Manufacturing Systems Management

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Overview

The Master of Science with major in Manufacturing Systems Management offered by the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at SMU provides a balanced approach to management skills and technical expertise necessary to succeed in this critically important field. Lyle’s Weekend Format program in Manufacturing Systems Management serves the needs of the part-time student.

Requiring 30 hours of coursework consisting of 10 courses, the program is designed to explore all aspects of the manufacturing cycle.

Hybrid Delivery System

SMU’s MSM program is carefully designed to meet customer requirements, delivering the ideal blend of live Web conferencing and recorded lecture via streaming media to busy professionals at home and across the nation. For each 3-hour course, students receive 40 hours of instruction in a total of five 8-hour sessions during the semester in which they are enrolled. The five class sessions are split into four hours of recorded lecture and four hours of virtual conferencing with the professor and other students in the program. Participants have Internet access to lecture content one to two weeks prior to a Web conferencing session conducted live every other Saturday, following the off-weekend schedule of the Fortune 100 defense corporations with operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Students take only one course at a time with Course A held during the first half of the term and Course B during the second half. Students may take either one or two courses during the semester, setting their own pace for career advancement in a rapidly evolving business climate.

The Lyle Engineering Difference

The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering is a selective, premier center of learning for aspiring professionals who will lead the techno-business world into the future. Centered in Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant cities, SMU Lyle combines top-notch, technical expertise with an emphasis on management, entrepreneurship, and humanities to yield a foundation for success in an ever-changing global business climate.

Why the Weekend Format?

Our Weekend Format Program is built around small class sizes, highly knowledgeable instructors, team projects and programs, and education that goes beyond the basics to produce truly imaginative and innovative professional leaders.

Example Curriculum

Manufacturing Systems Management Program

ME 7301 Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Manufacturing
ME 7303 Organizational Leadership
ME 7351 Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
ME 7352 Manufacturing Methods and Systems
ME 7353 Manufacturing Management
ME 7354 Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
ME 7365 Strategies for Manufacturing Firms
ME 7366 Global Manufacturing
ME 7369 Innovation Management
ME 7382 Finance and the Manufacturing Enterprise

For student-planning purposes, ME has developed a multi-year plan of MSM course offerings. Although changes are possible, our expectation is to follow this schedule:

MSM Multi-Year Plan