Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Manufacturing Leadership MS

Program Overview

Manufacturing leadership is a 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 systems 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. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, with several courses available on campus. Students may start any term (fall, spring, summer) and complete courses at their own pace.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science


  • Approximately 20 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

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Student Skills & Capabilities

  • Ability to make sound business decisions in a complex global economy
  • Ability to manage the global supply chain
  •  Ability to manage global, multi-site production and operations
  • Comprehensive understanding of quality and continuous improvement principles, with application to manufacturing and operations management
  • Strong leadership and management skills applied to global high technology manufacturing

Job Titles

Manufacturing Engineer; Senior Tooling Engineer; Quality Engineer; Engineer; Instrumentation Lead; Supplier Manager, New Product Development Manager; Operations Manager; Project Manager; Supply Chain Planner

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alstom, Ametek Power Instruments, Bausch & Lomb, Caldwell Manufacturing, Delphi Automotive, General Electric, General Motors, Gleason Works, Harris RF Communications, IBM, ITT Goulds Pumps, ITT Space Systems, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, Optimax, Parker Hannifin, Redcom Labs, Sikorsky, Welch-Allyn

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in hiring RIT co-op, graduating students or alumni. We will make every effort to make your recruiting endeavor a success. Call our office and ask to speak with Annette Stewart, the career services coordinator who works with the Manufacturing Leadership MS program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at

 Annette K. Stewart, Career Services Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5466
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603