This concentration is designed for you if you have a technical and/or managerial background and are employed in manufacturing, service, or technology-related industries, or who seek employment in such industries. The program will provide you with a foundation of leadership, strategic, and technology management skills. Because of the available electives, this program allows you the opportunity to focus on specific industries such as technology management, manufacturing, healthcare, environment and safety, or public administration.
This modern program examines how people and technology collide – whether in education, industrial settings, or start-up technologies and businesses- and provides the tools for understanding technology and process design’s implication in managing and leading within 21st century organizations. As a graduate you can expect to become skilled in systems thinking, managing projects and leading through change initiatives in automotive, omni-channel retailing, manufacturing, engineering, and services industries.
- Gain mastery of systems thinking and application to problem solving.
- Be able to hold positive generative discussion related to workplace obstacles.
- Display knowledge of cause-and-effect of teams and technology systems and map current systems and future desirable systems.
- Learn the how Design-For-Lean-Six-Sigma (DFLSS) is a methodology that applies to manufacturing and also service industries.
- Understand the language of production and operations management.
- Become an analytic thinker in assessing real-world cases in retail, technology, innovative start-up companies and auto manufacturing en route to determining the likelihood for success and need to change.
- Synthesize how particular cases link to core concepts of leadership and management, and, be able to contextualize these insights into your current or future work.
- Discover the human side to the enterprises and learn how to project manage and initiate change during expected and unexpected moments at work.
Total Major Credits - 24 credits
Required Courses - 24 credits *At least five courses must be completed at RWU
See course listing below.
Major Electives - 3 credits
Core Curriculum - 30 credits
Electives - 66 credits
Total Credits required to graduate - 120
|TLM/IT||255||Studies in Technology|
|TLM/IT||342||Total Quality Management (Six Sigma)|
|TLM/IT||430||Special Topics (Ethics in Science and Technology)|
|TLM/IT||430||Special Topics (Lean Manufacturing)|
|TLM/IT||457||Workplace Safety and Health Management|
Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.