Quality managers evaluate, develop and establish programs to ensure the best products or services from a company are delivered. Their operational and managerial expertise enables them to make effective changes within an organization because of their knowledge in project management, quality engineering, ethical practices, production, supply chain management, operations management and more.
Florida Tech's master's in quality management program was designed in concert with a major aerospace/engineering company to provide operational and managerial relevance to the issues facing businesses today.
Because most students are practicing quality professionals, the program utilizes practice-oriented capstone projects that allow students to share their own workplace experiences while learning the newest body of knowledge in the field. One of the unique benefits of studying for a master's in quality management at Florida Tech is the perspective graduates develop on ethical issues and dilemmas that exist within the public and nonprofit sectors.
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Students in the master's in quality management program receive instruction by professors who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Florida Tech's faculty is professionally connected with some of the top names in the field. Lecture and discussion, individual and group work, case study analysis and organizational consulting are combined to provide a comprehensive learning environment. Small class sizes allow students to work one-on-one with professors and develop a lifelong network with fellow classmates.
As businesses grow more global, managers are in more demand. Quality managers can be found in every sector of the economy, particularly in production and manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical, medical equipment and supplies. Employment of quality managers is projected to grow six percent through 2022, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.