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Industrial Management MS

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If your career goal is to work in management or supervisory positions in industry, the affordable Master of Science in Industrial Management program at the University of Central Missouri is an ideal choice. You’ll enhance your leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. You’ll learn from highly qualified and dedicated professionals with real-world experience in industrial management. This master’s degree program features a comprehensive curriculum focused on technology management, organizational effectiveness, quality systems, research, and scholarly work.

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Flexible Learning (100% online option)

Join this accredited program and earn your Master’s degree in as few as two years. Students can choose to enroll in online and/or on-campus courses. The strength is the affordable curriculum supported by caring faculty and accommodating campus services.

A survey of recent graduates found the average age was 40, with a mean salary of US$65,000 per year. Some occupational titles include vice president of operations, production/facilities manager, quality engineer, shift supervisor, and project manager. 

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First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

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Admittance Requirements

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.

Courses (Minimum of 33 Credit Hours)


Required Core Graduate Courses 18
IndM  5210 Industrial Management 3
IndM  5160 Organizational Dynamics 3
IndM  5212 Production & Operations Management 3
IndM  5240 Engineering Economy 3
Engt 5580 Quality Systems Engineering (or)
IndM 5130 Lean and Quality Management
SOT   5010 Applied Research for Technology 3
Culminating Experience
(taken the last semester(s) of student's program)
IndM  5230 Seminar in Industrial Management OR 3
SOT   5290 Thesis 3-6
Cognate Requirements
(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 
Minimum Total 33

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

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.

Management Skills

Outcome #1 - Apply management skills and concepts to specific situations.

  • The student will apply the principles and philosophy of management systems, cost accounting, and economics to industry, including the interpretation of contracts, and the value of team building.
  • The student will execute industrial safety standards including the ability to interpret the OSHA industry standards, establish safety and health procedures on the project site, and perform hazardous material and process analysis.

Project Management

Outcome #2 - Plan and implement a project.

  • The student will identify the appropriate management principles necessary to complete a business plan, evaluation supply chains, and produce project plans.
  • The student will create change orders, organize contract agreements, interpret engineering drawings, operations schedules, and develop a return on investment analysis.
  • The student will prepare a complete project schedule, develop a procurement timetable, and establish a control manual.
  • The student will develop a plan showing the logical sequence of activities and time duration in order to monitor progress and update schedules. 

Human Resources

Outcome #3 - Analyze and develop a human relations strategy.

  • The student will identify the management code of ethics for organizations and management individuals.
  • Students will investigate union operations and labor relations within the industrial enterprise.

Communications Skills

Outcome #4 - Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.

  • The student will apply oral, written, graphic and listening skills as each enhances the behavioral principles or attitude and effective communications.
  • The student graduating from the program will be a manufacturing service provider and marketer of management skills and knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to incorporate the technological tools used in industry to effectively communicate and collaborate with other professionals at a distance.

Industrial Economy

Outcome #5 - Explain and apply the basic concepts of an Industrial Economy.

  • The student will complete the estimating, cost accounting, and bidding sequence necessary for project job acquisition and completion.
  • The student will prepare a complete cost control analysis including the ability to establish an enterprise budget, prepare cost reports, and forecast expenditures.

Technical Skills

Outcome #6 - Introduce and adapted technical expertise to a given process or product.

  • The student will implement the various forms of technology necessary to complete the task of process management, utilizing the computer and electronic data processing.
  • The student will create complete word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications for delivery on the information highway.
  • The student will understand the science of materials and methods of manufacturing.

Research Skills

Outcome #7 - Perform, interpret, and explain research.

  • The student will apply scientific knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and management sciences to the economic utilization of materials and forces of nature affecting operations of the industrial enterprise.
  • The student will effectively communicate in this digital and information technology era
  • Students will practice techniques for developing innovative concepts and adding value to product/process

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Program Accreditation

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The Industrial Management master’s degree program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).


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