Sauder experience

The Sauder Experience

“The MM in OR program introduced me to the wonderful world of OR and gave me the training and experience I needed to begin a lifelong career in this exciting field.”

Ernest Wu, Graduate 2002
Manager, Data Quality and Process Improvement
Provincial Health Services Authority

UBC MM in OR students have strong quantitative and analytical skills. They love the challenge of solving problems, and often even before that, the challenge of identifying the key problems. They can work independently and also as team players. They come from diverse educational backgrounds such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, commerce, and economics.

The MM in OR student experience is rich and rewarding. The benefits for students are enormous:

  • World-Class Faculty & Business Leaders
    The Sauder School of Business is renowned for its high standards in teaching, research, and scholarly achievement. The faculty are internationally recognized researchers with considerable expertise in applying OR and statistical methods. MM in OR students also work closely with seasoned business professionals with longstanding experience in operations management.

  • A Professional Environment
    The Centre for Operations Excellence provides a highly professional environment in which students learn with the latest decision-support tools and with full-time administrative and computer systems support. Students also gain professional exposure through immersion in corporate environments and participation in boardroom meetings with senior executives.

  • Dynamic Interaction and Networking
    Coming from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, students bring a broad set of perspectives to create a cooperative learning environment. Students receive close guidance and support from the Operations and Logistics (OPLOG) faculty and COE project leaders at the Sauder School of Business, who help to ensure the success of the Industry Projects. They make connections to industry through their project work and through Sauder's extensive alumni network.

  • Rich Career Opportunities
    Students have access to extensive career resources at the Sauder School of Business, including the Career Development Program managed by the Business Career Centre. MM in OR graduates have achieved an outstanding placement record in both industry and academia. Nearly all find employment as analysts or consultants within three months of graduation, and many also go on to pursue doctoral degrees at top institutions.

  • A Top-Ranked University
    The Sauder School of Business is part of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada's third-largest university. Situated in the scenic city of Vancouver, UBC boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in North America. With extensive research libraries and superb cultural and recreational facilities, the university attracts more than 38,000 students annually from all corners of the globe.

  • Spectacular Vancouver
    Vancouver has a vibrant urban setting, diverse culture and cuisine, and moderate climate-all set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountains, ocean and beaches. Often topping annual lists of best places to live, Vancouver serves as North America's gateway to the Pacific Rim – much in the way that the MM in OR program is a gateway to opportunities for its students.



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