Operations Management

  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Oper­a­tions man­age­ment involves the design, plan­ning, direc­tion and con­trol of the facil­i­ties, process­es, mate­ri­als, ener­gy and peo­ple used in pro­duc­ing an orga­ni­za­tion’s prod­ucts, or ser­vices. Every indus­try and orga­ni­za­tion uses oper­a­tions man­age­ment prin­ci­ples. This course will cov­er capac­i­ty plan­ning, resources sched­ul­ing, equip­ment oper­a­tion, inven­to­ry con­trol, pur­chas­ing, qual­i­ty assur­ance, human resources man­age­ment, project man­age­ment, and pro­duc­tion stan­dards and control.

Course at a glance
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at beginning to mid-career individuals interested in acquiring new workplace skills, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

  • This course will challenge you to discover and implement efficient methodologies for producing and distributing goods and services.
  • In the end, you will leave with the tools and abilities to critically evaluate an organization’s operations management decisions.
Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

kimmie.eichelt@ualberta.ca

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