This certificate is designed for the industrial professional who is looking to enter the management ranks or promotional opportunites within management. Students in this area will develop an advanced knowledge of production controls and how goods are efficiently produced. Since many of the goods produced today are either produced solely or in part outside of this country, this certificate allows the students to examine international aspect of production and the need to work as multinational teams. This certificate also builds an advanced understanding of systems management and project management. Students will have a unique understanding of the support needed in the management of a group of individuals with varying backgrounds, in different locations, in the development of a given product. This certificate also develops a deep understanding of the skills needed in managing the processes and systems needed in today’s complex manufacturing environment.