Master of Industrial Technology and Operations

The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) is designed to enhance the ability of students to pursue their professional goals by providing up-to-date knowledge of the technologies and modern management approaches used in world-class industrial companies. The curriculum prepares students to move into management, supervisory, and staff positions in industry. Considered to be a hybrid degree, the MITO blends practical application of current technologies with the management skills needed to oversee a wide range of industrial operations. Students build a program of study suited to their career interests and experience. The MITO is not a M.B.A. or an engineering degree, therefore it is not recommended for those planning to pursue careers in academic or research.

Each student’s plan of study is customized to best serve individual career objectives. Of the 30 credit hours required for the MITO degree, the student must complete at least 18 credit hours of INTM graduate courses. Up to 12 credit hours of senior (400-level) courses may be completed as part of the degree. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied from special project courses (INTM 597) or an Interprofessional Project (IPRO 497). A total of nine credit hours taken at a different university (passed with the grade of ”B” or better) may be transferred to the university and applied towards the MITO degree if those credits have not been applied toward any earned degree (subject to administrative approval). No thesis or comprehensive examination is required as part of this degree.

The flexibility of course options within the MITO program allows students to complete an industrial specialization, or simply take the ten courses of greatest interest. A specialization requires the completion of 12 credit hours (four courses) in any one of four concentrations within the INTM curriculum: Industrial Facilities (IF), Industrial Sustainability (ST), Manufacturing Technology (MT), or Supply Chain Management (SCM). Alternatively, students may complete up to four courses in another university department with appropriate qualifications and approvals. For example, students have taken courses from Stuart School of Business, Armour College of Engineering, and the Food Science and Nutrition program.

INTM courses are presented live at the university's Mies Campus in Chicago, and are available online. Using a delayed Internet format (lecture videos are posted within 24 hours after the live session), students can log on and view lectures at the time and location of their choice. The MITO program can be completed entirely online.

Curriculum

Elective Courses (18-30)
Select a minimum of 18-30 credit hours from the following: 118-30
Marketing, Sales, and Product Introduction3
Quality Control3
Operations Management3
Contract Administration for Construction Projects3
Construction Estimating3
Human Resource Management3
E-Commerce in Marketing and Supply Chain Networks3
Sales and Operations Planning3
Entrepreneurship in Industry3
Industrial Engineering Concepts and Applications3
Construction Technology3
Cost Management3
Inventory Control3
Industrial Leadership3
Advanced Project Management3
Integrated Facilities Management3
Industrial Risk Management3
Applied Strategies for the Competitive Enterprise3
Modeling for Decision-Making3
Sustainable Facilities Operations3
Transportation3
Manufacturing Processes for Metals and Mechanical Systems3
Manufacturing Processes for Electronics and Electrical Systems3
Chemical Manufacturing Processes in Industry3
Performance Management in Food Operations3
Supply Chain Management3
Warehousing and Distribution3
Purchasing3
Export/Import3
Strategic International Business3
Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems3
Supply Chain Strategies3
Issues in Industrial Sustainability3
Sustainability of Critical Materials3
Energy Options in Industry3
Special Projects 20-6
Optional Specialization Courses (0-12)
Select 12 credit hours from approved specialization courses 30-12

Minimum degree credits required: 30

1

Up to 12 elective credit hours of 400-level INTM courses may be completed. Up to 12 elective credit hours of 400- or 500-level courses from a different academic discipline may be completed, with adviser and instructor approval.

2

Students may complete an optional special project for up to six credit hours.

3

Students may select courses in order to fulfill a desired specialization. See Specializations tab on this page for more details.

Specialization Courses

Four industrial specializations are available. To earn a specialization, the student must complete four courses within an identified focus area.

Industrial Facilities

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Contract Administration for Construction Projects3
Construction Estimating3
Construction Technology3
Advanced Project Management3
Integrated Facilities Management3
Sustainable Facilities Operations3
Total Credit Hours12

Industrial Sustainability

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Issues in Industrial Sustainability3
Sustainability of Critical Materials3
Energy Options in Industry3
Special Topics in Sustainability3
Total Credit Hours12

Manufacturing Technology

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Quality Control3
Manufacturing Processes for Metals and Mechanical Systems3
Manufacturing Processes for Electronics and Electrical Systems3
Chemical Manufacturing Processes in Industry3
Performance Management in Food Operations3
Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems3
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain Management

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
E-Commerce in Marketing and Supply Chain Networks3
Sales and Operations Planning3
Inventory Control3
Transportation3
Supply Chain Management3
Warehousing and Distribution3
Purchasing3
Export/Import3
Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems3
Supply Chain Strategies3
Total Credit Hours12