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Professional Master's in Manufacturing Leadership (Online) - Curriculum

Now accepting applications for Fall 2023!


The Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership (Online) is designed for experienced engineers looking to build their operations and personnel management skills while working full time.

The two-year program consists of eight core courses covering technical competencies, sustainable system design, manufacturing continuous improvement, and leadership skills. You will choose the remaining courses based on your concentration in discrete manufacturing, forest bioproducts, or chemical manufacturing.

The curriculum is taught in a hybrid format that blends face-to-face instruction and 24/7 online learning. As an online student, you can expect:

  • Recorded course lectures that are available at any time for self-paced learning.
  • Live office hours with your instructors to ask questions.
  • Three in-person three-day visits to Atlanta, Ga. (United States) over two years to meet with your cohort.
  • Two courses each semester, taken consecutively and structured as seven-week sessions.

The program culminates with a 10-week team-based capstone project that requires you work within a team and use your new skills and knowledge to address a real-world need.

Year 1

Special Note

MGT 6114 requires a one-week campus visit.

Leadership Development (MGT 6114)
Preparation for becoming leaders of organizations, to exercise leadership, and to embark on paths of personal leadership development through readings, lectures, speakers, and leadership groups.

Manufacturing Reliability (ISYE 6381)
Fundamentals of Reliability and Maintainability Engineering.


Principles of Management for Engineers (MGT 6753)
The course will provide an introduction to selected topics needed to be successful in the technology industries.

Production Planning and Control (ISYE 6380)
Fundamentals of Production Planning and Lean Manufacturing.

Special Note

Choose one course from the list.

Foundational Topics in the Manufacturing of Forest Bioproducts (MLDR 6701)
The course provides comprehensive foundational knowledge of the industry enabling the student to understand the role of diverse manufacturing operations and to strategically plan improvements.

Foundational Topics in the Chemical Manufacturing Industry (MLDR 8813)
Special Topics in Manufacturing Leadership.

Foundational Topics in Discrete Product Development and Design for Manufacturing (MLDR 8833)
Special Topics in Manufacturing Leadership.


Year 2

Special Note

MGT 6107 requires a one-week campus visit.

Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations (ISYE 6383)
Fundamentals of Manufacturing Supply Chain Operation.

Leadership and Organizational Change (MGT 6107)
An examination of theories and practices for designing and implementing major organizational change and the role played by leadership, power, and influence in change process.

Spring Core

Quality Control and Lean Manufacturing (ISYE 6382)
Fundamentals of Quality Control and Six Sigma Methods.

Spring Elective
Special Note

Choose one course from the list.

Emerging Technology for Forest Bioproducts (MLDR 8803)
Special Topics in Manufacturing Leadership.

Emerging Technology for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry (MLDR 8823)
Special Topics in Manufacturing Leadership.

Emerging Technology in Discrete Manufacturing (MLDR 8843)
Special Topics in Manufacturing Leadership.

Special Note

MLDR 6800 requires a one-week campus visit.

Manufacturing Leadership (MLDR 6800)
Teams work to complete a capstone project provided at the beginning of the semester. Successful completion requires integration of the business, leadership and manufacturing courses.



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