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The Master of Science program in Manufacturing Management is designed to provide graduate education in manufacturing management to persons who have a bachelor's degree in business, engineering, computer science or related fields. This program will prepare students for managerial careers in manufacturing as well as for doctoral study. Most of our graduates are professionally employed with manufacturing organizations or consulting firms, while a few are pursuing higher education.
The program provides (1) basic foundation knowledge in business, engineering and manufacturing technology; (2) advanced understanding, at the graduate level, of the functional areas of business; (3) knowledge and skills in applying information systems to manufacturing problems; (4) strong grounding in manufacturing management and integrative skills; and (4) exposure to real manufacturing environments, with opportunities to study and solve real problems.
Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree, preferably in engineering, business, computer science, or related disciplines. Admission to the M.S. program is competitive. The applicants are expected to demonstrate preparation for, and a high promise of, success in the graduate program. The following criteria will be used in evaluating an application to the M.S. program on an individual basis: (a) The student's undergraduate and graduate record with general academic performance as well as the trend and comparison of grades over a period of time; (b) Student's verbal, quantitative and total scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). In certain cases, depending on the academic background of the student, GRE scores may be substituted for GMAT scores. It is to be stressed that, although GMAT and GPA are important, they alone will not be the basis of admissions decisions. (c) Statement of purpose explaining why the student wants to pursue a M.S. in Manufacturing Management; (d) Letters of reference; (e) Managerial, professional and leadership potential as exhibited by appropriate experience in a manufacturing organization, extracurricular activities and community service; (f) In the case of students whose native language is not English, acceptable performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is mandatory unless the student has a degree from a U.S. institution.
The curriculum requires 30 semester credit hours of graduate (6000-level) course work and 6 semester credit hours of a master's thesis, supervised internship or additional course work. The course work option requires students to pass a comprehensive examination. Typically, students entering with a business or engineering undergraduate background can complete the program in 4 semesters of full-time study.
Students must complete the following prerequisite/requirements: one (1) semester or quarter of Calculus; statistics (through regression and analysis of variance.); background in Physics or Chemistry; and one (1) semester of Computer Systems with Applications.
Foundation Business Courses: Course No. Title ACCT 5000 Financial and Managerial Accounting FINA 5310 Managerial Finance MGMT 5110 Management of Organizations MKTG 5210 Economics for Business Decisions MKTG 5410 Marketing Systems ISOM 5730 Modeling and Analysis for Manufacturing Engineering Courses: MIME 5060 Manufacturing Engineering MIME 5160 Facility Planning and Design MIME 5750 Work Measurement & Manufacturing Systems MIME 5980 Special Topics: Manufacturing Processes
Students with an engineering degree from an accredited school with specialization in mechanical, production, industrial, computer science, or systems engineering meet the engineering foundation requirements without additional course work. Students may petition for waiver of engineering foundations if they had appropriate course work in engineering, but not a degree with the above specified major.
Note: Students having to take more than 12 semester hours of foundation course work (Business and Engineering combined) at the graduate levels at UT may count up to 6 semester hours of graduate course work at the foundation level towards their Business Cognate or career oriented electives. The credit is only for graduate hours in excess of 12. The program director, with the advice and consent of the student's adviser, shall determine if those hours should apply to Business Cognate and/or career oriented electives.
Business Cognates: (total of 6 semester hours) Course No. Title ACCT 6320 Cost Analysis and Control (BUAD 6020 may be substituted with permission) MGMT 6750 Corporate Strategy, Policy and Planning With permission of adviser, select one from the following (each course is 3 semester hours): BUAD 6060 MGMT 6550 MKTG 6290 MGMT 6700 MKTG 6390 ISOM 6460
Manufacturing Management and Manufacturing Information Systems Required Courses: (15 hours) ISOM 6270 Simulation ISOM 6470 Information Technology ISOM 6680 Total Quality Management and SPC ISOM 6690 Manufacturing Resource Management ISOM 6720 Manufacturing System Design
Electives: (6 hours) ISOM 6510, ISOM 6560, MIME 5020, or select appropriate graduate level course work, with the adviser's permission, in areas such as warranty and liability, manufacturing software, scheduling research, quality management, systems design and development, data analysis, and computer-integrated manufacturing.
Thesis/Supervised Internship/Additional Course Work: (6 semester hours) ISOM 6960 Master's Thesis or Choose two more electives with the permission of the program director and pass a comprehensive examination.