Manufacturing is an important component of domestic and worldwide economic activity and the demand is high for manufacturing managers who can communicate effectively, understand both management and engineering issues, and employ Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods. The MMM degree can prepare you for success meeting the needs of industry.
The degree is offered by Penn State Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene Black School of Business, which are uniquely co-located in the college’s 160,000-square-foot Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. This facility provides a combined learning environment where faculty members have significant business and industry experience, and it advances the college’s open-lab learning philosophy, which brings business and industry together with students and faculty members to pursue research and development initiatives. Erie, Pennsylvania, the heart of manufacturing in northwestern Pennsylvania, provides the ideal location for this educational offering.
The admissions policy of the MMM degree program assures that incoming classes comprise highly qualified individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds in terms of culture, prior education, undergraduate institution attended, work experience, and academic and professional accomplishments.
Our incoming classes will have limited enrollment. Class sizes will vary from year to year depending upon the number and quality of applications that are received.
In 2014, the MMM degree curriculum will be offered in the evenings in a traditional classroom setting. New students will begin the program in the Summer II session as the first required courses are offered only in the summer.
In 2015, MMM will be offered on both a part-time and full-time basis. The program will begin accepting applications for full-time study for the Summer 2015 semester.
For Summer 2014 admission, applications are being processed now through May 21, 2014. Interested applicants for 2014 will SELECT “Summer 2014” as the semester of application. Summer II semester runs from July 2 through August 15, 2014.
The business world stretches across oceans, time zones, and national borders. Recognizing this reality, diversity with a global perspective is ever-present in the MMM classroom. On average, past MMM classes of the past have comprised 40% women and minorities, and approximately 35% of the students have come from such countries as China, Colombia, France, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. Students work in teams and develop an understanding of the global impact of business and engineering.
The manufacturing industry depends on successful teams in plant operations around the globe. Because of this, MMM students are organized into interdisciplinary teams working on project assignments across the curriculum. Team selections are made using criteria that results in a mix of student backgrounds, work experience, culture, and gender. Students receive extensive team training, participate in team-building exercises, and benefit from individualized leadership coaching.
QMM Program (MMM Degree), School of Engineering, 242 Burke Center, 5101 Jordan Road, Erie, PA 16563-1701
Ph: (814) 898-6153 Fax: (814) 898-6125 Email: PSBehrendMMM@psu.edu