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Master's Degree Student Outcomes


Industrial Management Outcomes:

Mission Statement
The Industrial Management Master of Science Degree Program is designed to prepare professional managers who possess skills and knowledge acquire through education and on-site experience necessary to manage industrial processes including bid preparation, project acquisition, project management, quality, safety, and supervision of the industrial enterprise. 

Student Learning Outcomes (Validated 2011)
The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to develop:

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.

Technology Skills

Outcome #8 – Understand, communicate, and assess technology.

  • The student will understand the impacts and be able to assess technology

  • 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

Occupational Titles

MANAGER, INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - 189.117-022, alternate titles: general manager, industrial organization; manager, general; plant superintendent, industrial organization.

Directs and coordinates activities of industrial organization to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits: Plans and develops organization policies and goals, and implements goals through subordinate administrative personnel. Coordinates activities of divisions or departments, such as operating, manufacturing, engineering, planning, sales, maintenance, or research and development, to effect operational efficiency and economy. Directs and coordinates promotion of products manufactured or services performed to develop new markets, increase share of market, and obtain competitive position in industry. Analyzes division or department budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates operating budget. Confers with administrative personnel, and reviews activity, operating, and sales reports to determine changes in programs or operations required. Directs preparation of directives to division or department administrator outlining policy, program, or operations changes to be implemented. Promotes organization in industry, manufacturing or trade associations. Workers are usually identified according to industry in which employed, such as petroleum production or refining, iron and steel, electrical equipment; type of organization, such as air, rail, motor or water transportation; or type of product, such as paper, chemical, or plastics products.
GOE: 11.05.01 STRENGTH: L GED: R5 M4 L5 SVP: 8 DLU: 86