MSc in Econometrics and Management Science – Specialisation Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics
Advanced quantitative training squared
Do you want your work to involve revenue management, transport planning and scheduling in railways, shipping lines and airlines or supply chain design? Or would you rather excel in science? Do you have sound academic training in econometrics, mathematics, physics, industrial, mechanical or systems engineering? Then you should seriously consider the Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics programme.
Operations Research is a broadly applicable discipline in which advanced quantitative methods are used to help make better decisions. Quantitative Logistics studies the application of quantitative techniques to design, plan and control logistics systems. This programme trains you in both fields while addressing real-world problems.
Taking decision making further, in logistic epicentre Rotterdam
This specialisation focuses on areas of transport and logistics requiring strong quantitative skills. It differs from other standard logistics or supply chain management programmes in the sense that you also learn all about the methodology underlying advanced decision support systems. Giving you the edge.
With this specialisation, you can easily secure employment in sectors that are in increasing need of quantitative skills, like logistics/transport, healthcare and utilities. Records show that the analytical skills acquired in this programme will give you distinctive hiring and starting salary advantages over many other graduate programmes. Today’s need for data-driven management is fulfilled by our graduates. Examples of companies include:
- Air France-KLM, Schiphol Airport, Europe Combined Container Terminal (ECT)
- Shell, Siemens, Netherlands Railways, KPN Telecom, TNT
- consultancy firms like CapGemini, Deloitte and Ortec Consultants
- NASA, Quintiq USA, TNT Post UK
"During my internship at an express carrier, I was sent to South Korea to do a complete network redesign"
The Master’s specialisation focuses on those areas in the transport and logistics sector that require strong quantitative skills, typically where advanced decision support systems are in use. Examples are revenue management, transport planning and scheduling in railways, shipping lines and airlines and supply chain design.
The difference between this programme, and standard logistics or supply chain management programmes, is that you also learn the ins and outs of the methodology underlying decision support systems. This will provide you with a competitive edge, which is very much appreciated by companies. The strong focus on methodology also prepares you well for a PhD trajectory.
The Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) offers top students the opportunity to take extra courses from ESE’s top lecturers. These courses will teach you how to apply your academic knowledge when working at renowned organisations that are partners of the Erasmus School of Economics.
Furthermore, you will be offered to write your thesis during an internship with one of these organisations. This programme will also offer you the opportunity to exchange experiences and to network during the social events.
For the Master's specialisation Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics we offer the Allianz Master Class Actuarial Science.
Bart van Riessen
The Master's programme of OR&QL is especially interesting as the courses are very well tuned to the seminars. During such a seminar a case is tackled and solved from head to tail with a group of fellow students. For this purpose, a wide variety of questions arise and all sorts of techniques are required. The synergy of studying theory, cooperating with other students and debating about actual cases provides a huge motivation during the year.
In the last phase of my master, I got the opportunity to apply the skills learned during the programme in practice.
For my internship, I was able to solve real-world problems for an express carrier. They send me to South Korea for doing a complete network re-design.
Harwin de Vries
Logistic and transport problems are often very complex. The master in Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics provided me with a set of mathematical tools which can be used to model and solve these problems.
This enables me to provide evidence-based solutions to problems in many industries.
In the Seminar Logistic Case Studies, we worked on a real-life business case. To present our results, we made a field trip to the company that was involved in the entire project and got the chance to learn more about how Operations Research is applied in business life.
Cost & Fees
- 2.060 € EEA/EU students *
- 14.700 € NON-EEA/EU students **
*This is the statutory tuition fee for Dutch students, students from another country within the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Union (EU), Switzerland and Suriname who meet the statutory conditions.
**This is the institutional tuition fee for students for whom the statutory tuition fee does not apply. You have to pay the institutional fee if you:
- don’t have an EU-, EEA, Swiss or Surinamese nationality
- have finished a Dutch programme and want to follow another programme on the same level
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Last updated November 19, 2018