To develop individuals with leadership depth and technical breadth for operations management positions.
The Manufacturing Operations program offers professionals with engineering, science or liberal arts backgrounds an opportunity to strengthen their operations management and leadership skills. Students learn to view their organizations as systems - networks of customers, technologies, markets, distribution channels and people. Through study of best practices and ideas in the context of real-world manufacturing and service systems, students gain the skills and confidence to handle daily operations and make better decisions.
As you manage multiple and complex functions, you need ideas and approaches that make sense in the context of your job. You'll study the best of both operating theories and practices, and immediately adapt what you learn to your business or organization's operations
Students say that our program's operations emphasis on broad, systems thinking makes them better decision makers and leaders. You'll examine an integrated process of complex technologies, human relationships, distribution networks and financial systems
All of our full time and adjunct faculty members bring both academic credentials and industry experience to the classroom. These executives, managers and engineers share a passion for teaching and improving the industrial welfare of our nation. They emphasize hands-on learning, promote interaction among students and encourage the free exchange of ideas
You'll work with an advisor to select electives that make sense for your career goals. You may wish to study in areas such as quality, medical devices, software, product development, engineering management and technology management
Our program is industry-based and applied. We expect you'll bring your work experiences to class and apply what you learn on the job. We want you to use your assignments and research projects to address real workplace issues
Our program serves working professionals with already busy lives. You can set your own pace of study and start any time of the year. Most students take one or more classes per semester. Classes are taught in the evenings at various sites throughout the metropolitan area, and some are delivered via distance learning technologies.
Student Comment:". . . great facilities and locations . . . a good mix of technical and managerial topics . . . approachable faculty . . . very beneficial . . ."
Electrical Designer, Ag-Chem Equipment Co.
As a graduate of the MSMS program, you'll be prepared for an operations management position in a manufacturing or service industry. You'll gain a competitive edge for acquiring more challenging assignments and responsibilities, and you'll develop a network of experts in your field.
Degreed professionals in manufacturing companies seeking management / leadership positions across broad operational areas of responsibility.