Manufacturing Management, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management is designed to prepare students for entry- and mid-level positions in a wide array of manufacturing organizations. Coursework is designed around three primary areas:

General Education core courses facilitate the student’s development in broad skills specifically identified by employers throughout our region as being essential for success in manufacturing management. Those include computer literacy, communication, math, science, social science, and a global perspective.

Manufacturing core courses provide the student with the knowledge necessary to develop competencies and obtain the skills that they need to succeed. Focus is on supervision of manufacturing processes, management of human and machine resources, assurance of lean processes and production of high-quality product, all of this within budgetary and schedule constraints. Core manufacturing courses in conjunction with manufacturing electives, chosen with advice from the Program Director, enable the student to focus his or her degree on a specific area of interests within the manufacturing profession. These include, operations management, manufacturing supervision, lean manufacturing, green manufacturing, manufacturing logistics, industrial safety, production planning and control, quality management, purchasing and customer service. The students will also gain hands-on experience in fabrication, quality, logistics and advanced manufacturing laboratories. Throughout the manufacturing management program there is a strong emphasis on leadership, teamwork, problem solving and safety.

In addition to earning the degree, the student will have the opportunity to earn nationally-recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) including the Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential, the Green Manufacturing credential and the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credential.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management degree are prepared to make a significant contribution to manufacturing and production.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Control the flow of material with appropriate process documentation in the most efficient manner, while employing lean principles, operational flow strategies, value stream management, inventory mapping, inventory control and scheduling;
  2. Apply management competencies toward human capital and other resources in the manufacturing process;
  3. Apply financial metrics to the manufacturing decision process;
  4. Apply stakeholder relevant competencies in support of customer desires and needs;
  5. Develop skills to manage operations and strategically plan for the long-term viability of a manufacturing business for the purpose of promoting the mission, vision and core values;
  6. Establish a quality management process, develop grades and standards of quality, and provide staff training to facilitate corrective action;
  7. Implement a manufacturing process that results in recognized credentials from CPT, CPT-Green, and CLT; and
  8. Apply relevant metrics to drive continuous improvement.

The embedded certificate in Manufacturing Management (18 credits) may be earned as part of the milestone policy in the Manufacturing program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete the following programmatic graduation requirement:

  1. Maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the major.

Curriculum

Bachelor in Manufacturing Management

General Education Requirements - 43 Credits

General Education Core Requirements: 40 Credits

ENG 101English Composition

3

ENG 1XXWriting Competency (WR)

3

ENG 325Advanced Writing for the Business Professional

3

COM 1XXCommunications Competency (COM)

3

CAP 1XXComputer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

MATH 1XXMath Competency

3

Science Competency (SCI)

4

PSY 112Introduction to Psychology

3

Social Science Competency (SS)

3

Cultural Competency (CU & E/P)

6

Global Studies Competency (G/US)

3

Global Studies Competency (G/W)

3

Programmatic General Education Requirements: 3 Credits

ASD 120The College Experience

3

OR

General Education Elective

3

Open Electives - 27 Credits

Manufacturing Management Major Core Requirements - 51 Credits

Freshman Year

BMM 101Key Principles of Manufacturing

3

BMM 110Technology in Advanced Manufacturing

3

OS 101Team Dynamics and Individual Skills

3

OS 180Organizational Supervision and Administrative Roles

3

BUS 101Introduction to Management

3

Sophomore Year

ACC 110Applied Accounting

3

BMM 125Manufacturing Logistics

3

BMM 135Green Manufacturing

3

BMM 210Lean Manufacturing Principles

3

OS 210Organizational Communications

3

Junior Year

ACC 225Manufacturing Accounting

3

BMM 3XX Manufacturing Elective

3

BMM 320Facilities and Planning

3

BUS 330Operations Management

Senior Year

BMM 4XXManufacturing Elective

3

BMM 440Industrial Safety

3

BMM 460Quality Management Systems

3

Total Credit Hours: 121