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M.M.M.--Additional Specific Requirements

Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) is a professional degree conferred by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and jointly administered by the School of Engineering and the Black School of Business. The M.M.M. is the degree offered by the Quality and Manufacturing Management (QMM) program. The M.M.M. degree program is an integrated academic program (32 credits), combining individuals with backgrounds in business, engineering, science, and industry.

While a student may enter the M.M.M. degree program immediately after completing a baccalaureate degree in engineering, business, or science, an internship with a manufacturing company in the summer before entering the program is required for students with no industrial experience. Upon beginning the academic program, students with an engineering or science background are required to take a foundational core course in business principles, while those with a business background must take a foundational core course in engineering design principles. The foundational engineering or business course, together with the ten remaining core courses, are completed on either a full- or part-time basis. All core courses have been specifically designed for this program, and most integrate engineering and business concepts in the classroom. The courses are taken in sequence to provide the best learning environment in the program.

Applicants who are currently enrolled as undergraduates may apply for admission to the program in their senior year. They should have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must submit either GRE or GMAT scores. All students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

All applicants from industry must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). In addition, they must have a minimum of one year of relevant industry work experience and a baccalaureate degree in physical science, engineering, business, or management from an accredited university. All students entering the program must be competent in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming.


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