Quality and Manufacturing Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
StudyQA ranking:6406 Duration:

The program develops future executives who possess in-depth, relevant manufacturing knowledge bridging engineering and management. Graduates are afforded a life-changing experience that provides them with a unique set of engineering, business, and quality skills combined with a suite of communication skills critical to management success.

Students fuse Six Sigma certification with corporate social responsibility and emotional intelligence to become well-rounded leaders. MMM students develop business plans and analyze and predict corporate financial performance in a global marketplace. They emerge from Penn State as international leaders understanding the fundamentals of materials and processes and project confidence in product and manufacturing system design.

We teach students that the real measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others, and they learn to be hard-working leaders with a global perspective. We conduct research to improve lives. We add millions to the economy through projects in our state and beyond. We help communities by sharing our faculty expertise and research.Penn State lives close by no matter where you are. Our campuses are located from one side of Pennsylvania to the other. Through Penn State World Campus, students can take courses and work toward degrees online from anywhere on the globe that has Internet service.


  • Introduction to Business Concepts for Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Engineering Design Principles
  • Independent Studies
  • Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control I
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Manufacturing Processes of Materials
  • Individual Studies
  • Quality Management
The program draws its students from two groups: practicing professionals from industry and individuals who have graduated from, or are currently enrolled in, a business administration, science, or engineering program. Applicants who expect to graduate with a B.S. in engineering, science, or business administration may apply for admission to the program in their senior year.All applicants must submit scores from the GRE or the GMAT. International students must also submit TOEFL scores. However, the TOEFL requirement is waived for international students who have successfully completed undergraduate work in an American college or university. The average grade-point average is 3.0; the average GRE score is 1100 on the verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytical section. The average GMAT score is 580. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80


Penn State is ranked at No. 46 for 2014 in the Center for World University Rankings, up from No. 50 in 2013. The list includes national and international schools. Criteria for the rankings are: quality of faculty, publications in top journals, highly influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students, and professional future of alumni.

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