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Operations Management

Bachelor of Commerce

Faculty of Business

Why study Operations Management?

Why study Operations Management?

Operations Management professionals provide a critical function for organizations, analyzing data and behaviour to optimize processes, manage resources, and improve profitability and service.

In studying Operations Management, you’ll learn to use computer models, mathematics, process analysis, and business analytics to interpret data and make business decisions. You’ll also develop analytical and problem solving skills that are useful in a wide variety of everyday situations, learning to ask "how," "why," and "why not" to find the most efficient answers to seemingly complicated questions.

Why get a Bachelor of Commerce degree?

Why study Business?

The Alberta School of Business offers one of the largest BCom programs in Canada, with five different degree types, 16 majors, and many opportunities for specialization and work experience, including student clubs, business incubators, case competitions, study abroad programs, and more.

Our courses are built around group and project work, and our professors are award-winning teachers and experts in their field who will challenge you to put ideas into practice as you work towards your personal career goals.

Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Professional
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Logistics Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Controller
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Forecaster
  • Production Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Strategic Planner
  • Systems Administrator

"With a management degree, my options are open. I could work locally, in a foreign place, for a non-profit, or a small or large organization.” – Karli is a fourth-year BCom student from Killam, AB, and a UAlberta Ambassador.

Admissions Requirements for 2022 - 2023

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • Two of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

 
 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Indigenous Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2022

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

 

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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