Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) is a professional degree conferred jointly by the College of Engineering and the Smeal College of Business, both national leaders in education and research. The M.M.M. degree is administered by the Quality and Manufacturing Management (QMM) program. The M.M.M. degree program is an integrated nine-month academic program (32 credits) with an enrollment limit of forty-five students, 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 starting the academic year in the fall, students with an engineering or science background are required to take an introductory core course in business principles, while those with a business background must take an introductory core course in engineering design principles. The introduction business or engineering course, together with the ten remaining core courses are completed over a two-semester period. All core courses have been specifically designed for this program, and most integrate engineering and business concepts in the classroom.
All applicants from industry must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (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.
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 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirement is waived for international students who have successfully completed undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. or Canadian college or university.
All students entering the program must be competent in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming.