The University of Portsmouth

Operations and Systems Management

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Rank: 61 (TCUG)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/10

Duration: -

Intl fees: £14700

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The operations and systems management subject group consists of 3 research teams: Operations research (OR) team; organisational excellence (OE) research team and business information systems research (BIS) team.
The OR team comprises leading professors, readers, research fellows and several PhDs in the field. Current research focuses on developing and applying analytical methods to support companies and organisations to make better decisions. The OR expertise encompasses techniques from soft OR for problem structuring to mathematical modelling to solve complex situations. Some examples of funded research include development of decision support systems for transports, resources scheduling, space allocation, facility location, strategy selection and risk assessment. The organisational excellence team researches into organisational excellence, quality and project management approaches for continuous improvement of strategies and performances. The OE expertise encompasses change management, project management, performance evaluation, lean and the many aspects of total quality management and excellence. Some examples of funded research are KTP projects related to business performance measurement, lean implementation, and risk management of renewable energy. In addition, members of the team have a strong interest in pedagogy and in particular, the learning experience of postgraduate distance learning students and the development of e-learning. Research in the business information system team concentrates on developing and applying emerging information technologies/systems to improve business practice. Our expertise encompasses ICT application in organisations (including SMEs), system analysis and development using contemporary approaches and modelling tools, business analytics and business intelligence, ERP, CRM systems, e-Business and logistics, m-Commerce, IT services and infrastructure, IT outsourcing and soft system methodologies. Examples of current research and KTPs include developing an electronic messaging system for the NHS, intelligent business information scanning and processing for the Marine industry and group-buying behaviour using smart devices for retailers.


Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Portsmouth, Business and management studies .

About this university

International students

There is plenty of help and advice on hand for international students that start from their arrival in Portsmouth. The university operates an orientation week that helps students find their way around the university and explore the services on offer. This also introduces them to the support services including those for academic and wider life and even meeting up with other students. These events are organised by the International Office, based within the Nuffield Centre who also organise events during the year and are point of call for international students. The Students Union offer a wide range of services as well as organising the clubs and societies for students to get involved with outside the classroom. The union was the first in England and Wales to register as a full charity in 2006 but has been in operation since at least 1911, when it published a magazine called The Galleon. It is now based in a building at the northern end of Ravelin Park and includes a student activities centre, a social learning space, a bar and a radio station. The clubs and societies at the university are organised into five different bodies: the Athletic Union, Societies, Student Media, Volunteering and RAG (Raising and Giving). There are some 40 plus sports clubs ranging from football and rugby to lacrosse, pole dancing and octopush, a type of underwater hockey. Societies includes everything from politics and lifestyle groups to a law society as well as the longest running paintball club in the UK.

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