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University of Alberta School of Business Operations Management

Student Club UALBERTA.CA UALBERTA Business student club OMCLUB

Operations Management Club Student Group Alberta School of Business

The University of Alberta Business Operations Management Club

Who We Are and What We Do

Providing students at the Alberta School of Business insights and in-depth knowledge into the world of Operations through social events and career building opportunities.

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Excel Speed-Up Sessions

Throughout the year, we offer free, seminar-style Microsoft Excel review sessions for students enrolled in either
Operations Management or Management Science courses. This seminar is designed to assist students in gaining familiarity with Microsoft’s Excel package to aid in their academic success. The seminar will be approximately 70 minutes long and will teach student’s basic Microsoft Excel concepts, terminology, functions, formulas, and spreadsheet tools.

Industry Mixers

We organize networking sessions to present, learn, and discuss the power of operations management. Attendees include industry professionals, University of Alberta faculty and students. This is a great way for students to get their foot in the door with some of Edmonton's most respected firms.

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Case Competition

We plan to host an internal case competition within the Alberta School of Business during the 2023-2024 academic year. Students will compete in teams of 1-4 to solve to a business problem related to Operations Management over a 24-hour period. They will then present their solution to a panel of judges, composed of industry professionals, and will be scored based on the quality of both their solution and presentation. The first, second and third place teams will receive a cash prize. Case competitions allow students to develop their real world business skills beyond their coursework.

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Executive Team

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Sobaan Ajwad

VP External

Hi everyone! My name is Sobaan and I am a second year Finance major with a minor in Operations Management. Within the OM club, I tackle initiatives to help build strategic partnerships and expand relationships with industry leaders and other student groups. I am extremely excited to have the club back up and running this year and look forward to providing opportunities for students interested in the world of Operations Management!

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Ben Sherback

VP Internal

Hello! My name is Ben, and I am a second-year student majoring in Finance! As the VP Internal, I am responsible for ensuring that the OM club works to consistently provide value to its members, and managing the internal communications between the team and students. I am keenly interested in helping provide learning opportunities for curious students this year and look forward to meeting more students passionate about OM!

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Rahul Bhatnagar

Co-President

Hello! I'm a fifth year OM Major seeking employment in analytics and consulting. As External Co-President of the Business Operations Management Club, my role is to facilitate relationships between the club and external entities. Outside of school, I enjoy playing chess, going to the gym, and exploring the outdoors..

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Justina Wong

VP Academic

Howdy. I am Justina and I am fourth year Business Economics and Law student with a minor in Sociology. I will be overlooking the academic aspects of the club to provide a fun yet educational approach to events. I am excited to learn and educate in regards to operations management. Fun fact: I like to build mechanical keyboards (tactile switches >> linear switches).

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Victor Vysotski

VP Finance

Hi there! My name is Victor Vysotski and I am currently a second year student majoring in Finance. I am also honored to hold the position of Vice President of Finance, where I oversee accounting operations, analyze financial data, and prepare financial reports for our clients. As the VP Finance , I work closely with the Executive team to ensure that our operations remain on track to meet our target goals. I am deeply passionate about the field of Finance and it's interrelations with Business Operations Management and enjoy the challenge of working with data analytics and forecasting. In my spare time, I am always looking to connect with like-minded individuals who share my passion for finance and data analysis. I believe that collaboration and networking are key to achieving success in any field, and I am excited to continue growing my network and knowledge base.

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Marcus Esteban

Operations Director

Hi, I’m Marcus, a Bachelor of Commerce After Degree student; I’m an Operations Management major and in my third year. As the secondary role for the club’s Operations, I share the VP of Operations's responsibilities in ensuring club projects run smoothly. My first degree was a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at MacEwan. Outside of school, I sing, play guitar, and love to make music.

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Mubah Mahmood

Logistics Director

Hello! My name is Mubah and I’m currently in my fourth year majoring in operations management. As a logistics director, my duties include assisting the VP logistics with organizing our events and making sure everything runs smoothly! Through our club I’m excited to meet new people and help students learn more about OM. Outside of school, I like drawing and watching tv shows!

