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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions N, O Operations Management OPMA
Operations Management OPMA

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Graduate Courses
Operations Management 601       Operations Management
Management of the production and/or service delivery system of the organization in concert with marketing, human resources, finance, and information systems. Management decision making on a continuum from day-to-day operating decisions such as quality control to long-term strategic decisions such as capacity planning. Topics covered in the course may include operations strategy, project management and inventory and supply chain management.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Operations Management 715       Management Science Using Spreadsheets
The modelling and analysis of quantitative problems from a variety of fields within business, with emphasis on insight for decision making. Use of optimization, simulation, decision analysis, and other techniques in spreadsheets.  Spreadsheet engineering as an approach to reducing spreadsheet errors. Case studies are used to develop skill in dealing with incomplete and ambiguous information.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 613.
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Operations Management 719       Project Procurement and Logistics
Project procurement and logistics management in engineering, construction management and manufacturing, both nationally and internationally. Topics include fundamentals of procurement management, preparation of request for proposals, the selection of bidders, the evaluation of bids, supplier selection, contract management, control of inventory, handling of material flow and management of warehousing, logistics strategy and global issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business and Environment 691.
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Operations Management 731       Decision-Making for Outcome Optimization
Evaluates the use of decision tools for analysis and synthesis to optimize decision-making in different types of businesses. Tools explored include mathematical programming, computer simulation, decision analysis, forecasting and queuing theory. Theoretical treatment is considered, as well as practical model application to support managerial decision-making.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Operations Management 743       Simulation of Operational Systems

Examines simulation as a means for imitating the behaviors of real-world situations in the computer environment. The emphasis is on hands-on experience in transforming a real situation into a simulation model and obtaining reliable results. Focus on discrete-event simulation, with the introduction of other techniques, such as advanced Monte Carlo simulation.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601 and Management Studies 613.
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Operations Management 745       Operations Planning and Supply Chain Management

Examines supply chain management in an environment where multiple companies are involved in the sourcing, production, distribution and sales of materials and products; and proper planning and managing of the supply chain. Presents cases of real-world situations calling for appropriate state-of-the-art models and solution methods for the design, planning, control and improvement of supply chain operations. The main concepts and terminology in the domain of supply chain management are explored and then applied to a given situation.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601 and Management Studies 613.
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Operations Management 797       Advanced Seminar in Operations Management

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Operations Management 799       Doctoral Seminars in Operations Management

799.01. Strategic Research Issues

799.02. Tactical Research Issues

799.03. Operational Research Issues


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
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