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Manufacturing Management Certificate

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2024
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 19
  • Degree: Manufacturing Mgmt Certificate
The manufacturing management certificate is a workplace centered continuing education program designed to meet the increasing demand for management skills in a production based industrial environment. The program content provides an educational base that enables employees to meet the demands of modern management within a technological work setting. This flexible program fits the schedules of part-time students and students already in the workplace and is offered for credit or noncredit based on the students' backgrounds. The courses taken for the certificate program will transfer into the bachelor of manufacturing program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Manufacturing Management Core
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 16 credit(s) from the following:
· BM 3000 - Manufacturing Processes (3.0 cr)
· BM 3025 - Lean Manufacturing (4.0 cr)
· BM 3034 - Applied Quality (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3250 - Operations Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3255 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
Manufacturing Management Electives
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 3010 - Managerial Accounting (3.0 cr)
· BM 3005 - Facilities Planning and Selection (3.0 cr)
· BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance (3.0 cr)
· BM 3020 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3215 - Organizational Behavior (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4200 - Project Management (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
The Manufacturing Management certificate online has the same curriculum as the on-campus Manufacturing Management certificate.
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BM 3000 - Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students are introduced to various concepts and manufacturing processes. Review the fundamental properties of materials. Understand the tools and gauges that may be used for measuring and quality inspection.
BM 3025 - Lean Manufacturing
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current lean methodologies, philosophies, and techniques relevant to manufacturing, operations, quality, service, and productivity. Six sigma framework, Kanban, 5S, Lean analytics, Kaizen, etc. will be studied to give students various tools and techniques to apply in relevant manufacturing situations. Recommended prereq: Math 1150
BM 3034 - Applied Quality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quality management concepts and definitions to explore Statistical Process Control (SPC) to diagnose, reduce and eliminate causes of variation. Assist in process improvement, production control, production planning and decision-making. SPC for variables and attributes are explored. prereq: Math 1150
MGMT 3250 - Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to operations management concepts to transform inputs such as materials, labor, capital and management into outputs that satisfy customer demand. The course focuses on analytical techniques and critical thinking to enhance decision making and operations management excellence. prereq: [MGMT 3200, MATH 1150] or instructor consent
MGMT 3255 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examines supply chain management as a means of creating strategic competitive advantages. Logistical efficiency with environmental factors, strategic positioning, laws and policies, and cost maintenance will be examined.
ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to financial accounting for US organizations, reading/understanding financial statements.
ACCT 3010 - Managerial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Costing techniques, including activity based costing, applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. Enforced prereq: ACCT 2101
BM 3005 - Facilities Planning and Selection
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ASM 3005/BM 3005
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Facilities planning through layout design. Product flow, space-activity relationships, personnel requirements, and material handling are considered, as well as receiving, shipping, warehousing, and integration with manufacturing.
BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to strategies used by businesses to achieve/maintain compliance with environmental laws/sustainability goals. Focus upon environmental due diligence, value of environmental auditing to identify compliance/sustainability issues in operations, and leveraging it to secure a competitive advantage in a marketplace.
FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principle financial considerations/ratio analysis of business. Cost of capital, asset management, capital structure planning, financial statement analysis, working capital management, short-term financing, budgeting. Integrates theory/applications. prereq: [ACCT 2102 or 3010], [ECON 2101, MATH 1031] or instructor consent
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility.
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
MGMT 3215 - Organizational Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundational understanding of people at work. Organizational behavior/business cultures. Social sciences of psychology, sociology, anthropology at work in organization. Address topics of organizational design, work relationships, leadership, communications, motivation/team building. prereq: 3200
MGMT 4200 - Project Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundations of project management. Working with teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce a desired outcome. Skills and tools of project management with case studies and using appropriate software to facilitate learning.
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies.