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Sustainable Business Operations OPMT 5120

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course introduces students to current issues in sustainable operations management. These issues include waste and energy minimization, globalization of operations, and closed loop value cycles. Students examine the influence of sustainability on the major operations management decisions and processes including Product/Service Design, Production and Service Delivery, Supply Chain Management, and Facilities Management. The course explores the frameworks, standards, and methodologies used to align business operations with sustainability principles.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.




$815.61 - $841.50 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of OPMT 5120 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 47079


Tue Sep 06 - Tue Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 47079
  • $841.50
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Tue 17:30 - 19:20 Downtown DTC Rm. 483

Richard Vurdela

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. BBA students, please email your student ID to for permission to register. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, email Course includes a combination of face-to-face and online work each week.

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Sat August 13, 2022 at 3:04 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 48259


Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48259
  • $815.61
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Sep 07 - Dec 14 N/A N/A Online

Richard Vurdela

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Departmental approval needed. Reserved for Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL) and BBA students. SBL students are pre-approved to register. BBA students please email with your student ID for departmental approval. If the course is full, please email with your student ID to be added to the waitlist. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the key operations decisions and how sustainability affects those decisions.
  • Define and contrast the approaches that businesses take to sustainability.
  • Analyze how sustainability principles can be used to gain competitive advantage.
  • Describe the economics of environmental protection: decentralized policies, command and control policies, market-based policies.
  • Discuss the key elements of a measurement system and their use to define performance.
  • Apply current management frameworks (including EMS/ISO14000, LEED and C2C) to the design of operational processes.
  • Describe the role of projects (and project management) in executing operations strategy.
  • Apply the concepts of eco-effectiveness to the value cycle.
  • Analyze the role of sustainability principles in key operational areas (including design, processes, supply chain and facilities)
  • Apply process improvement methodologies to improve eco-efficiency.
  • Apply design principles to improve eco-effectiveness.
  • Design the key elements of a Sustainable Operations Plan.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Sustainable Business Operations (OPMT 5120) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  2. Sustainable Business
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  4. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Part-time


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