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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions N, O Operations Management OPMA
Operations Management OPMA

For more information about these courses, see the Haskayne School of Business: haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

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; (3-0)
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Operations Management 631       Predictive Analytics in Business
Application of data-driven predictive models to solve real-life business problems in operations, marketing, finance and other business functions. Techniques covered include decision trees, classification and association rules, and cluster analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 613.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Operations Management 631 and 797.13 will not be allowed.
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Operations Management 635       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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601 and Management Studies 613.
Also known as:
(formerly Operations Management 745)
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Operations Management 641       Quality in Products and Services
Quality management practices and techniques for products and services. Topics covered include designing and assuring quality, quality issues in the supply chain, statistical quality measurement, continuous process and quality improvement.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Operations Management 641 and 797.04 will not be allowed.
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Operations Management 649       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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Strategy and Global Management 691.
Also known as:
(formerly Operations Management 719)
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Operations Management 668       Selected Topics in Operations Management
Investigation of selected topics in Operations Management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Operations Management 672       Operations and Supply Chain Integration

Technology infrastructure, collaborations in business-to-business relationships, and customization in business to client relationships.


Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601 and Management Studies 613.
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Operations Management 761       Inventory Management
Single and multi-echelon inventory planning models in supply chains. Deterministic lot sizing models, newsvendor model, periodic and continuous review stochastic models, and multi-echelon inventory models.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Operations Management 761 and 797.11 will not be allowed.
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Operations Management 771       Optimization
Presents basic theory and methods for Constrained Optimization. Emphasis is on the main theoretical and structural results, such as optimality conditions, duality, post-optimality analysis, and computational complexity.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Operations Management 771 and 797.10 will not be allowed.
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Operations Management 775       Markov Decision Processes
Many sequential decision-making problems can be modeled as Markov decision processes (MDPs). Topics include: formulating and solving MDP models with standard techniques and approximate dynamic programming.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Operations Management 775 and 797.09 will not be allowed.
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Operations Management 797       Advanced Seminar in Operations Management

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