Industrial Technology, M.S.

About the Program

This program prepares professionals for positions of leadership and responsibility in business, industry, and government. It provides direct exposure to actual business and industrial problems in an applications-oriented environment. It encourages part-time study while the participant is involved in full-time employment. Representative undergraduate degrees include industrial technology, engineering technology, computer information systems, and business. Required courses include engineering economics, operations management, integrated industrial systems and research design. These courses provide a common core of knowledge enabling the graduate to effectively function in diverse settings. Elective courses allow the student to pursue topics of interest that may be of immediate professional benefit. A research project, often based on current work experiences, completes the program.

This part-time program is designed to provide a 30-hour degree that blends the management and technology disciplines, and can be completed in three years of parttime study.

Admissions Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree in technology, engineering, business, or information systems from an accredited college or university. Candidates holding other baccalaureate degrees but having significant work experience in one of the previously mentioned disciplines will be considered.

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in the baccalaureate degree.

3. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s current or most recent employer.

4. Letter of intent. A brief statement describing the applicant’s experience and how this degree is expected to help achieve his or her career goals.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program
section in this catalog.

Application Procedures:
1. Obtain application materials online at http://www.buffalostate.edu/
graduateschooladmissions
or from the Graduate School.

2. Request sealed official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended and submit them with the complete application packet to Graduate School.

3. Obtain approval from the Graduate Studies Committee, the department chair,
and the Graduate School.

Admission applications are not complete until all required forms, documents, and
data are received.

Career Information

Program Requirements

Required Courses 12 credits
INT/ECO 601 Engineering Economy
INT 602 Operations Management
INT 659 Integrated Industrial Systems
INT 689 Research Design and Methods

Elective Courses * 12-18 credits
Select from the following:
BUS/HIS 536 American Enterprise System
HIS 607 The U.S. in Contemporary World Affairs
INT 610 Managerial Marketing
INT 611 Network Theory
INT 612 Quality Control Management
INT 630 Work Measurement
INT 661 Manufacturing Properties of Materials
INT 662 Manufacturing Case Studies
INT 670 Production and Inventory Management
INT 675 Just-in-Time Manufacturing
PSC 500 Public Administration and Policy

Master’s Project, Master’s Thesis, or Comprehensive Examination 0-6 credits
Select one option:
INT 690 Master’s Project
INT 695 Master’s Thesis (6)
Comprehensive Examination (0)

Total Required Credit Hours 30 credits

* Selected under advisement

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.