Industrial Management M.S.

The Master of Science in Industrial Management is designed to prepare the individual for employment which involves management, administration, and other types of leadership positions in industry, business, government, or education. 

Program Outcomes

Industrial Management students at the time of graduation are expected to be able to:

  1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of Lean Philosophies to eliminate waste in processes;
  2. implement Six Sigma Quality methods for continuous improvement efforts;
  3. conduct research related to the field of industrial management;
  4. demonstrate a thorough understanding of current project management theory and practices, and; 
  5. describe and express an in depth knowledge of supply chain and logistics principles.

Admission Requirements

The requirements to be a graduate student in industrial management are the following:

  1. Admission to the degree program is determined primarily on the basis of predictors of success in graduate study:
    1. a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution,
    2. grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours and
    3. a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). In rare instances the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT.
  2. Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant’s 60-hour GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour GPA X 200) + GMAT = >1000. An index score of greater that 1000 is typical of a successful candidate. If the student’s 60-hour GPA is above 3.25 the GMAT may be waived.
  3. Additionally, applicants with three or more years of extensive managerial work experience (earned in the U.S. or with a U.S. government entity) may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis; "extensive managerial experience" will typically mean a full-time supervisory or managerial position held for a significant period of time after completing the bachelor's degree as demonstrated with a resume.
  4. Consideration may also be given to other factors.
  5. International applicants must meet the minimum requirements as stated in the International Graduate Student Admissions section of this catalog.
  6. After reviewing all credentials (official transcripts, GMAT score, other relevant information), the Graduate Programs Advisor and the Soules College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee will determine if the student may be accepted into the program. A degree plan will be prepared by the Graduate Program Advisor with the student. Students will be notified of official acceptance into the program. Full admission must occur prior to enrollment beyond nine semester credit hours including any transfer credit.

Although a student may not have completed all baccalaureate work at the time of application, a provisional admission decision will be made on the strength of the student’s permanent record before the student can be enrolled as a graduate student in business.

The student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (4.0 basis) on all graduate work at UT Tyler. No course with a grade below "C" may be applied toward this degree.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Industrial Management degree is a 36-hour non-thesis program that includes the following requirements:

Research Core (6 hrs.)

Select two (2) courses from the following:

TECH 5302Applied Research Methods

TECH 5303Research Techniques in HRD/Technology

TECH 5329Research Trends in Industry

TECH 5371Research Internship in Technology

Management Core (12 hrs.):

MANA 5350Strategic Human Resources Management


TECH 5348Warehousing

MANA 5305Decision Making in Operations Management

TECH 5331Project Management

TECH 5306Logistics Management

Continuous Improvement Core (12 hrs.)

TECH 5310Six Sigma Quality

TECH 5335Lean Management

TECH 5366Value Stream Management

TECH 5390Advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Techniques

Electives (6 hrs.):

TECH 5308Strategic Sourcing

TECH 5309Industrial Processes and Materials

TECH 5312Total Productive Maintenance

TECH 5317Computer Integrated Manufacturing

TECH 5320Total Quality Management

TECH 5336Lean Healthcare

TECH 5346Environmental Management

TECH 5380Management of Nanomaterials


Any graduate-level course