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MSc in Econometrics and Management Science (Operations Research and Quantitative Logistics)

Erasmus School of Economics
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
31 August 2020

Program description

Study operations research and quantitative domain in the Netherlands

Do you have sound academic training in the quantitative domain, for instance in econometrics, mathematics or engineering? Do you want to become an expert in logistics, supply chain management or workforce optimization? Then this business driven operations research and quantitative logistics specialization is your next step.

This specialization addresses both decision support systems and the models behind them as well as the application of advanced quantitative techniques to design, plan and control logistics systems.

In this program, you'll learn how to apply and optimize state-of-the-art quantitative techniques to real-life business challenges. It consists of core courses like advanced inventory control, machine learning and advanced mathematical programming, as well as two interactive seminars and either a theory- or practice based master thesis.

Admission requirements

  • Your degree has to be equivalent to our bachelor program prior to the corresponding master program. The examination board decides whether your obtained bachelor's degree is sufficient for admission to a pre-master program. In any case, the examination board carefully reviews each application. Should your previous education not be sufficient for admission to a master’s degree program the examination board will always review your application for possible admittance for a pre-master program instead. 
  • All programs are taught from a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics and statistics is a necessity for every program. Your background in mathematics and statistics has to show from your university transcript.
  • Prospective students must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet or computer based, Academic TOEFL or Academic IELTS Test Score Report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.

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Program content

This master’s specialisation focuses on those areas in the transport and logistics sector that require strong quantitative skills, which is 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 and control.

The courses consist of both methodological and applied quantitative courses. In the former you will learn advanced techniques in the field of Operations Research, while in the latter you will apply the techniques to challenging assignments and cases. With these skills you will be well-prepared to tackle real-life logistics business challenges.

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 programme consists of five blocks each spanning eight weeks. The first three blocks are dedicated to courses and seminars, while the last two blocks will be mainly spent on writing a thesis. During the courses there will be assignments that you work on individually, while in the seminars you work in a team of students.

Tuition fees

Master programs

  • EU: EUR 2.006
  • Non-EU: 14.500

Research master programs

  • EU: 2.006
  • Non-EU: 12.000 - 15.800

Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you.

Erasmus Education Fund

Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.

Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries

The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2016-2017. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money.

Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to €5,000.


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Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business. Based in Rotterdam, the...

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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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