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.
- 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.
Outcome #2 - Plan and implement a project.
- The student will identify the appropriate management principles necessary to complete
a business plan, evaluate 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.
Outcome #3 - Analyze and develop a human relations strategy.
- The student will identify the management code of ethics for organizations and management
- Students will investigate union operations and labor relations within the industrial
Outcome #4 - Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
- The student will apply oral, written, graphic, and listening skills as each enhances
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.
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.
Outcome #6 - Introduce and adapt 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.
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
- Students will practice techniques for developing innovative concepts and adding value
The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Technology will use the knowledge
and skills obtained in the program to develop:
An Organizational Style
- Acquire advanced skills for managing complex projects including planning and implementation
- Apply organizational skills and concepts to effectively manage available resources
- Be adaptable and focused on fostering continuous growth and development
- Analyze current global systems, national interactions, and local business industry
A Global Orientation
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and interact in the global environment
- Analyze and develop processes and workflows
- Demonstrate multi-cultural awareness in a global and technological society
- Understand the importance of global functional integration
- Explain the importance of contemporary, global, and societal issues as they relate
Quality Systems Knowledge
- Recognize the characteristics that define quality relative to a specific discipline
- Identify, develop, and implement quality strategies
- Implement appropriate software applications for optimum quality and productivity
Technology Management Skills
- Understand scientific principles and technology relative to specialty area
- Select and implement discipline specific technology
- Develop, evaluate, and integrate technological systems to meet strategic goals
- Understand legal issues affecting the use and implementation of evolving technology
- Explain the significance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline-specific
Technological Ethics and Professionalism
- Develop advanced professional and personal competencies in technology
- Practice within the specific profession to meet the highest social and ethical standards
- Explain and apply the basic concepts of a supply and demand economy in an information
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards
Research Skills for Innovation
- Apply advanced quantitative problem solving and decision making techniques
- Develop the ability to conduct applied experimental research
- Demonstrate integration techniques for new technologies related to a field of study
- Foster entrepreneurs through innovation, collaboration, and managed technological
- Research foundational and developing systems and make predictions concerning emerging