MSc / PG Diploma in Operational Research

The MSc Programme in Operational Research is specially designed to target practising graduates in the private sector as well as the public sector at managerial level who wish to build and advance their careers in this most fast-changing and challenging field of study. This course has been conducted annually since 1992. This is a two year part-time degree programme. Lectures are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. A candidate is eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Operational Research with the successful completion of the two semester programme. Course module would help to improve the professional skills as well as analytical ability to derive scientific inferences from data.


Course Content:

• Probability and Statistics

• Operational Research Techniques

• Regression Analysis

• Non Parametric Analysis

• Principles of Management

• Principles of Marketing

• Financial Management

• Computer Programming in Excel

• Use of Various Software

• Multivariate Statistics for Data Mining

• Production and Operation Management

• Time Series Analysis

• MSc Research Project


Eligibility Requirements:

An Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Moratuwa


Any other four year degree in a relevant field from a recognised university as may be approved by the Senate


Any other three year degree in a relevant field from a recognised university, and a minimum of one year of appropriate experience after obtaining such degree as may be approved by the Senate


Any recognised category of membership of a recognised professional institute obtained through an academic route and with a minimum of one year of recognised appropriate experience after obtaining such membership as may be approved by the Senate



Mr. TMJA Cooray

The Course Coordinator

Tel : +94775303427

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