The Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership is a program designed for professionals with positions in manufacturing and service organizations competing globally. This program is also part of the agreement between RIT and PUCMM, which is developed within the CITAM project. The program places emphasis on operational excellence and lean thinking applied to operations, supply chain management, manufacturing, and process improvement.
Curriculum and Program Schedule
The graduate program of study consists of 11 engineering and business courses, and an integrative Capstone Project oriented to the solution of a problem in operations, manufacturing, or supply chain management; enabling students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors.
Courses are scheduled to cater to full-time employees through a combination of evening and weekend classes, online learning and quarterly, intensive seminars and labs. RIT courses require 40 hours of classroom instruction, and will be delivered online, in combination with intensive, face to face classroom sessions offered on site in the Dominican Republic. The face-to-face sessions on the courses taught by RIT faculty will be on campus at PUCMM, and in general, will be Thursday evening, 6 – 10 pm, Friday evening, 6 – 10 pm and all day Saturday, 8 – 5 pm. This schedule may vary by program, with face-to-face classroom instruction comprising 12 – 24 hours for each class offered.
All RIT courses in the program will be delivered in English.
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0, and at least two years experience in a manufacturing or service organization or business environment.
Admitted students must possess prerequisite knowledge and skills at the introductory course level in the following areas: probability and statistics, engineering economy or basic finance, and manufacturing processes. Areas that need strengthening can be addressed by guided reading, formal course work, independent study, seminars, or other suitable means.
All applicants to the MS degree program are required to meet the English language requirement for graduate study at RIT. Those students who do not fully meet the requirement may be considered for admission contingent upon their taking English language courses at PUCMM prior to beginning the masters program.
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