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Amaan Aquil

Co-President

I am Amaan, a Co-President of the Business Operations Management Club. I am a third-year accounting student. I act as the main point of contact for all external organizations, possess signing authority on the group bank account, am the primary media contact responsible for setting strategic direction for the group, and am the Chair of the Executive Committee. Apart from this, I am a national-level squash player and have a keen interest in Philosophy.

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Evan Dallaire

VP Operations

Hi there! I'm Evan and I'm a third year Operations Management Major with a minor in Business Technology Management. I'm mostly responsible for making sure that the club stays organized and assuring that the club's projects are completed in an effective and timely manner. I'm passionate about working with data and am excited to start my first Co-op term as a Data Analyst this May!

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Xavier Gonzalez Browne

VP Logistics

Hey! I’m Xavier, a third year Operations Management major with a minor in Economics. I’m in charge of coordinating the behind the scenes logistics of our events and ensuring that they run smoothly in coordination with the Logistics Director. I’m currently working in Calgary as a Supply Chain Business Analyst at a midstream company and look forward to sharing the world of OM with students at ASoB. Outside of academics and work, I enjoy being in the outdoors, particularly hiking and climbing. 

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Highest Paying Salary

Operations Management majors can expect to earn a median salary of almost $100,000 after graduation, making it very rewarding and lucrative career with unlimited amount of growth.

Be Certified

Designations To Go Pro

Going into supply chain? Earn your SCMP, CPIM, or CSCP.

Going into business analytics? Earn your ECBA, CCBA, or CBAP.

Going into project management? Earn your CAPM or PMP.

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Meaningful Study

Choose your interests

Business Operations Management

Purchasing Management

Materials Management

Operations Research

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Career Paths

Countless Opportunities

OM is very crucial to a company when delivering innovative products to consumers around the world in a cost-effective and timely manner. Future professionals like you ensure that the day-to-day operations of the business are working as efficiently as possible in order for the company to achieve its objectives.

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What will you become?

What do OM majors do for business?

The Business Operations Management career path is perhaps the most well-known and obvious track for those interested in operations management. This position oversees activities such as planning, budgeting, and scheduling in order to support the production of high-quality products at an acceptable cost and within time constraints. The Business Operations Manager must make sure that quality of products and services, and the cost of their production, align with the business' strategic goals

What do OM majors do for purchasing?

Purchasing management is similar to operations management. However, this career path is more strictly focused on the actual logistics of purchasing raw materials and any other supplies that a company needs. A major part of the job responsibilities are in negotiating and comparing offers in order to ensure that the company procures the best quality material at the best possible price. Purchasing managers are also responsible for ensuring that goods and services are delivered on schedule.

What do OM majors do for materials?

The primary responsibilities of the Materials Management career path lie in the production and storage of finished goods, as well as the logistical considerations involved in transporting those goods between departments or to distribution centres, warehouses, and customers. Materials managers are also responsible for ensuring that the proper goods are being purchased or produced. Some of the common jobs in this career track include traffic managers, warehouse managers, materials managers, and logistics managers.

What do OM majors do for research?

For those who wish to focus on operations management from a more theoretical perspective, the Operations Research Analyst career path can be an attractive one. Individuals in this career path are primarily responsible for determining the best allocation of a company’s assets and resources. These resources can include hard assets, but also typically include human resources, time, capital, and a number of other industry-specific resources. Individuals in this job are also responsible for assessing the current and future costs associated with those resources.

Contact us at omclub@ualberta.ca or visit our office in the Business Building 2-04H

Computer modelling of management systems in such functional areas as accounting, finance, marketing and operations. Basic concepts of deterministic and probabilistic (Monte Carlo) simulation and their applications. Microcomputer implementation of case studies using spreadsheets particularly emphasized. Required term project. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312 (or equivalent STAT course), MGTSC 352 or OM 352; and FIN 301 or ACCTG 311. Not to be taken by students with credit in MGTSC 422.

