Operational Research

Operational research (O.R.) is a way of using analytical methods to help make better decisions. Its methods can be used by almost all organisations, groups and individuals. It uses methods such as logic and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations, giving decision makers of all types the power to make more effective decisions. Organisations may seek a wide range of operational improvements - for example, greater efficiency, better customer service, higher quality or lower cost.

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Operational Research

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
University of Exeter
UK
Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses – Suburban Campus Penryn Campus – Rural Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have single subject and combined subjects for most of our programmes, but we do also off more interdisciplinary options such as Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Flexible Combined Honours.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
University of Lancaster
UK, Germany, Ghana
UK Rural Campus 15 minutes bus ride from the City centre of Lancaster. Ghana and Germany - City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are one of the few universities to offer a major/minor system for the majority of our courses. This means that students will apply for a major subject through UCAS, then upon arrival choose an additional minor subject. Students will then study both of these subjects for their first year.
Minerva University
USA, South Korea, India, Germany, Argentina, UK and Taiwan.
Safe, welcoming residences in dynamic urban environments
Small Institution <5000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/undergraduate-program/admissions/applicant-qualifications/
Fully active learning in every class. Small, engaging seminar format.
Rutgers University
USA
Mixed campus environment: urban and suburban, with a working farm too!
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a large, state, research university. Our offerings include liberal arts and professional schools such as Business, Engineering, Performing and Visual Arts, Pharmacy, etc.
University of Southampton
UK, Malaysia
City Campus, City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
We are a research focused institution offering single subject degrees, joint honours, integrated degrees as well as Liberal Arts and Science.
Wake Forest University
USA
Suburban Campus - Our campus was ranked the most beautiful campus in the fall.
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts: Professors are teacher/scholars - they get to know who you are.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Finance, Operations Research, Management and Statistics
BSc
Statistics and Data Analytics
BSc
Operational Research
BSc
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics
BSc
MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics)
BSc
Business Analytics
BSc
Management Science
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Programming / Coding
ICT
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Research
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