University of Leicester eBulletin

Mathematics in Management

October 2002
No 224

A new degree offered by the University of Leicester will equip graduates with two of the skills most highly prized by employers - numeracy and business awareness.

The Leicester BSc in Mathematics with Management has been developed to produce versatile graduates with excellent mathematical skills, a thorough understanding of key issues in the business world, and the ability to apply sophisticated mathematical methods to business solutions.

Students will also develop important life skills, such as team-working, verbal and written presentation, independence, and practical problem-solving.

Highlights of the degree include:

A panel of business people will be involved in the generation of appropriate projects in both the second and third years.

Born out of a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the University of Leicester Management Centre, one of Europe's largest management schools, the BSc in Mathematics and Management offers students the exciting prospect of working in two expanding and dynamic departments.

The Pure and Applied Mathematics Groups were both graded 5 (the highest numerical grade) in the recent Government Research Assessment Excise, and students will find themselves working with mathematicians of international renown. Mathematics teaching was also recently rated as Excellent (22 out of 24) by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Mathematics graduates can already expect to earn significantly more than the average graduate. With the integration of a significant Management component into their repertoire, mathematics students taking this new degree at the University of Leicester will further enhance their career prospects and earning power.

Students who wish to find out more about this degree should contact Dr M Dampier (email dam@mcs.le.ac.uk, telephone 0116 252 3889). More information is also available on the departmental web site www.mcs.le.ac.uk.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  For more information contact Dr Michael Dampier, Admissions Tutor, University of Leicester Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, telephone 0116 252 3889, facsimile 0116 252 3915, email dam@mcs.le.ac.uk

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