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Manufacturing Operations Management B.A.Sc.

CCAPS Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 79 to 83
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Manufacturing operations management (MM) is the study and application of methods to improve manufacturing operations and productivity to enhance a company's competitiveness in the global arena. The curriculum combines a strong foundation in manufacturing systems and processes, supply chain/quality/project, and operations management. Graduates are prepared to work as production supervisors, materials managers, manufacturing managers, production planners, project leaders, lead technicians, order process analysts, and business analysts. The MM major is offered in close collaboration with Minnesota manufacturing professionals.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students who have 30 transferable semester credits, preferred minimum 2.50 GPA, and a strong interest in the major may be admitted to pre-major status. Each application for admission is individually reviewed in a holistic context.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Courses
Mathematics
MATH 1042 - Mathematics of Design [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1107 - Introductory Physics Online I [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Chemistry
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Preparatory Courses
WRIT 1301 or WRIT 1401 recommended for Freshman Composition
Accounting
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
Oral Communication
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1101H - Honors: Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 1313W - Analysis of Argument [WI] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3402 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations (3.0 cr)
Economics
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Statistics
STAT 1001 - Introduction to the Ideas of Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Technical Writing
One technical writing course or writing intensive science course.
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1102W - Introductory College Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or WRIT 3001 - Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
Major Courses
Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits of MM 4596 if MM 4501 is not taken.
MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy [WI] (3.0 cr)
MM 3205 - Engineering for Manufacturing Operations (3.0 cr)
MM 4011 - Virtual Reality and Simulation in Manufacturing (3.0 cr)
MM 4012 - Advanced Manufacturing: Applied Process and Technology (3.0 cr)
MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
MM 4039 - The Science of Sourcing: Partnerships for Success (3.0 cr)
MM 4045 - The Product Life Cycle in a Regulated Industry (3.0 cr)
MM 4102 - Optimizing Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MM 4201 -  Quality Engineering and Management (3.0 cr)
MM 4311 - Sustainable Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the Waste (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers (3.0 cr)
MM 4596 - Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
or MM 4193 - Capstone Directed Study (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Other related 3xxx or 4xxx courses may be substituted with department approval.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings (4.0 cr)
· ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise (4.0 cr)
· ABUS 4509 - New Product Development (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4511 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MM 3305 - Advanced 3D Printing for Innovative Business Practices (3.0 cr)
· PHAR 3700 - Fundamentals of Pharmacotherapy (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the Major
Subgroup Description: Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1042 - Mathematics of Design (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
A tour of mathematics relevant to principles of design that support the "making" of things: from objects to buildings. Project-based problem solving. Systems of equations, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, conic sections, transformations, approximation of length, area, and volume. Prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in the context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry; primarily for students interested in technical areas
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1107 - Introductory Physics Online I (PHYS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of physics in context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles together with quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to atomic theory. Periodic properties of elements. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure, bonding. Aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and polymers. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. Writing for scientific journals. prereq: Honors student, permission of University Honors Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1075H; registration for 1075H must precede registration for 1071H
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and the proper treatment of hazardous wastes. Prereq-&1071H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program.
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial accounting. Theory, concepts, principles, procedures. Preparation/understanding of the four financial statements.
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation.
COMM 1101H - Honors: Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670 - Comm 1101H, PSTL 1461, GC 1461
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation. prereq: Honors
COMM 1313W - Analysis of Argument (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Strategies for analyzing, evaluating, generating arguments. Problems in listening/responding to argument.
COMM 3402 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Nature and function of communication between individuals in formal and informal relationships. Communicative interactions from theoretical and practical viewpoints.
COMM 3411 - Introduction to Small Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cooperative thinking in task-oriented groups. Planning, preparing for, and participating in small groups in private and public contexts.
COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Performance/composition with critical inquiry into rhetoric theories. Writing, thinking, and speaking skills. prereq: 1101, soph
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Oral presentation skills for technical or professional topics. Visual communication, audience analysis, organizing presentation, presenting complex research material. Emphasizes use of digital technologies. Recommend that students take Comm 1101 or equivalent first
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
STAT 1001 - Introduction to the Ideas of Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphical/numerical presentations of data. Judging the usefulness/reliability of results/inferences from surveys and other studies to interesting populations. Coping with randomness/variation in an uncertain world. prereq: Mathematics requirement for admission to University
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in the context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry; primarily for students interested in technical areas
PHYS 1102W - Introductory College Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in context of everyday world. Use of conservation principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: 1101W or 1107
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
WRIT 3001 - Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research origins/history. Technical communication. Audience, purpose, ethics, global communication, collaboration, usability, digital writing technologies. Journal articles, student/professional organizations, guest presentations, interviews, digital portfolio. Oral presentations, research.
WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Read books/articles, discuss, and write about major issues in science/technology. Possible topics: DNA and human genome. Animal/human interaction. Global warming; Alternative energies; Animal/human cloning and stem-cell research. Vaccines from Smallpox to AIDS. Why civilizations collapse.
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Oral presentation skills for technical or professional topics. Visual communication, audience analysis, organizing presentation, presenting complex research material. Emphasizes use of digital technologies. Recommend that students take Comm 1101 or equivalent first
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01235 - Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Technical and professional writing communicates complex information to solve problems or complete tasks. It requires not only knowledge of workplace genres, but also a skill of composing such genres. This course allows students to practice rhetorically analyzing writing situations and composing workplace genres: memos, proposals, instructions, research reports, and presentations.
MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this foundation course for manufacturing operations management, you'll find out just how innovative, strategic, and creative manufacturing is. The course is the perfect entry point for students majoring, minoring, or getting a certificate in manufacturing operations management, and it's also a great elective for students seeking a better understanding of the core sector in both U.S. and international economies. The overall objective of MM 3001W is to explore different facets of manufacturing in today's global economy, and the three dimensions of the high-performance manufacturing organization (HPMO) model--leadership, product quality, and innovation--are paramount in that exploration. You'll take a look at past and current Minnesota manufacturing companies (3M and Red Wing Shoes, for example) that are surviving and thriving in today's economy, and also learn why some of those Minnesota companies have failed. As a writing intensive course, MM 3001W also prepares students to be successful writers, both in their coursework at the University of Minnesota and in their future careers, as special attention will be paid to real-world writing applications, skills, and processes. Prerequisites: None.
MM 3205 - Engineering for Manufacturing Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
What makes a factory run? In this course, you'll learn all about those intricacies and gain the tools and skills required to create high-output systems that can reliably function day in, day out. You will do most of your learning through creative exercises. For example, you'll take apart a flashlight to create the tools needed for manufacturing, and you'll validate a piece of equipment while toasting a loaf of bread. Your final project will be designing and manufacturing your own holiday card. Since the best learning happens when there's flexibility to fail, the instructor creates assignments that have a little ambiguity to them. (Students can even turn in homework twice to improve their grade, if needed.) By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to work effectively across silos, and you'll have a wealth of career advice from an instructor with over 20 years' experience leading teams at Fortune 500 companies. Prerequisite: None
MM 4011 - Virtual Reality and Simulation in Manufacturing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Virtual reality meets manufacturing in this course for creative problem solvers. By mastering the use of simulation software (Simio), you'll be able to assess product flow along an assembly line and suggest sequences that dramatically improve efficiency, thereby cutting costs. The skill set students acquire in this course has opened innumerable doors for job seekers because visual representations provide hard evidence that certain models will be successful. Learn how to simulate many different processes at once and be introduced to augmented and virtual reality, new technologies that are being introduced to speed up the development of manufacturing lines. This course will enhance any career path that involves operations and efficiency. Prerequisite: None
MM 4012 - Advanced Manufacturing: Applied Process and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepare to take a deep dive into the nitty-gritty as well as the art of manufacturing. You will study the myriad details that comprise the manufacturing process, tracing how raw materials are transformed into sophisticated devices in the most efficient ways. You will learn three important things that can be applied directly to any job: 1) how to deconstruct the value-added steps of a manufacturing assembly, 2) how to construct a process flow diagram, and 3) how to perform a process capability study. If you want to gain expertise in how factory work is planned, measured, studied, improved, and optimized, then you've come to the right place. Beyond this, you will also walk away with an understanding that manufacturers are true artisans whose expertise shapes our world in countless ways. prereq: A course such as MM 3001W, or relevant manufacturing experience.
MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A supply chain is the process that ensures that any particular thing gets made and distributed efficiently and with high quality. It comprises diverse suppliers, all of whom have a different role to play. You will learn about the complex ballet that ties these suppliers together into a larger system and schedule?a supply chain. Through weekly online group work and real-life case study analysis, you will come to understand the value of interrelationships between product development, purchasing, manufacturing, customer service, and distribution. Your subject matter will be the real-world function of supply chains for familiar products, and by the end of the course, you will know how to think about effective supply chains. You?ll also have opportunities to do a complete analysis of a real organization as well as interview a professional who works with supply chains on a daily basis. prereq: None.
