Rochester Institute of Technology

Manufacturing Leadership (MS)

Address:

One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States

Phone:

1-866-260-3950

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The master of science degree in manufacturing leadership is designed for experienced professionals moving to mid- and senior-level positions in manufacturing and service organizations. The program integrates business and engineering courses, delivering them in an online format where students continue to work while taking classes. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, and several courses are available on-campus.

Manufacturing leadership is a highly focused program developed jointly by the Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing and operations, lean thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or services management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing leadership, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Have at least two years of experience in a manufacturing-related organization or business environment.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.
  • Exceptions to admission requirements may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the GMAT or GRE.

Accreditation:

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International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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