Advisor: M. Ali Montazer, Professor, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
The Master of Science degree in engineering and operations management provides students with the knowledge, skills, and the tool set required to assume supervisory, managerial, and leadership positions in production, manufacturing, and service organizations. The program is a balanced mix of theoretical concepts and highly practical approaches to dealing with the day-to-day issues, tasks, and activities on the job.
Created for individuals who aspire to be involved in managing operations and organizations, this program melds state-of-the-art engineering methodologies combined with state-of-the-art software with key components of business-related topics such as project and risk management, finance and economic analysis, marketing, data, and supply chain analytics. Students in this program receive excellent exposure to real-world engineering and operations management practices through instruction by industry experts and professionals in the field. The program places heavy emphasis on project-based learning, giving students the opportunity to network with other professionals and gain real-world practice in the classroom. Internships in the program typically lead to full-time jobs at both large and small organizations, as demand is high and the number of engineering management graduates is limited.
The program requires 30 credits and consists of eleven courses, of which three are 2 credits each and eight are 3 credits each. Applicants with inadequate engineering, science, and technical background and preparation are required to complete certain prerequisite courses, which may include mathematics, engineering and science courses, and technical English. The project requirement of the program may be met through a capstone project course, a research project, or thesis, which are included in the 30-credit requirement. On a case-by-case basis, one or more of the required courses may be substituted with special offering courses that better meet the professional goal and objectives of the student.
- Function as a manager and/or supervisor in industry where engineering and technology management and operations management skills are required
- Function effectively as a member of diverse teams
- Utilize project management
- Manage complex supply chains
- Manage scarce resources effectively
- Manage quality assurance operations
- Manage planning and execution of operations