MM 4039 - The Science of Sourcing: Partnerships for Success
Credits: 3.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Learn how to maneuver with ease inside the complex network of global manufacturing and outsourcing. The Science of Sourcing is all about setting up a sourcing strategy that hinges on two things: core competencies of your business and, of course, customer satisfaction. By the end of this course, you'll be able to do three things really well: 1) identify which products or processes should be outsourced, 2) perform estimates for cost and comparison of outsourcing options, and finally, 3) execute step-by-step outsourcing as you choose suppliers. You?ll also be exposed to the art of managing an outsourced manufacturer relationship, which includes contracts and performance metrics. It's all about upholding quality and value. Prerequisite: A course such as MM 3001W, or relevant manufacturing experience.
MM 4045 - The Product Life Cycle in a Regulated Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
There's much to learn when it comes to designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling something, but this course skillfully covers it all while teaching how to successfully commercialize a product. Students will delve into real-world analysis of product regulation of any kind--from a box of cereal to a medical device. After this course, you?ll be able to a) improve efficiency in any part of a product's life cycle, b) develop soft skills needed to clearly communicate your ideas for improvement, and c) fully wrap your brain around human factors and customer requirements that must be considered before the product's development is complete. This material has endless applications in the workplace. prereq: None.
MM 4102 - Optimizing Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course, students learn how to put the pieces of the manufacturing puzzle together--they delve into the details of an organization's operations strategy and develop an understanding of how the system works, from product concept to finished reality. Emphasis is placed on learning valuable techniques for improving organizational performance, which include computer-enhanced problem solving and decision making. You will develop critical thinking skills that allow you to think holistically about how to create order out of chaos in an operations unit. Through weekly online group work assignments; opportunities to give dynamic multimedia group presentations; interviewing a real-world operations manager; and mastering the stages of forming, storming, norming, and performing, you will leave feeling prepared to take on whatever operations management challenges come your way. prerequisite: None.
MM 4201 - Quality Engineering and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quality makes or breaks an organization. Without continuous quality improvement, performance fails, sales drop, and organizations die. This course delves into three essential truths: 1) the customer is the ultimate judge of quality; 2) every process has variation, which must be fully understood before it can be improved; and 3) a lean, mean, structured plan will make problem solving a cinch when it comes to process improvement. Students will learn more than just the technical aspects of quality management; they will also learn the history and modern application of quality, quality management tool interfaces, and what it takes to be a leader in quality as a profession. prereq: none, but knowledge of statistics will be very helpful.
MM 4311 - Sustainable Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the Waste
Credits: 3.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
One of the most important skills you can cultivate in manufacturing (or really any line of work) is the ability to clear away the clutter and streamline the process. Sustainable Lean Manufacturing teaches students three things: 1) wasted time, effort, and money exist in every process involving a product or service; 2) it?s possible to clearly see and identify where waste occurs; and 3) there?s a surefire set of tools and techniques to make a process less wasteful and more efficient. Bottom line: students leave this course viewing everyday life with a different perspective, knowing there?s always room for improvement in workflow. prereq: None
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to project management: tools and techniques for defining, scheduling, and managing a project. Learn about team development and ways to enhance team performance through planning and executing a project. Requires use of MS Project, which will be made available to students without cost via download. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01315
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cost accounting concepts. Cost behavior. Management decision making using cost data. Time value of money. Cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques. Financial statement analysis. Assignments draw on business/industry examples. prereq: Financial accounting, 45 cr
MM 4596 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Internship project in consultation with faculty adviser. Internship is hands-on learning experience in professional manufacturing setting. prereq: [MM major or minor or certificate or instr consent], dept consent
MM 4193 - Capstone Directed Study
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
You've learned a lot so far in the Manufacturing Operations Management program. Now it's time to use all that hard-earned knowledge as you embark on your capstone project. A culminating experience using all the skills and concepts you're familiar with, the capstone is an opportunity for you to identify a specific problem, question, or course of study pertaining to manufacturing operations. This will be your primary focus over the length of the course. Working with your capstone adviser, you will develop a project requiring 135 hours or more of research and work. You will then generate data and use appropriate models to create comprehensive reports and solutions to the project you've chosen, and you will present your findings at the end of the semester. The capstone course is a great option for students who are already employed full-time and wish to select a project that's somehow connected to their employment. prereq: MM major or minor or certificate, departmental approval
ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Collaborative exploration of virtual communication within teams/across cultures. Impact of technologies on global business/societies. Virtual team functioning/dynamics. Influence of cultural perspective on communication within group. Role of communication technology in cultural development. Ethical/legal implications.
