Prepare to Lead

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.

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.


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.


Courses (Minimum of 33 Credit Hours)

(Minimum of 33 Credit Hours)

Required Core Graduate Courses 21-24
IndM 4210 Industrial Management 3
IndM 4260 Organizational Dynamics 3
IndM 5212 Production & Operations Management 3
IndM 5240 Engineering Economy 3
Engt 4580 Quality Systems Engineering (or) IndM 4230 Lean and Quality Management 3
SOT 5010 Applied Research for Technology 3
Culminating Experience (taken the last semester of student's program) 3-6
IndM 5230 Seminar in Industrial Management OR 3
SOT 5290 Thesis 3-6
Cognate Requirements (Choose any 3 with Thesis or 4 with Seminar) 9-12
IndM 4010 Current Issues in Industry 3
IndM 4220 Human Factors Engineering 3
IndM 4240 Facilities Engineering 3
IndM 4250 Project Management 3
IndM 4280 Industrial Statistics 3
IndM 5015 Legal Aspects of Industry 3
IndM 5020 International Technology Management 3
IndM 5222 Principles and Practices of Lean Systems 3
IndM 5232 Seminar in Lean Six Sigma Implementation 3
IndM 5260 System Anal. & Mgmnt. Info. Systems 3
IndM 6580 Advanced Strategic Quality and Standard 3
Departmentally approved graduate electives 3
Minimum Total 33
Program taught in:
  • English
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