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Concentration in Operations Management (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Operations Management is concerned with the design, planning, control, coordination, and improvement of business processes, systems, and resources integral to the creation of the firm's products and services. Emphasizing quantitative analysis and cross-functional thinking, the Operations Management concentration provides training on traditional as well as emerging operations strategies, concepts, models, and techniques that are essential to any firm in today's competitive marketplace. Operations management graduates find career opportunities in a variety of industries and fields including consulting, manufacturing, distribution, retail, transportation, health care, and public sector, among others.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • MGSC 373 Operations Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : A realistic experience of analytical models which have been successfully applied in several areas of managerial decision-making like marketing, finance and IS. Emphasis on the formulation of problems, their solution approaches, limitations, underlying assumptions and practical use. Topics include: decision analysis, project management, simulation, linear and integer programming, sensitivity analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Glew, Rob (Winter)

  • MGSC 431 Operations and Supply Chain Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : This course introduces students to operations concepts and techniques with application to supply chain management. A supply chain consists of all activities involved in fulfilling customer demand and the management decisions have a direct impact on a firm's performance, such as operating cost, market penetration and customer service. The course covers both classical tactics and evolving new strategies to reduce cost, increase responsiveness and maintain sustainable growth in a firm's supply chain.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bai, Bing (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits from the following:

  • MGSC 372 Advanced Business Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : A practical managerial approach to advanced simple and multiple regression analysis, with application in finance, economics and business, including a review of probability theory, an introduction to methods of least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, autoregressive forecasting models and analysis of variance.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Frieden, Gabriel (Fall) Frieden, Gabriel (Winter)

  • MGSC 403 Introduction to Logistics Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Managing logistics systems, including transportation management, facility location, procurement, distribution management, and supply chain management.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gopalakrishnan, Sanjith (Winter)

  • MGSC 404 Foundations of Decision Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : This course teaches quantitative methods used in business decision making. Topics include: optimization models, decision trees, simulation, and computer simulation. Business applications of these techniques are emphasized. Students in this course will acquire expertise in computer based methods for decision making, through computer analysis of real-life problems.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Farajollahzadeh, Setareh (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • MGSC 416 Data-Driven Models for Operations Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Examination of how data-driven models have been used to transform businesses and industries, using examples and case studies in e-commerce, retail, social and online networks, sports analytics, and online advertising. Demonstration of the use of data-driven analytics methods such as time series forecasting, network models, mixed-integer optimization, matching markets and exploration/exploitation.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Hariss, Rim (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 271, INSY 336 or permission of instructor and approval of the BCom Program Office

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGSC 434 when the topic was "Data-Driven Models for Operations Analytics"

  • MGSC 417 Project Operations and Risk Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Project leadership, stakeholder management, project analytics, challenges, and risk management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGSC 434 when the topic was "Project Operations and Risk Management".

  • MGSC 434 Topics in Operations Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Selected topics in operations management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271

    • Restrictions: Open to U2, U3 students.

  • MGSC 488 Sustainability and Operations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : Social and environmental impacts of an organization’s operations. Regulatory environments, eco-efficiency concepts and measurement systems. Lifecycle analysis and exploring impacts linked to: product design, sourcing, production, distribution, sales, and end-of-life recovery & treatment. Frameworks and best practices for reducing negative consequences and increasing positive ones.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gopalakrishnan, Sanjith (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

or approved courses in other areas or faculties.

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