The master of science degree in manufacturing leadership is designed for experienced professionals moving to mid- and senior-level positions in manufacturing and service organizations. The program integrates business and engineering courses, delivering them in an online format where students continue to work while taking classes. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, with several courses available on-campus.
Manufacturing leadership is a highly focused program developed jointly by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing and operations, lean thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or service management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors.
- Prerequisite knowledge
Admitted students must possess knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in probability and statistics, engineering economy or basic accounting. Areas that need strengthening may be addressed by guided reading, independent study, or formal course work.
Students may start the program during any semester and complete the course work at their own pace. Classes are available online but several courses may be taken on-campus for local or full-time students.
Students may take up to three courses on a nonmatriculated basis. Credits earned while enrolled as a nonmatriculated student may be applied to the degree program following formal admission.