OM 461 - Distribution and Logistics Analytics

Prescriptive analytics modeling of efficient distribution of goods and services from points of origin to customers. Topics include strategic decisions, such as aggregate distribution plans and warehouse location, as well as operational decisions, such as selection of delivery routes and dispatching. Formulation and solution of models to prescribe optimal decisions using exact and heuristic methods. This course involves extensive computer modeling and heuristic design. Prerequisite: MGTSC 312 and OM 352.

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Operations Management Courses

OM 352 - Operations Management

A problem-solving course which introduces the student to deterministic and stochastic models which are useful for production planning and operations management in business and government. Note: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications. Prerequisite: MATH 114 or equivalent and STAT 151 or equivalent.

OM 410 - Supply Chain Management

The course focuses on the strategic role of the supply chain, key drivers of supply chain performance, and analytical methods for supply chain analysis. Possible topics include inventory planning and management, sourcing, transporting, and pricing products, supply chain network design, and coordination and value of information in a supply chain. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312 and OM 352.

OM 411 - Business Process Management

Business use processes to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. This course is about the conceptual and quantitative analysis of those business processes. The emphasis is on strategic and tactical decision making about operations so as to create competitive advantage for the organization. Possible topics include process mapping, process flow analysis, inventory, and quality. The topics will be illustrated through discussion and analysis of several case studies. The topics and techniques selected for this course are applicable to a wide variety of industries. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312.

OM 420 - Predictive Business Analytics

Business use processes to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. This course is about the conceptual and quantitative analysis of those business processes. The emphasis is on strategic and tactical decision making about operations so as to create competitive advantage for the organization. Possible topics include process mapping, process flow analysis, inventory, and quality. The topics will be illustrated through discussion and analysis of several case studies. The topics and techniques selected for this course are applicable to a wide variety of industries. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312.

OM 422 - Simulation and Computer Modelling Techniques in Management

Computer modelling of management systems in such functional areas as accounting, finance, marketing and operations. Basic concepts of deterministic and probabilistic (Monte Carlo) simulation and their applications. Microcomputer implementation of case studies using spreadsheets particularly emphasized. Required term project. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312 (or equivalent STAT course), MGTSC 352 or OM 352; and FIN 301 or ACCTG 311. Not to be taken by students with credit in MGTSC 422.

OM 461 - Distribution and Logistics Analytics

Prescriptive analytics modelling of efficient distribution of goods and services from points of origin to customers. Topics include strategic decisions, such as aggregate distribution plans and warehouse location, as well as operational decisions, such as selection of delivery routes and dispatching. Formulation and solution of models to prescribe optimal decisions using exact and heuristic methods. This course involves extensive computer modelling and heuristic design. Prerequisite: MGTSC 312 and OM 352.

OM 468 - Quantitative Management Consulting Project

This course applies the techniques developed in MGTSC 467 to a group project. The emphasis in the projects is on quantitative approaches to operational problems. Student groups will be assigned to consulting projects from businesses and other organizations in and near Edmonton. Groups will work on their projects under the supervision of the instructor(s). Prerequisites: MGTSC 467 or consent of Instructor. Not to be taken by students with credit in MGTSC 468.

OM 471 - Decision Support Systems

The course focuses on the creation of decision support systems using Microsoft Excel-based spreadsheet models and the associated macro programming language, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Students will learn how to create Excel-based applications to aid managers in making decisions based on data and analytics. These applications will have graphical user interfaces, appropriate models in the spreadsheet or in the background, and output reports. Fundamentals of VBA, such as the Excel object model, variables, control logic and loops, subroutines and function subroutines, and user forms will be introduced. Prior programming experience is not assumed. Student projects in this implementation-oriented course will come from different areas such as forecasting, regression, supply chain network design, employee scheduling, and portfolio optimization. Prerequisites: MGTSC 312, MGTSC 352 or OM 352.

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