Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership
The master of science degree in manufacturing leadership is designed for experienced professionals moving to mid- and senior-level positions in manufacturing and service organizations. The program integrates business and engineering courses, delivering them in a part-time format where students continue to work while taking classes evenings or online.
Manufacturing leadership is a highly focused program developed jointly by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing and operations, lean thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or services management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors. Two electives allow for additional depth or breadth in subjects of relevance to students and their sponsoring organizations.
Applicants should have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8. They also should have at least two years’ experience in a manufacturing-related organization or business environment.
Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the GMAT or GRE.
Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed RIT graduate application.
- Two professional recommendations.
- A current resume.
- A personal interview with the admissions team (after other application materials are received).
Admitted students must possess knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in probability and statistics, engineering economy or basic accounting, and manufacturing processes.
Areas that need strengthening may be addressed by guided reading, formal course work, independent study, seminars, or other suitable means.
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Last updated April 25, 2018