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Quality Management B.M.M.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 120
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Manufacturing Management
The bachelor of manufacturing management (BMM) degree in quality management responds to increased employer demand for employees with a solid background in manufacturing techniques combined with a qualification in quality. Many companies that outsource production discover the need for more stringent quality assurance of products made in foreign countries, causing an increased need for graduates with a good grounding in quality management. The high demand is concomitant with above average starting salaries. The quality management degree was designed with learner outcomes designed to: (1) meet the employability requirements of industry; (2) incorporate changing consumer interests, attitudes, and concerns for quality management; (3) offer students an attractive, well differentiated educational option to complete their bachelor level education; (4) utilize existing intellectual and physical resources. The quality management program prepares graduates for employment in industry and public regulatory agencies. University of Minnesota, Crookston graduates have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the quality functions at their prospective employers. To find possible employment opportunities go to ihirequalitycontrol.com where potential employment positions abound in most states. The quality management program is transfer friendly and an attractive option for technical college graduates to complete their academic qualification to bachelor level. It is especially tailored to those individuals who would like to become part of the management team within their workplaces. The university recognizes the value of the technical skills that students acquired at other institutions and the experience they have gained during their careers. The right combination of communication and management skills and pertinent quality-related learning are added to prepare the students for future opportunities. The program is offered on campus and online to respond to the needs of busy working adults who cannot attend any of the classes.
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)
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
Transfer Credits
Students transfer in 58 credits. If they transfer in less, they take credits as electives until they have satisfied the 58 transfer credit requirement.
Program Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 37 credits
ACCT 3010 - Managerial Accounting (3.0 cr)
BM 3000 - Manufacturing Processes (3.0 cr)
BM 3007 - Metrology (3.0 cr)
BM 3008 - Sustainability and Compliance (3.0 cr)
BM 3025 - Lean Six Sigma (3.0 cr)
BM 3034 - Applied Quality (3.0 cr)
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3250 - Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3255 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2010 - Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
BM 3053 - Product Development Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 4200 - Project Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Required courses - 18 credits
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Business/Technology Electives
Students must take 7 credits of upper division business/technology credits taken from the following (Acct, BM, Entr, Fin, GBus, ITM, Mgmt, Mktg, SE).
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
B.M.M. in Quality Management (Online)
The bachelor of manufacturing management (BMM) in quality management responds to increased employer demand for employees with a solid background in manufacturing techniques combined with a qualification in quality. The quality management degree is transfer friendly and an attractive option for technical college graduates to complete their academic qualification to bachelor level. It is especially tailored to those individuals who would like to become part of the management team within their workplaces. The program is offered on campus and online to respond to the needs of busy working adults who cannot attend any of the classes.
The curriculum for the online program is identical to the on-campus program.
 
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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. prereq: 2010 or 2101
BM 3000 - Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduces students to fundamental properties of materials including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Basic concepts and various aspects of manufacturing processes such as casting, rolling, forging, extrusion and drawing are covered in this course.
BM 3007 - Metrology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Instrument calibration, reading engineering standards, precision measurement, geometric dimensioning/tolerancing, graphical inspection analysis, measuring tools, surface plate inspection methods.
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.
BM 3025 - Lean Six Sigma
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current lean six sigma philosophies, methods, and techniques relevant to manufacturing, service, quality, and productivity. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) framework, lean methodology, project management, leadership and organizational methods.
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.
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette. prereq: Comp 1013 or 6 credits of writing
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.
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. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
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 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
BM 3053 - Product Development Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00891 - AGBU 3053/BM 3053
Typically offered: Every Spring
Learn about modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which the students conceive, design, and prototype a physical product.
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 facilitate learning. prereq: 3200
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.