Master of Science in Quality Management
The program provides key courses that enable participants to refine their experience and prior academic background to provide a holistic focus on the philosophy and methodology of quality management.
The applicant to the Master of Science in Quality Management program must have a bachelor's degree. However, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive up to six hours of the program prerequisites in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.
The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview section of the university catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.
The goal of the Master of Science in Quality Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in quality management.
The degree of Master of Science in Quality Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.
Program Prerequisites (noncredit for this program)
|MTH 1701||College Algebra|
Note: In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
|Required Courses (9 courses)||CREDITS|
|ENM 5100||Quality Engineering||3|
|ENM 5200||Project Engineering||3|
|MGT 5024||Production and Operations Management||3|
|MGT 5064||Cost and Economic Analysis||3|
|MGT 5065||Supply Chain Management||3|
|MGT 5088||Project and Program Risk Management||3|
|MGT 5093||Practicum in Quality Management*||3|
|MGT 5131||Productivity Measurement and Improvement||3|
|ORP 5042||Reliability, Availability and Maintainability||3|
|Electives (2 courses)||6|
|ENM 5310||Systems Engineering Principles|
|MAE 4121||Manufacturing Environment|
|MGT 5061||Systems and Logistics Support Management|
|MGT 5211||Procurement and contract Management|
|ORP 5030||Decision Analysis|
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 33
*Serves as the capstone course for this program.