University of Alberta School of Business Operations Management

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Operations Management Club Student Group Alberta School of Business

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The OM Club works to connect premier employers with outstanding students in the Operations Management department. 

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.

 

Our Events

Excel Speed-Up Sessions

Throughout the year, we offer two 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

Networking session to present, learn, and discuss the power
of operations management. Approximately 75-100 attendees, including industry professionals and students, register for this mixer. It will be a great way to get your foot in the door for some of Edmonton's most respected firms including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Accenture, and more. This will be hosted at the JW Marriott Hotel Downtown.

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SCOPE (Student Conference in Operations)

After a semester-long consulting
project for a specific client for OM 468, students present their models for judging and evaluation. This two-day event begins on Friday, April 10th and ends with an award ceremony on Saturday, April 11th . Currently, we have approximately 15 teams (three to four students per team) competing from the Alberta School of Business (University of Alberta), Haskayne School of Business (University of Calgary), and the University of Saskatchewan. Winners receive a grand prize of $10,000 and select employers tend to recruit from these impressive group of students. 

 

Executive Team

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Spencer Chekerada

VP Marketing

Hello folks! My name is Spencer and I'm in my 2nd year of business majoring in Operations Management. My role is VP Marketing for the OM club. Over the summer months, I operate a lawn care and landscaping company. In my leisure time, I enjoy golfing and travelling to the mountains for hiking and downhill biking.

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John Cleiren

VP Internal

I am a 2nd year Business Co-op student with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance. As a Logistics Director I am responsible to apply my knowledge of operations management to plan events and case competitions. A few of my passions are sports, real estate, fashion, and travelling. I am thrilled to be apart of this year’s team for the Operations Management Club!

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Martin Lubajo

External Director

Martin is a 4th-year business student entering his second last year at the University of Alberta, currently majoring in Finance and minoring in Business economics and Law. He discovered an interest in operations management after hearing about the industry from a friend, and personally researching the industry. Martin hopes to expand his knowledge on operations management, help the club grow, and expose his fellow Business students to the industry.

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Riley Rikard

VP Operations 

Hey! I am a 3rd year OM student doing a Real Estate Certificate. I am originally from Las Vegas and my hobbies are golfing snorkelling, travelling, and skiing.  My favourite TV show is Westworld. After I complete my Bachelor of Commerce degree, I hope to possibly do an MBA later on to advance my knowledge in commercial real estate.

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Kurtis Steendam

VP External

Hi! My name is Kurtis and I am a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Operations Management. I recently finished a supply chain internship with TC Energy where I learned a lot about the industry and what goes into managing a company’s supply chain. I am looking forward to working in the role of VP External in the club. While in the club I hope to learn a lot as well as help others by sharing
my experience in Operations Management. In my spare time you can most likely find me on the soccerfield or watching basketball!

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Michelle Pulak

VP Finance

Hi! I am a fourth year Finance student, with a minor in Operations Management. I chose Finance because I love the complexity and constantly evolving nature of different financial markets. In my spare time you can probably catch me at Earls on bourbon street serving, hanging with friends or re watching friends for the 20th time. A fun fact about me is that I lived in Calgary for the first 10 years of my life (Go flames?). I am super excited for this year's OM club as I’m excited to apply my finance knowledge as VP of Finance. I know this semester will look a little different due to COVID-19, however I know we can still make it a great experience! 

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Zachary Olsen

Operations Director

Hey! I am a 3rd year BCom student majoring in International Business. In 2017 I moved from my hometown of Calgary up to Edmonton for my studies. I am passionate about the outdoors, taking every opportunity I can to hike, camp and swim. On weekends you can catch me playing squash and trying out new recipes. I am very internationally focused, spending my free time learning about the many different cultures from around the globe. After my degree I hope to find sales work with a firm abroad, expanding my understanding of the culture of business in different countries.

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Stuart Orr

Logistics Director

Hey! I am the Logistics Director for the Operations Management Club. This means that I’ll be assisting in planning our events and making sure they run smoothly. I am currently in my third year and I’m studying accounting with a minor in finance. When I’m not excitedly balancing my debits and credits, you can probably find me working at the UofA libraries, at the gym, or finding new music to listen to. I am also an outdoors enthusiast and I love to go backpacking, ski and travel the world (I’ve been to 14 different countries)!

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Samuel Rikard

President

Hi everyone! My name is Samuel Rikard and I am excited to be President this year! I am currently in my third year of university as a Co-op student Operations Management major with a MIS minor.  My position of President comprises of managing all portfolios, seeking out new initiatives and promoting the Operations Management field to fellow ASoB students. I am also involved on the BSA and was a part of the 5 Days for the Homeless team as well. Outside of school, I like to go mountain biking in the river valley, snowboarding, rewatch The Office and Family Guy or enjoy the outdoors in general. Feel free to say hello if you see me on campus!

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Terrance Lam

VP Academic

I am currently in my 4th and final year as an OM major and MIS minor. Last year, I held the
position of SAF Director on the BSA, so if you have any questions about receiving a subsidy for
a conference, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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Jaclyn Cleiren 

VP Logistics

Hi! My name is Jaclyn and I am a fourth year business student. I major in marketing and minor in SMO. My role in the OM Club is VP Logistics, which means I am responsible for planning major events that go on within the club! I enjoy working in the retail industry and plan to pursue sales when I’m out of school. I also have a passion for travel, fashion, and food!

Industry

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.

Meaningful Study

Choose your interests

Business Operations Management

Purchasing Management

Materials Management

Operations Research

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.

 
 

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.

What Can We Help You With?

What Can We Help You With?

 

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.