Course projects are required elements in some of the academic courses. Typically they are studies of present or historical activities, or problems into which companies would like some insight, analysis or proposed solutions. Teams of two to four students spend about 20 to 40 hours each on research and compilation of reports.
The MMM program draws on the resources and facilities of McGill University in general and on the Faculties of Engineering and Management in particular.
Students pursuing the MMM program will realize numerous benefits during their course of studies as well as in their professional life upon graduation. Students will:
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Industry work terms (internship or stage) are an integral component of the MMM program. Their objective is to provide an opportunity to see the operation of a manufacturing or logistics organization, and to get a wide view of how various principles are put into practice on a daily basis. The work term provides exposure to the high level of professional skills needed for operations management and represents a practical implementation of topics in university courses.
Case studies are hands-on problem solving exercises carried out in a real industrial setting. Students study the case in detail and are expected to propose solutions after thoroughly researching all aspects of the given problem and participating in brainstorming sessions. At times, case studies occur during plant tours, especially when the company is located at some distance from Montreal.
Conferences on the broad issue of supply chain management are sponsored annually by the MMM program, in conjunction with the Management Science Research Centre (MSRC). Invited speakers share the results of their research experience and expert wisdom with students and other corporate representatives. MMM Alumni help organize these conferences, which provide graduates and current students with instructional and networking opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE: We have made the decision to temporarily stop admissions into the MMM Program, hence the program will not be accepting students for 2013.
Who should apply?
Students contemplating admission to the MMM Program should consider how positively they can relate to a number of issues:
Current opportunities and challenges for corporations have resulted not only in the adoption of sophisticated technologies, but also the expansion of global markets, powerful changes to corporate structure, and an extremely competitive marketplace. Present-day focus is on supply chain management, lean manufacturing, six sigma, JIT, logistics and similar concepts. Such revolutionary changes have resulted in a new workplace, and companies in the contemporary economy are seeking future leaders for their operations.