Exploring management topics through continuing education is an ideal way for individuals to receive advanced degrees and climb the corporate ladder. A course in management science uses applied mathematics to affect an organization’s ability to reach optimal solutions to complex management problems.
What is a course in management science? It is a unit of instruction that covers the theories, concepts, research and practices of operations research. A course usually involves the study of linear and integer programming, network problems, strategic business decisions, and modeling and rational approaches to the processes of decision making in organizations. Students also learn forecasting techniques, management of inventories and statistical quality control.
An individual may choose to take a class in management science for a number of reasons. Knowledge derived from this course can prepare a student to gather and analyze data, build statistical models, and solve mathematical problems as they relate to managerial issues. Some people use the information learned on the application level, seeking to make practical changes in the real world.
Management science courses are available all over the globe, and costs vary depending on the specific class and its institution’s requirements for registration, tuition and fees. Any student should research the options carefully to ensure that a course meets educational goals.
Ultimately, the goal of a management scientist is to improve decision-making processes using rational and systematic science-based techniques. As such, these applications are not limited to corporations. They are relevant in health care fields, public administration, nonprofit groups and political entities, and the armed forces. While a single course in this field of study is unlikely to prepare a student for a career, it is often the first step toward an educational degree or is used as a supplement to an already established management career.
There are international options for management science courses. Many students opt to take them online because this allows flexibility. To find the ideal course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This 1 day workshop covers the more complex calculations commonly used within retail fashion Buying and Merchandising departments. This workshop provides delegates with a practical insight into how analysis and statistics are used by fashion Buyers and Merchandisers to maximise commercial success. [+]
This 2 day store management workshop explores how you can positively influence the performance of a retail store and how to directly increase profitability. In an easy to understand approach, sessions will help you to develop you financial acumen, whilst de-mystifying the numbers side of retail. [+]
Bermuda College now posits an additional factor. Our research identifies the intercultural perspective as another important factor to consider when managing change in today’s workplace environment: Environmental, Political, Intercultural, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Economic. Hence, the acronym that heralds our Trademark Programme is EPISTLE™. [+]
The Fashion Image Consulting Summer Campus is designed to develop tools and skills that will help students to work in image consultancy. [+]
The ESE Professional Programme in Music Management was designed as a means of providing students with a real working structure to guide them in this innately formless and rapidly evolving field. [+]
The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. [+]
The Professional Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the European School of Economics provides a strong foundation in the knowledge and tools in business and management that are necessary to excel in this prime growth area. [+]
The e-commerce sector, evolving, aims to satisfy an increasingly expert and demanding. Many commercial reality, mono-brand or not, you are restructuring to meet the new demands of customers with an open dialogue approach, declined across various platforms and the use of applications to integrate e-commerce the full experience so far associated with the physical store. The Advanced Training Course in E-commerce - Design and Management examines the current offer e-commerce in Italy and abroad, with an eye to future developments of the sector, starting from design and critical analysis of new and pre-existing platforms / marketplace. At the end of the course, participants are able to actively manage the full and across the board the various resources involved in the structure and management of an e-commerce, by bridging the current market demands. [+]
This programme is designed for those who already have experience and current employment in teaching and learning in higher or professional education. It will help you to develop high quality teaching skills underpinned by relevant professional practice, scholarship and research skills. You will develop a critical, reflective and scholarly approach to teaching and supporting student learning... [+]
You are likely to be involved, or set to be involved, in the management of education. Educational management is increasingly concerned with quality management and accountability. By taking this course you will have the opportunity to: critically analyse theoretical models of staff development and staff appraisal; review practice in industry and education; develop an informed awareness of the principles and practice of staff development and... [+]
This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment. The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you... [+]
The Managing and Commissioning for Performance module is for managers and care professionals who are engaged in the commissioning process, either as a provider or as a commissioner. The module addresses how the management of systems, standards and risk can support the implementation of strategic change. It is closely linked to the Strategy, Marketing and Commissioning module. On this module you will be introduced to the principles of... [+]
The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the strategic management process, and the contribution of strategic marketing to that process. It will integrate material from other aspects of management theory within a strategic management framework. Competitor analysis, marketing analysis and planning are explored in this course. You will gain a strong insight into strategic management at all levels; from business and... [+]
On finishing the programme, it is expected that you will have reached the required level of language competence (usually IELTS 6.5) and gained enough subject credits (60 or 40 at HE6) to progress to a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Bolton Business School. The International Pre-Masters course covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and... [+]
The FdSc Business Management at the Bolton Business School will give you an applied knowledge of contemporary business and management subjects. You will examine how business theories and concepts apply to real world practice and develop skills for future study and employment. The overall aim of the programme is to support your career in business and management. It also prepares you for further study at honours degree level... [+]