To educate graduates to lead teams and organizations within a manufacturing or service enterprise for successful competition in a complex global economy, through the integration of business and technical skills. The application-oriented MML program is designed to help experienced professionals move into mid- and senior-level management positions in operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, and process improvement.
The 30-semester-credit MML program consists of 9 business and engineering courses, including one elective, plus a Capstone project (3 credits):
An elective course offers students the opportunity to better meet personal and organizational needs. Students may select from a long list of courses. Recommended electives include such offerings as Decision & Risk Benefit Analysis, Advanced or International Project Management, Breakthrough Thinking and Creativity, Customer Centricity, and others.
Students complete a project during the final academic year of the program, based on a real problem often identified in the companies where they work. The corporate-oriented Capstone project (3 credits) is directed at the solution of a manufacturing or services management problem or process improvement initiative. It enables students to broaden the educational experience and demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential to business leadership. The project provides immediate benefits to sponsoring organizations and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain visibility and recognition. Projects result in substantial cost savings or improved efficiencies.