The first year develops the basic techniques in mathematics, statistics and computing that you will need in later years. It also provides an introduction to business, finance and economics through modules given by the Birmingham Business School.
The second year introduces you to some of the more advanced areas of business mathematics, such as linear programming, allowing you to develop your particular strengths and interests in the third year. You also take modules in financial decision making, marketing and human resource management.
Select one of the three modules marked (*) and one of the two modules marked (**) of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits:
- Algebra and Combinatorics 2 *
- Differential Equations *
- Statistics *
- Human Resource Management **
- Marketing and New Technology **
The third year involves a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. You study topics such as game theory, mathematical finance, heuristic optimisation and supply chain management. All modules 20 credits.
- Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimisation
- Strategic and Innovative Management
- Nonlinear Programming and Heuristic Optimisation
- Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making
- Corporate Finance and Supply Chain Management
Choose 20 credits of options. Example optional modules, all 20 credits, subject to timetabling restrictions and necessary pre-requisites.
In the final year of the MSci you take high-level modules in management mathematics and business. Integral to the fourth year is the large project module, which you study under the guidance of an individual supervisor. Here you might choose to undertake advanced theoretical work or tackle a real-world problem by analysing data provided by companies; the latter offering excellent employment contacts and possibilities.
Choose 40 credits of options, 20 in semester 1 and 20 from semester 2. Example optional modules, all 20 credits:
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.