The Operations Research master's programme at the VU gives you the tools to create real impact on business and policy making!Our master's programme is academically rigorous, but also designed to help you on your way into the job market, with a series of workshops jointly organized with the faculty’s Career Service.Or you may like to specialize in applied areas; we have established links to the programmes of Finance Engineering and Transport and Supply Chain Management.
Right now I work in the health care sector and often perform process analyses and design management information products that translate data into insights that steer decisions." —Karin de Booij.And indeed optimization is the prominent topic of this masters programme.The core courses provide you with the most advanced and most successful models and algorithms from optimization.Next to having the opportunity to apply theoretical models in real-world problems, I also gained a lot of work experience by joining ORTEC. How can you make sure that pension funds will be able to pay sufficient pensions?These questions require quantitative, analytic solutions. If you want to make an impact in business and society using your mathematical talents, then this is your ideal master program!You also have the opportunity to combine your master's thesis with an internship at a company."After my bachelor at UCU I was convinced that I wanted to become a consultant and I chose the MSc Operations Research because of my motivation to support my advice with data.Consultant & Manager at CQT Zorg & Gezondheid; graduated 2010."Operations Research really lies at the heart of most mathematical problems that arise in real life.Graduates in Operations Research are highly desired throughout industry and society.More than a quarter of our students already find a position during their master study, and almost all of them find a position within 3 months of graduating.