- Ygor Bortolato, Brazil
Today’s manufacturing managers need to have a wider scope of skills to be successful. With an attention to detail, critical thinking and communication skills, an aptitude for technology and a drive to be the best, manufacturing managers are valued in both large and small manufacturing firms. Work on the cutting edge with your degree in manufacturing management from TU.
Manufacturers of all sizes have met new challenges in the current economy: a global market, condensed product life cycles and demand for high quality products. They are meeting these challenges with computerized equipment, new organizational structures and efficient manufacturing technology. TU’s manufacturing management program focuses on these new strategies through classes that emphasize supply chain management, operations management, quality management and lean organizations.
The manufacturing management program is designed to prepare graduates to assume leadership roles and supervisory roles in the management of advanced manufacturing technology. Students completing the manufacturing management program will have the technical foundation, along with management and other soft skills needed, to be effective and productive manufacturing leaders. They will also have the opportunity to earn a number of industry certifications, including Integrated Manufacturing (Robotics), Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Foundations and Electronics.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in Ohio account for 16.6% of the total output in the state, employing 12.56% of the workforce. Total output for manufacturing was $112.24 billion dollars in 2018. There are over 12,500 manufacturers in Ohio, employing 699,000 workers, with an average compensation of $74,679.
School of Business Core Curriculum 18 hours
Management Core Curriculum 9 hours
Manufacturing Management Concentration 21 hours
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
- MGT 221 Supply Chain Management
- MGT 321 Operations Management
- MGT 356 Quality Management
- MGT 455 Lean Organizations
- Choose one of the following:
- PSY 250 Social Psychology
- PSY 263 Theories of Personality
- PSY 362 Abnormal Psychology
- Choose one of the following:
- COM 414 Crisis and Risk Communication
- COM 441 Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August
Online - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
Supply Chain Management (MGT221) - This course is an overview of supply chain management and will briefly cover the topics of procurement, lean organizations, Total Quality Management, logistics and materials management.
Operations Management (MGT321) - This course deals with the managerial functions directly related to the production and delivery of goods and services. Topics covered include manufacturing and service organizations, facility location and layout, MRP, forecasting, scheduling, quality assurance and project management.
Quality Management (MGT356) - A study of Quality Management principles and philosophy including the ideas of Deming, Juran and Crosby, employee involvement, Kaizen, statistical process control and Six Sigma.
Lean Organizations (MGT455) – The application of just-in-time principles throughout the supply chain, including how to define and eliminate waste; the utilization of information in lieu of inventory; Pull versus Push systems; Kanban signaling and material coordination; and an in-depth look at the Toyota Production System.
- Director of Manufacturing Technology
- Industrial Production Manager / Director
- Manufacturing Management Associate
- Operations Manager / Director
- Procurement Manager
- Product Manager
- Project Coordinator / Project Manager
This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years …
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