Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
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What you will learn in this program
Operations management scholars ask questions such as: What resources are needed to create a product? How will quality be measured? What is the process hierarchy?
Operations Management oversees all activities directly related to making a product or providing a service. This program will give you an introduction to operations management concepts, provide an understanding of systems for continuous improvement and introduce analytical aids for managerial decision-making. You'll complete formal presentations, live projects, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.
As a graduate of the operations management program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of operations management, process improvement, quality assurance and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Introduction to Production and Operations Management, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics
Admission requirements and information
Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
I was attracted to operations management because it is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that focuses on understanding the business as a whole – from beginning to end, supplier to customer. Many operations management courses feature interactive case simulations to demonstrate how textbook concepts play out in real businesses. I found the project management course particularly interesting for this reason. We were charged with managing every aspect of a simulated construction project over the entire semester. My operations management degree has acted as an excellent springboard to my career in management consulting.
Lyndsey R., BComm’15
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