Lead people effectively and manage efficient teams in a dynamic organization with the University of Central Missouri’s Industrial Management master’s degree.
In this graduate Industrial Management program, you’ll learn the key skills for supervisory success:
By adding a specialization to your master’s degree in Industrial Management, you can even earn a Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate before you graduate.
You’ll build these abilities while learning from our dedicated, highly experienced faculty who are industry professionals with expertise leading teams in the manufacturing and service industries. Your UCM faculty mentors will draw on their years in the field to pass along everything you need to know to succeed in a wide range of industrial management jobs.
92% job placement rate within 6 months
ATMAE-accredited program since 2008
Lean Six Sigma grad certificate option
Complete in as few as 5 semesters
Only 15–20 students per class
In the University of Central Missouri’s Industrial Management master’s degree program, you’ll take operation and production management courses that prepare you for supervisory roles in the technology industry. Our Industrial Management master's program builds both soft and hard skills, so you’re prepared to lead the human side of the workplace, as well as the technical side.
You’ll study project management, facilities engineering, legal issues in the industry, applied research for technology and more in courses such as Current Issues in Industry, Engineering Economy, Lean and Quality Management, Organizational Dynamics and Production and Operations Management.
By the time you earn your graduate Industrial Management degree from UCM, you’ll be able to:
Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate
You can add an area of specialization to your industrial management courses that allows you to work toward earning a Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate. This certificate shows employers that you’re adept at analyzing workplace processes to reduce costs and maximize productivity.
Your industrial management courses offer many chances for you to learn how to succeed in the industry through hands-on, real-world experience. These could include:
Your industrial management courses will prepare you to lead in a wide variety of industrial management jobs, both locally and globally. Graduates of UCM’s Industrial Management degree program have found successful careers in pharmaceuticals and logistics, as well as companies such as:
If you’re planning to become an educator, you’ll also be prepared to enter doctoral programs such as UCM’s Technology Management Ph.D. You’ll find our Industrial Management degree program graduates teaching at institutions in the United States as well as internationally.
Industrial management jobs and careers
Using the interactive tool below, you can explore available Industrial Management degree jobs, as well as information about career growth, employment trends, operations management salary details and more.
The University of Central Missouri gives you an affordable way to earn your master’s in Industrial Management. In addition to low-cost tuition, we offer a number of options to help you finance your education, including:
Through UCM, you’ll also have access to federal financial aid options, which may provide you with additional assistance.
Furthermore, UCM provides scholarships and other financial aid awards to students in certain programs of study. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Build on the knowledge gained in the Industrial Management master’s program by continuing your education in a doctoral program at UCM.
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Annual Student Enrollment
To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.60 in his or her undergraduate major. A student not meeting this requirement may petition the department for admittance on a conditional basis. GRE or GMAT scores are not required. Applicants must submit a "Career Goal Statement" and resume including three contact references. This program also facilitates articulation to a Ph.D. in Technology Management program.
In addition, our graduate program offers a Lean Six Sigma graduate certificate and a Networking Security graduate certificate which can be counted as cognate studies toward this M.S. in Industrial Management.
International students are welcome. Please read more details on admittance requirements.
|Required Core Graduate Courses
|IndM 5210 Industrial Management
|IndM 5160 Organizational Dynamics
|IndM 5212 Production & Operations Management
|IndM 5240 Engineering Economy
|Engt 5580 Quality Systems Engineering (or)
IndM 5130 Lean and Quality Management
|SOT 5010 Applied Research for Technology
(taken the last semester(s) of student's program)
|IndM 5230 Seminar in Industrial Management OR
|SOT 5290 Thesis
(Choose any 3 courses with Thesis or 4 courses with Seminar)
|IndM 5110 Current Issues in Industry
|IndM 5210 Human Factors Engineering
|IndM 5140 Facilities Engineering
|IndM 5150 Project Management
|IndM 5180 Industrial Statistics
|IndM 5015 Legal Aspects of Industry
|IndM 5020 International Technology Management
|IndM 5222 Principles and Practices of Lean Systems
|IndM 5232 Seminar in Lean Six Sigma Implementation
|IndM 5260 System Anal. & Mgmnt. Info. Systems
|IndM 6580 Advanced Strategic Quality and Standard
|Departmentally approved graduate electives
The Master of Science in Industrial Management program is designed to prepare professional managers who possess skills and knowledge acquired through education and on-site experience necessary to manage manufacturing processes including bid preparation, project acquisition, project management, quality, safety, and supervision of the industrial enterprise. The diagram below illustrates the suggested articulation for this degree.
Outcome #1 - Apply management skills and concepts to specific situations.
Outcome #2 - Plan and implement a project.
Outcome #3 - Analyze and develop a human relations strategy.
Outcome #4 - Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
Outcome #5 - Explain and apply the basic concepts of an Industrial Economy.
Outcome #6 - Introduce and adapted technical expertise to a given process or product.
Outcome #7 - Perform, interpret, and explain research.
The Industrial Management master’s degree program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).