Master's Mathematics in Operations Research


Program type:
Full-time Master's program

Start of study:
Winter and summer term

Standard duration of study:
4 semesters, full-time

Language of instruction:
The study program can be completed in English or German.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Minor subject:
Computer Science
Business Informatics

Extracurricular components:
Study abroad (opt.)

PreDoc Program in Mathematics:
Preparation for a future doctorate during the Master's program
Scholarships available for international students
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The Master's in "Mathematics in Operations Research" is a full-time degree program that usually takes two years to complete. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification in a similar field of study.

Aim of the program:
The master's program "Mathematics in Operations Research" is oriented towards students who want to receive a high-profile education in mathematics with an emphasis on optmization and adjacent disciplines of applied mathematics. Graduates of this program are qualfied to assess and solve problems algorithmically by developing sophisticated mathematical models and putting them into practice. Their interdisciplinary competence enables them to analyze, explain and share the complex results of such models with their team.

Study Program:
This program places an emphasis on the theory and application of nonlinear and discrete optimization, as well as lectures in numerical analysis, probability theory, and applied analysis. Students may also attend extracurricular seminars to acquire and enhance soft skills, such as speaking and presentation techniques.

Minor subject:
The broad education in mathematics is supplemented by a minor subject, which can be chosen from either Economics (Management Science/Logistics), Informatics (Efficient Algorithms, Complexity theory), or Business Informatics. In this way, students acquire requisite interdisciplinary knowledge, which serves as a preparation for working problem-oriented in their future jobs.

Study abroad:
Students enrolled in this master’s program are given the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters at one of the many partner institutions located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Students interested in going abroad receive individual counseling and support from experienced departmental coordinators. The recognition of modules completed during a study abroad is subject to special regulations as part of the general examination regulations.

The master’s program “Mathematics in Operations Research” allows graduates to pursue a career in an interdisciplinary environment. Jobs typically are in the area of logisitics, production and resource planning, or network and process optimization. Mathematicians with a background in mathematical optimization may also work in jobs related to controlling, portfolio management or actuarial science.

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Application period:
For winter term:
April 1 - May 31
For summer term:
October 1 - November 30

Admission / Application procedure:
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