Overview of Industrial Management
This program prepares you for a career in the Industrial Management field. Topics such as supervision, manufacturing methods, warehousing, distribution channels, purchasing procedures, suppliers relations, cost analysis, performance analysis, total quality management, environmental regulations, occupational safety and health regulations and the Department of Transportation regulations all are covered in this program.
What do graduates of the program do?
Graduates supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in all phases of a plant operation. Typically reporting directly to plant operations managers, they prepare operation schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality meet all specifications. Graduates oversee operations such as finance, manufacturing, engineering, materials management, quality assurance and control, human resources, inventory control and information systems.
What is the job outlook for graduates?
The job outlook for industrial management professionals is very good. Local, state and national employment data indicates significant growth in the employment of industrial management professionals. Not only do you have many local, state and national employment opportunities, but employment in the industrial management field abroad has increased significantly and companies will continue to need qualified managers to operate their facilities in other countries.
What kind of salary can graduates expect?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Industrial Management is $56,000. Local salaries will vary.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The Industrial Management Specialist Certificate (41 total credit hours) can be completed in one year or complete the Industrial Management degree (68 total credit hours) in two years. You can earn your certificate in one year and if you decide you want to complete the degree, all your certificate courses count toward your degree.