With this specialization you will easily find work as an operations research specialist.
In this day and age, strategy development in both the public and private sectors increasingly relies on multidisciplinary teamwork. In the specialization in Operations Research (also referred to as Management Science or Business Analytics in business environments) you will learn how to design mathematical methods aimed at optimizing decision making by your fellow team members. Subjects extensively covered in this specialization include queuing theory and game theory. Upon graduation you will know how to apply and implement current analytical methods as well as to develop new methods for enabling ground-breaking scenarios.
If you wish to join the Master’s in Operations Research, you are required to have a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in one of the following fields:
- Operations Research and/or Econometrics
- Mathematics and/or Statistics
- Computer Science
- Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
For detailed information have a look at the general admission requirements.
With this specialization, you will be an asset to all kinds of industries. For instance, you may find yourself assisting hospitals in designing more efficient logistical processes. Alternatively, you could be a member of an engineering team in charge of providing the necessary mathematical groundwork for sustaining technical consultancy. You might also consider a career as a researcher for the government investigating how municipalities can apply sustainable solutions in both new and existing buildings.
Instead of pursuing a professional career as an operations research specialist right away after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can opt to follow a PhD programme at Twente Graduate School (TGS). This involves spending four years studying a particular research area in-depth at one of our research institutes. Obtaining your PhD will earn you the title of Doctor (Dr).