Fields of Study

Operations Management and Management Science

Operations Management and Management Science (OM/MS) are primarily involved with the design, control, improvement, and execution of processes or systems that create goods and/or provide services. While some businesses produce physical products with limited service elements, others produce almost pure service with few, if any, physical products; and the majority lie in between these extremes. Therefore, operations activities are at the core of all organizations, regardless of what business they are in. OM/MS aims to provide sensible options and recommend courses of action to reduce any operational risk and improve the quality of recurring or one time decisions. It is also aware of the changes in the competitive environment and investigates what to do in order to meet current and future challenges while providing a basis for sustainable advantage.


Typical applications include, but are not limited to, capacity management, location, global networks and off-shoring, sourcing, outsourcing, supply chain management, demand and revenue management, risk management and operational hedging, and lean manufacturing.

Of Possible Interest

COMM 341 Operations Management
COMM 343 Strategic Service Management
COMM 365 Advanced Business Decision Modeling
COMM 460 Supply Chain Analytics
COMM 461 Data Science for Business

Course offerings vary year to year, the course term is subject to change, course enrolment is limited, and courses may be cancelled due to instructor availability or low enrolment. Use SOLUS to get the most up-to-date course offerings.


Please refer to the faculty profiles for individual research interests and publications.