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks/processes for decision-making. Analyzing causes, effects of problems, and solutions in organizations. Creativity, team building. Case studies, final real-world project, online presentation. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Strategies and practical knowledge needed to build and operate a small business. Begins with basic marketing, finance, and leadership principles that apply to the formation of a small business enterprise and continues with growth strategies and exercises to refine the business vision. Class discussions and independent reflective activities will enable students to assess their resources and develop management, leadership, business administration, and conflict-resolution skills. Via group work, students will develop a business plan, strategically identify performance indicators, learn ways to remain competitive and innovative in the marketplace, and prepare to evolve business plans and processes over time. Prerequisite: None, but previous business experience or study will be helpful.
ABUS 4509 - New Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How new consumer, industrial, and service products are planned/developed. Idea generation, concept/buyer testing, pricing, sales/profit strategies, product positioning, promotion, packaging/distribution. Marketing case histories. Student projects. prereq: [[4103 or 4701 or Mktg 3001], at least 45 cr] or instr consent
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual tools for creating a marketing plan. How marketing relates to other functional areas of business. Importance of an ethical, global view. prereq: [Macroeconomics or microeconomics], 45 cr
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
MM 3305 - Advanced 3D Printing for Innovative Business Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Revolutionize your world with speed and creativity. Three-D printing and additive manufacturing are changing how we work and how manufacturing itself happens. In this course, you'll hone the ability to innovate and to lead others in discovery. The first half of the semester is spent learning how to use additive technology and the second half how it can be applied to real-world industries. By the end of the course, you'll use computer-aided design and the U of M's 3D printing lab to build your own solution to a problem. Join this community of forward-thinking makers and tap some of the most high-tech resources at the U. Prerequisites: None
PHAR 3700 - Fundamentals of Pharmacotherapy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Pharmacotherapy—the treatment of disease through the administration of medications—is a field particularly interesting to many healthcare workers. This course is designed to introduce you to some of the main drug classes available for the treatment of particular diseases. You will also learn about basic pharmacology, recognize brand and generic drug names, and explore their common uses and therapeutic classes. A basic understanding of treatment options available for common disease states will also be developed during this course. Additionally, the course develops basic proficiency in the use of drug information resources. This is a completely online course with due dates throughout the semester though students have the option to work ahead if they choose. Course information is sent to the University of Minnesota email addresses of registered students shortly before, and/or on, the first day of classes each fall, spring, and summer term. For more information, contact phar3700@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Medical terminology recommended
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Performance/composition with critical inquiry into rhetoric theories. Writing, thinking, and speaking skills. prereq: 1101, soph
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this foundation course for manufacturing operations management, you'll find out just how innovative, strategic, and creative manufacturing is. The course is the perfect entry point for students majoring, minoring, or getting a certificate in manufacturing operations management, and it's also a great elective for students seeking a better understanding of the core sector in both U.S. and international economies. The overall objective of MM 3001W is to explore different facets of manufacturing in today's global economy, and the three dimensions of the high-performance manufacturing organization (HPMO) model--leadership, product quality, and innovation--are paramount in that exploration. You'll take a look at past and current Minnesota manufacturing companies (3M and Red Wing Shoes, for example) that are surviving and thriving in today's economy, and also learn why some of those Minnesota companies have failed. As a writing intensive course, MM 3001W also prepares students to be successful writers, both in their coursework at the University of Minnesota and in their future careers, as special attention will be paid to real-world writing applications, skills, and processes. Prerequisites: None.
WRIT 3152W - Writing on Issues of Science and Technology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Read books/articles, discuss, and write about major issues in science/technology. Possible topics: DNA and human genome. Animal/human interaction. Global warming; Alternative energies; Animal/human cloning and stem-cell research. Vaccines from Smallpox to AIDS. Why civilizations collapse.
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01235 - Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Technical and professional writing communicates complex information to solve problems or complete tasks. It requires not only knowledge of workplace genres, but also a skill of composing such genres. This course allows students to practice rhetorically analyzing writing situations and composing workplace genres: memos, proposals, instructions, research reports, and presentations.