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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership

Rochester, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Aug 2024

USD 41,424 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* $41,424 - $54,974 | based on credits taken


The master of science in manufacturing leadership is for experienced engineers, business, and technical professionals who aspire to high-level positions in operations, supply chain management, and process improvement. The program integrates business and engineering management courses, delivering them online or on-campus where students continue to work while taking classes.

Manufacturing leadership is a focused program developed jointly by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. Particular emphasis is placed on supply chain management, global manufacturing, and operations, lean systems thinking, leadership, and decision making. A capstone project, oriented to the solution of a manufacturing or service management problem or process improvement initiative, enables students to apply new skills and capabilities to the solution of a pressing real-world problem, with significant financial benefit to sponsors. The program can also be taken on a full-time basis, with several courses available on campus. Students may start any term (fall, spring, summer) and complete courses at their own pace.


Most students are sponsored by an employer, who is committed to improving leadership capabilities in operational excellence. Sponsorship includes financial support and a commitment to work with the student to provide clear expectations and a well-articulated career development plan that builds upon the program. Candidates are welcome to sponsor themselves. Students should contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship for more information.


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