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 managerial, supervisory, and staff positions in industry. The MITO is a professional master's degree which blends practical application of current technologies with the managerial 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 academia 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 five concentrations within the INTM curriculum: Construction Technology (CT), Facilities Management (FM), 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 also made available online. The MITO degree can be completed entirely online.

Curriculum

Elective Courses (18-30)
Select a minimum of 18-30 credit hours from the following: 118-30
Management and Leadership3
Marketing, Sales, & Prod Intro3
Quality Management Systems3
Operations Management3
Functional Facilities Mgmt3
Contract Admn for Construction3
Construction Estimating3
Budgeting and Finance for FM3
Human Resrcs Management3
E-Commerce in Mkt/Supply Chain3
Sales and Operations Planning3
Lean Manufacturing3
Entrepreneurship Industry3
Ind Engg Concepts/Applications3
Maintenance Tech and Mgmt3
Construction Technology3
Cost Management3
Industrial Leadership3
Advanced Project Management3
Integrated Facilities Mgmt3
Industrial Risk Management3
Appl Strat for Competitive Ent3
Modeling for Decision-Making3
Sustainable Facilities Ops3
Global Logistics Management3
Manufacturing 4.03
Perf Mgmt in Food Operations3
Smart Factory Automation3
Advanced Metals Mfg I3
Advanced Metals Mfg II3
Supply Chain Management3
Warehousing and Distribution3
Purchasing3
Export/Import3
Strategic Intrntl Business3
Manufacturing & Logistics Info3
Supply Chain Strategies3
Agile Methodologies3
Demand Planning & Forecasting3
Data Analytics for Industry3
Issues in Ind Sustainability3
Sustainability Critical Matrls3
Energy Options in Industry3
Special Topics Sustainability3
Special Projects 21-4
Interprofessional Project3
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

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

Construction Technology (CT)

INTM 413Contract Admn for Construction3
INTM 417Construction Estimating3
INTM 507Construction Technology3
INTM 515Advanced Project Management3
Total Credit Hours12

Facilities Management (FM)

Select a minimum of four courses from the following: 12
Functional Facilities Mgmt3
Contract Admn for Construction3
Budgeting and Finance for FM3
Maintenance Tech and Mgmt3
Advanced Project Management3
Integrated Facilities Mgmt3
Sustainable Facilities Ops3
Total Credit Hours12

Industrial Sustainability (ST)

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Sustainable Facilities Ops3
Issues in Ind Sustainability3
Sustainability Critical Matrls3
Energy Options in Industry3
Special Topics Sustainability3
Total Credit Hours12

Manufacturing Technology (MT)

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Quality Management Systems3
Lean Manufacturing3
Manufacturing 4.03
Perf Mgmt in Food Operations3
Smart Factory Automation3
Advanced Metals Mfg I3
Advanced Metals Mfg II3
Manufacturing & Logistics Info3
Agile Methodologies3
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
E-Commerce in Mkt/Supply Chain3
Sales and Operations Planning3
Inventory Control3
Global Logistics Management3
Warehousing and Distribution3
Purchasing3
Export/Import3
Manufacturing & Logistics Info3
Supply Chain Strategies3
Demand Planning & Forecasting3
Total Credit Hours12