Aug 13, 2022
The Bachelor of Professional Studies degree (BPS) with a concentration in Manufacturing Technology Management offers career and advancement opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
The interdisciplinary focus on manufacturing supervisory skills will assist students in advancing their manufacturing careers for those already working in the industry.
Students will learn skills in project planning and evaluation, work design improvement, production control, facility design, occupational safety, and statistical quality control. In addition, they will learn principles of supervision and other management skills.
Those currently in the industry also have the opportunity to use existing work experience for college credit through Experiential Learning Credit.
General Education (35-41 hours)
See University General Education Program for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.
Coordinated Study (54 hours)
Many upper-division (3000/4000-level) courses have prerequisites that must be met prior to being permitted to register for those courses. You are responsible for knowing and satisfying all course prerequisites. Some (not all) prerequisites are listed below. For specific information about courses and the prerequisites they may have, please view course descriptions at: http://www.memphis.edu/ugcatalog/coursedescrip/index.php.
Many courses also require permits from the department that teaches the course. For example, SWRK and CJUS courses will always need permits from those respective departments. University College staff cannot issue permits for courses taught in other departments. ALL 3000/4000 level classes taught by the College of Business (ACCT, ECON, FIR, MGMT, MKTG) require a permit; students must request a permit online at: https://fcbeacad.memphis.edu/permits/
Manufacturing Technology Concentration (27 hours)
Management Services (27 hours)
Administration and Supervision (3 hours; pick 1)
Organizational Systems (3 hours; pick 1)
Marketing and Public Relations (3 hours; pick 1)
Team and Organizational Relations (3 hours; pick 1)
Written Communication (3 hours; pick 1)
Social & Cultural Context (3 hours; pick 1)
Political & Economic Context (3 hours; pick 1)
Technology & Culture (3 hours; pick 1)
College Requirements (9 hours)
Senior Project (3 hours)
The senior project is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate
the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to fuse the two or more academic
areas that comprise the student’s coordinated study (major) into an academically-relevant example of
scholarship. Students will complete a thesis, task-based, or artistic project on a topic of their choice with
approval of their senior project instructor. The senior project is completed during a student’s final semester.
ALL sections of UNIV 4995 are taught online. Students will be assigned to a specific section based on his or her concentration.
Electives (16-22 Hours)
May be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.