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The Department of Technology offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. in industrial management. The objective of this graduate program is to build upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaureate level and to prepare students to assume managerial and leadership positions.
Admission to the graduate program in industrial management requires a baccalaureate degree in engineering, technology, or industrial education. Consideration may also be given to applicants with degrees in related areas who have appropriate industrial experience. The department requires competencies in trigonometry/pre-calculus and statistics completed during undergraduate studies; deficiencies in these requirements must be satisfied prior to admission. Students should review the admission and graduate degree requirements in this catalog.
A student pursuing the M.S. in industrial management must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in 500-level and above courses with TECH 694 - Industrial Project Management being the capstone course of the academic program. Students are not allowed to repeat the graduate level course of any 400 level course previously taken.
Students in this program may apply no more than 6 semester hours of relevant course work from the following courses: TECH 598 (3), TECH 699A (1-6), TECH 609 (3), or any other practicums, independent studies, directed studies, internships, seminars, and workshop courses from any department within the university.
The Department of Technology graduate program in industrial management seeks to educate our graduates with advanced management skills that will allow them to provide leadership and advanced applications skills in an industrial setting. Graduates of the program will have the
- Ability to research technology concepts and obtain data sources
- Ability to use advanced statistics and data analysis in developing research and industrial reports
- Ability to manage, work in teams, and develop goals for a given industrial process
- Ability to develop advanced industrial application skills
The department’s graduate program is designed to provide our graduates with the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; the ability to identify, research, formulate, and solve technical problems; an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities needed in industry; the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats; a broad education necessary to understand the impact of technology in a global and social context; ability to research topics of need and provide unique solutions to issues. Knowledge of contemporary issues.