Research has shown that there will be a significant and continuing shortfall as we move towards 2020, in almost all of the 10 key occupations in the field of supply chain and logistics.* Haskayne undergraduate students interested in operations and supply chain management have the unique opportunity to graduate with a concentration in supply chain management (SCMA) or a concentration in operations management (OPMA), which are built on the school's core courses in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and human resources management, business technology management, entrepreneurship, business analytics and strategy.
Students choosing either concentration are required to take some core courses but at the same time will have the opportunity to be exposed to diverse topics from operations and supply chain management, decision analysis, and other business as well as non-business areas. Students in these concentrations will also have the benefit of experiential learning. The Centre is committed to facilitating the success of concentration students in myriad ways, from supporting career centre events to high impact learning inside and outside the classroom. Initiatives include in-province and out-of-province study visits, provision of in-class case studies and experiential exercises (both internet based and otherwise) at no cost to students. Further the Centre supports student capstone projects as well as other student related activities. As a result student learning has increased while at the same time the cost of this high quality education has been reduced.
All fourth-year undergraduate students in the operations and supply chain management concentrations are automatically eligible for awards provided by sponsors. More details are provided in the Student Scholarships and Support page.
*Calgary Logistics Council, 2012, The Accelerator Project: A Call to Action, 66 pp.
Undergraduate Student Projects
OPMA 411 Field Investigation in Operations Management
Field investigation concerned with improvements in operations in an off-campus organization. The students work in teams on a single project. Both oral and written reports are required.