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.
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
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
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.
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