This program prepares professionals for positions of leadership and responsibility in business, industry, and government. It provides direct exposure to actual business and industrial problems in an applications-oriented environment. It encourages part-time study while the participant is involved in full-time employment. Representative undergraduate degrees include industrial technology, engineering technology, computer information systems, and business. Required courses include engineering economics, operations management, integrated industrial systems and research design. These courses provide a common core of knowledge enabling the graduate to effectively function in diverse settings. Elective courses allow the student to pursue topics of interest that may be of immediate professional benefit. A research project, often based on current work experiences, completes the program.
This part-time program is designed to provide a 30-hour degree that blends the management and technology disciplines, and can be completed in three years of part-time study.
1. A bachelor’s degree in technology, engineering, business, or information systems from an accredited college or university. Candidates holding other baccalaureate degrees but having significant work experience in one of the previously mentioned disciplines will be considered.
2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in the baccalaureate degree.
3. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s current or most recent employer.
4. Letter of intent. A brief statement describing the applicant’s experience and how this degree is expected to help achieve his or her career goals.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
1. Obtain application information online at graduateschool.buffalostate.edu/admissions
2. Request sealed official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended and submit them with the complete application packet to Graduate School.
3. Obtain approval from the Graduate Studies Committee, the department chair, and the Graduate School.
Admission applications are not complete until all required forms, documents, and data are received.
Required Courses (12 credit hours)
INT/ECO 601 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3
INT 602 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS) 3
INT 659 INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS 3
INT 689 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY 3
Elective Courses (12-18 credit hours)
Select 12-18 credit hours of the following: *1 12-18
BUS/HIS 536 THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
HIS 607 THE UNITED STATES IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD AFFAIRS
INT 610 MANAGERIAL MARKETING
INT 611 NETWORK THEORY
INT 612 QUALITY CONTROL MANAGEMENT
INT 630 WORK MEASUREMENT
INT 661 MANUFACTURING PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
INT 662 MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY
INT 670 PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
INT 675 JUST-IN-TIME MANUFACTURING
PSC 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Master's Project, Master's Thesis, or Comprehensive Examination (0-6 credit hours)
Select one from the following: 0-6
INT 690 MASTER'S PROJECT (1-3)
INT 695 MASTER'S THESIS (1-6)
Total Credit Hours 30
*1 Selected under advisement
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.
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