Management Science brings together business acumen, quantitative/numerate skills and excellent communications/interpersonal development. This combination is very much in demand in the job market and it cannot be obtained in many other degree disciplines.