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Manufacturing Operations Management

The Engine That Drives the Economy

Manufacturing is the engine that drives the American economy. And today's high-tech, global manufacturing environment is generating challenging new employment opportunities for individuals who understand the growing competitive pressures that businesses face in the global economy. The Manufacturing Operations Management program is a flexible program, designed to help you reach the next level in your career.

Prepare for Success

The Manufacturing Operations Management program prepares you to move into positions of greater responsibility. Our graduates are serving in key roles such as:

  • Process engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Quality auditor
  • Purchasing agent
  • Production supervisor
  • Materials manager
  • Production manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Project leader
  • Business analyst

Real-world Application

This multidisciplinary major prepares you for today's competitive job environment with course work in:

  • Manufacturing processes and systems
  • Quality, cost control, and regulation
  • Supply chain management
  • Business finance, operations, and project management
  • Engineering concepts and resource optimization
  • Sustainability and lean practices 

Program Update

Effective fall 2014, students entering the Manufacturing Operations Management major will be required to complete the University of Minnesota Liberal Education Requirements as part of their bachelor's degree. See the Degree Requirements page for more information.


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