Manufacturing Management B.M.M. Curriculum
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- Program Type: Baccalaureate
- Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
- Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
- Required credits within the major: 34
- Degree: Bachelor of Manufacturing Management
- Certificate in Manufacturing Management is available
The Bachelor of Manufacturing Management (B.M.M.) is a career-oriented program that prepares students to manage people and machines in a manufacturing environment. Graduates will be able to supervise a manufacturing process, manage human and mechanical resources within budgetary constraints, and assure product quality.
The program is designed to meet the needs of people already in the workplace and two-year graduates who want to continue their education to the bachelor's degree level with seamless integration of prior credits earned. The program is available for in-class instruction on campus and as well as through online education. The online education components of the program are delivered through asynchronous electronic communication technologies and self-directed learning.
Program outcomes: Graduates will:
- play a growing role in their workplace especially in supervision and management
- contribute to manufacturing system technology and quality control
- establish a quality control department and train staff to meet quality audits
- develop grades and standards of quality
- set up acceptance sampling and inspection procedures
- prepare quality control charts and reports
- control the movement of materials in the most efficient manner at the right time, to and from the correct place in the required quantity
- do a safety audit through a comprehensive approach to problems of safety in the workplace, including meeting the OSHA standards
This program is available:
- via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
- completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
- primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
- partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Manufacturing Management Core
Manufacturing Management Core Requirements - 34 credits
- Applied Engineering Principles (3.0 cr) BM 3025
- Lean Six Sigma (3.0 cr)
- Principles of Management (3.0 cr) MGMT 3215
- Organizational Behavior (3.0 cr)
- Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr) or ACCT 2010
- Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3303
- Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Liberal Education Requirements - 18 credits
- Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
- College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
- Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
- Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Business/Technology Requirements
Students must complete 4 credits of upper division business/technology credits taken from the following (ACCT, BM, ENTR, GBUS, ITM, MGMT, MKTG, SE).
Upper Division Electives
Students must complete 6 credits of Upper Division Electives.
Transfer Credits or Open Electives Credits
Transfer Credits or Open Electives Credits requirements are 58 credits.
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Manufacturing Management Online
The Manufacturing Management program is a career-oriented program that prepares students to manage people and machines in a manufacturing environment. Graduates will be able to supervise a manufacturing process, manage human and mechanical resources within budgetary constraints, and assure product quality. The manufacturing management online program is the same as the on-campus program with the exception that students take GBUS 1005 and one less credit of transfer or open electives credits.
Manufacturing Management (Online) Requirements
- Orientation to Online Programs (1.0 cr)
Manufacturing Management Certificate
- Required credits for certificate: 18.
The manufacturing management certificate is a workplace centered continuing education program designed to meet the increasing demand for management skills in a production based industrial environment. The program content provides an educational base that enables employees to meet the demands of modern management within a technological work setting.
This flexible program fits the schedules of part-time students and students already in the workplace and is offered for credit or noncredit based on the students’ background. The courses taken for the certificate program will transfer into the bachelor of manufacturing program.
A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion.
- Applied Engineering Principles (3 cr)
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 cr)
Electives (6 cr)
Courses from two areas are strongly recommended.
- Facilities Planning and Selection (3 cr)
- Sustainability and Compliance (3 cr)
- Industrial Safety (3 cr)