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Business Process Management

Business Process Management (BPMA) combines aspects of understanding and analyzing different types of business processes, and then uses a variety of approaches and techniques to improve the quality and increase the effectiveness of those processes. Accomplishing this involves the selection and application of information technologies and information systems.

The ability to analyze, design, and align business processes with company goals and customer needs is what our students take with them from this program. BPMA students are trained to think "outside the box" and thus leave primed with creative problem-solving abilities that can be applied in reducing company costs as well as improving the quality of a company's goods and services.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Verbal and written communication - Ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; Ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others; Ability to question and probe to improve business processes;  Communicating Business process Improvement(BPI) Methodology and Tools ; LEAN principles

Problem-solving - Defining and solving problems; Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills; Advanced quantitative abilities; Trouble shooting

Technical - Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and other Microsoft applications Demonstrated ability of project management/systems development life cycle/ coding
Demonstrated ability of software development/configuration design and best practices Analytics / OLAP Relational Database and SQL Language

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Business Analyst
  • Process Improvement Specialist
  • Continuous Improvement Program Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Business Intelligence Systems Analyst
 
 

Potential Industries

  • Business sector
  • Transportation
  • Software and computer services
  • Communications Services
  • Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Web design and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Sales & Services
  • Technology companies
  • Government – federal, provincial, municipal
  • Health Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Research and Development 
 

Associations & Professional Development

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification – Many providers available
  • Association of Business Process Management, International - http://www.abpmp.org/

Workshops

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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Featured Books

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, 351
T: 403.220.6593
E: undergraduate@haskayne.ucalgary.ca 
W: haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350
T: 403.220.6743
E: careercentre@haskayne.ucalgary.ca 
W: haskayne.ucalgary.ca/services/career-centre/welcome

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020
E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
W: ucalgary.ca/careers