I Have Been Accepted

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by MISin08, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    I have been accepted to the MSc in Business Analysis & Consulting by Distance Learning at the University of Strathclyde. I am over the moon.

    OMG now what?! :pat:

  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Party. :party:
  3. eilla05

    eilla05 New Member

    Congrats!!!! Party then get ready to study!!!!!!!
  4. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Congrats. Interesting degree....can you fill is on the program a bit?

    Good luck!

  5. warguns

    warguns Member

    Not to denigrate your achievement but UK universities are in a massive financial crunch. Consequently, they are accepting high numbers of non-EU students who pay full freight.
  6. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    Yes, they offered to consider me for an earlier intake that would have saved me about US$2000 but I wasn't able to accept. And yes I was afraid I would be turned down in favor of someone from a developing country who probably "needs" the degree even more than I. My argument would have been that as a worker in the US financial industry, I am uniquely positioned to benefit from a degree in decision support.

  7. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    Thanks. The program is an extension of the Operational Research program they have been offering for about 40 years. This focuses on providing decision support at a strategic level, as well on on traditional OR technical solutions. I found a similar program offered F2F at U of Warwick but wanted DL. A forum member here pointed out Strathclyde to me. I'm attracted to the practical focus, as well as to having a much better answer to threads about "would you go to your DL commencement?" than I do now.

  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  9. warguns

    warguns Member


    Thanks for the link. Is "decision support" the same as "operations research", or a subdivision of it?
  10. MISin08

    MISin08 New Member

    "In a nutshell, operations research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions." However, I have read that a lot of OR people do other things too.
  11. abinclane

    abinclane member

    Congratulations to you! Although I don't know what the course is about! But cheers! Let's drink to that!!!
  12. Sauron

    Sauron New Member

  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! :banana::banana::banana::banana:
  14. DetAntMPS

    DetAntMPS New Member

    Congratulations !!
  15. Woho

    Woho New Member

    I'm just reading Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis - so this sounds like a really exciting research area. Wishing you good luck with the degree!

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