Master of Technology Management in Quality Systems

The goal of the MTM degree, with a specialization in quality systems [QS], is to provide students with a professional preparation as leaders and managers where they can conduct applied research and participate in technical projects in an online team-based environment. The MTM-QS degree emphasizes lean and six sigma as “high-end” research and analytical methods and as innovative management strategies for professionals from various disciplines. This degree is delivered completely online using the state of the art digital communication technology.

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Sample Alumni Positions

Quality Manager, Quality Engineer, Quality Facilitator, Quality Improvement Manager, Lean Sigma Champion, Green/Black Belt Project Manager, Quality Supervisor, ISO Quality Manager

Sample Courses

Lean Systems Analysis, Six Sigma Analysis, Synchronous Quality Planning, Quality Culture Assessment, Technology Systems Assessment and Innovation, Management Models for Technical Operations, Research & Development in Technology, Interpersonal Communication, Instrumentation & Control, Graduate Internship, Green Technology Seminar

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours of study and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Coursework consists of: (1) program core, (2) quality systems concentration, (3) business operations, and (4) synthesis. Students consult with their graduate advisor to select courses, most which are on-line (all QS courses are online). View the degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission occurs each semester, requiring a Bachelor’s degree with a major in a quality-related discipline embodying technical and/or analytical attributes. Past students have come from engineering, business, computer science, statistics, biology, chemistry, health professions, among other fields. Candidates must meet Graduate College requirements and have an undergraduate GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Foreign students must establish English proficiency by taking the TOEFL or equivalent English test. Competitive stipends are available for graduate research and teaching assistantships. To qualify for an assistantship, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications for assistantships must be submitted to the Department of Engineering Technologies. See applications at the Graduate College website.

Sample Employers

General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Cooper Standard, General Electric, Dana, Owens, Illinois, Johns Manville, Pilkington, Emerson, Various Community Colleges, Magna International

For additional information contact:
Dr. Christopher Kluse
Assistant Professor, Quality Systems
College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering
223 Technology Building