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Manufacturing Leadership MS
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 a part-time format where students continue to work while taking classes in the evenings or online.
Manufacturing leadership is a highly focused program developed jointly by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. 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 services 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.
Manufacturing leadership, MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MGMT-740||Organizational Behavior and Leadership||3|
|ISEE-771||Engineering of Systems I||3|
|ISEE-750||Systems and Project Management||3|
|CQAS-682||Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|ACCT-794||Cost Accounting in Technical Organizations|
|ACCT-703||Accounting for Decision Makers|
|ISEE-703||Supply Chain Management||3|
|ISEE-723||Global Facilities Planning||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing leadership, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution,
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0,
- Have at least two years of experience in a manufacturing-related organization or business environment,
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
- Submit two professional recommendations,
- Submit a current resume, and
- Complete a graduate application.
Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Admitted students must possess knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in probability and statistics, and 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 on campus (evenings) or online to accommodate the needs of local students as well as those who travel or live outside the Rochester area.
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.
Career OutcomesJob Titles
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Global Supply Chain Manager, Global Operations/Production Manager, Plant Manager, Procurement Manager, Process Engineering Manager, Product Engineer, Quality Engineering ManagerFunctions
Operations, logistics, supply chain management, manufacturing and production, (business) process (re) engineering (including lean six-sigma black belts), workplace design, operations research (data analysis, modeling, simulation), database managementRecent Employers
Bausch & Lomb, Goulds Pumps, Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Caldwell Manufacturing, Harris, Atofina, Melles-Griot, GM Research, Pico Precision