Manufacturing is undergoing rapid change. Global competition, rapid advances in manufacturing technology, integration across the enterprise and an expanding role for software are putting pressure on manufacturing businesses from the Fortune 500 to small job shops. Success now requires manufacturing professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills in these rapidly evolving fields.
Developed in consultation with business and industry leaders and professionals in manufacturing, the SMU M.S. in manufacturing management program is unique in providing both the latest in technology and the broad management skills needed for success in today’s business. The interdisciplinary program prepares manufacturing professionals to lead their company in the integration of the entire product commercialization process – including concept, design, manufacturing process development, production and distribution. The program provides a broad set of business and technical skills to manage this integrated process including strategies, globalization, leadership, innovation, finance, quality, and automation.
In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to have a B.S. in one of the engineering disciplines or a closely related scientific field, or five years of directly relevant professional experience after completion of a B.S. degree.