BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Mathematics and Statistics with Management

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Mathematics and Statistics with Management offers a broad understanding of general management and will also teach you high level skills and knowledge in mathematics and statistics, helping you develop an outlook that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation.

The programme covers a wide array of subjects, with linear algebra, calculus and numerical methods, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics and organisational behaviour and analysis as early, compulsory areas of study.

Programme description

Mathematics and Statistics with Management offers a broad understanding of general management and will also teach you high level skills and knowledge in mathematics and statistics, helping you develop an outlook that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation.

The programme covers a wide array of subjects, with linear algebra, calculus and numerical methods, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics and organisational behaviour and analysis as early, compulsory areas of study.

Key Modules

These are some of the areas where a Maths degree is valued highly:

  • Finance: banking, accountancy, actuarial, tax, underwriter, pensions, insurance
  • Medicine: medical statistics, medical and epidemiological research, pharmaceutical research
  • Design: engineering design, computer games
  • Science: biotechnology, meteorology, oceanography, pure and applied research and development
  • Civil Service: scientists (‘Fast Stream’, DSTL, DESG), GCHQ, security service, statisticians
  • Business: logistics, financial analysis, marketing, market research, sales oil industry, management consultancy, operational research
  • IT: Systems analysis, research
  • Engineering: aerospace, building design, transport planning, telecommunications, surveying.
Module & Subject

Level 1 compulsory

  • Transition to Independent Learning of Mathematics (see below for more)
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Algorithms and Numerical Methods.

Level 1 options

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing.

Level 2 compulsory

  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Advanced Calculus and Numerical Methods
  • Linear Methods
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Elements of Combinatorics
  • Analysis 1
  • Operational Research
  • Employability Skills.

Level 2 options

  • Managing Change and Creativity in Organisations
  • Human Resource Management and its International Dimension
  • Management Accounting – Planning and Control.

Level 3 compulsory

  • Major Project (see below for more)
  • Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning.

Level 3 options

  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Encryption and Data Compression
  • Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Statistics III
  • Stochastic Models
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures
  • Gender in Organisations
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Business Ethics, Environment Sustainability and Governance
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management.

Students can work to their strengths and emphasise real applications or abstract theory, using theoretical and/or computational tools. Furthermore, students who have completed a work placement may choose to focus on a project associated with their work experience.

Level 3 Major Project

This is a very valuable feature of the Mathematics and Statistics with Management BSc – a substantial piece of individual, course-related work, personally supervised by a staff member. Project work accounts for about one third of your Level 3 study load, and will often be connected to staff research areas – it may also be in response to industry demands.

Students usually select from a list of projects offered by staff members. During 2014-15, over 150 project titles were available. These covered a wide range of mathematical areas and applications including, for example:

  • The very famous ‘travelling salesman problem’ (also known as ‘the lazy waiter’!)
  • Simulations of iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma and game theory
  • The mathematics of complex networks such as the web or Facebook
  • Applications of statistics to the Premier League, police complaints data and climate change
  • Modern theories in quantitative finance – in particular, the highly influential financial derivatives (e.g. options) industry. (The ‘Black-Scholes theory’ is most famous for winning a Nobel Prize, and its misapplication is often blamed, rightly or wrongly, for the recent worldwide financial crisis.)
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER