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.
Manufacturing leadership is a highly focused program developed jointly by 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.
- Price $1,742 per credit hour (2016/17 AY)
30 credit hours required
A full-time student could finish the program in 1 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in 2 years.
- Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 credits)
- Engineering of Systems I (3 credits)
- Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals (3 credits)
- Systems and Project Management (3 credits)
- Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
- Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
- Global Facilities Planning (3 credits)
- Engineering Elective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following
Choose one of the following
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager
- Global Supply Chain Manager
- Global Operations/Production Manager
- Plant Manager, Procurement Manager
- Process Engineering Manager
- Product Engineer
- Quality Engineering Manager
- Bausch & Lomb
- Lockheed Martin
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.
To be considered for admission to the master of science in manufacturing leadership program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) degree from an accredited institution
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation
- Have at least two years of experience in a manufacturing-related organization or business environment
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Students must achieve the following minimum scores prior to consideration for admission: 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 58 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE). Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, PTE-Academic, or IELTS exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales
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).
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