Manufacturing Management, BS

Central to Executing Process Optimization.

Central’s BS in Manufacturing Management prepares students to successfully confront the new competitive challenges of a global market, reduced product life cycles and customer demand for diverse, high-quality products.

Students participate in “hands-on” manufacturing process courses and learn business strategies used by manufacturers to improve their competitive advantage. Students graduate ready to assume leadership roles in the management of advanced manufacturing technology.

Program Features

  • Course schedules designed for working professionals and full-time students
  • Focus on development of theoretical knowledge and project-based skills
  • Laboratory component/activities included in many courses with the latest methods in:
    • Lean/Six Sigma
    • Environment, Health and Safety
    • Supply Chain and Logistics
    • Production Leadership
    • CAD/CAM
    • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Internships provide academic credit and practical experience
  • Certification available through ATMAE
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Options

Provides directed electives in automated manufacturing and Industry 4.0 topics.

Provides directed electives in EH&S management topics, including accident investigation, loss control, industrial hygiene, safety training methods, and hazardous material management.


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The Manufacturing Management program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

E. Daniel Kirby
Associate Professor
Applied Innovation Hub 214-10

Academic Department

Manufacturing & Construction Management

My time at Central has pushed me harder and gave me knowledge and skills that I use today. My education is making my career in manufacturing management a reality and I will continue to move forward.

Nick Spinelli ’20

Did You Know?

Internships and Co-ops are an important part of students’ professional development. Although they are not required for graduation, participation rate is almost 100%. Student career services and faculty help identifying the opportunities for full and part time work in the local industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to manage people and assume a leadership role in a business or industrial organization.
  2. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to manage and direct manufacturing processes, systems, and operations in a business or industrial organization.
  3. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to manage and control risk, quality, and projects in the supply chain for a business or industrial organization.