Industrial Management

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Manufacturing facilities across the east Tennessee area provide vital products, and thousands of jobs...

making these facilities an important part of our local and national economies.


Program Description

In collaboration with DENSO Manufacturing in Athens, Tennessee, the industrial management concentration prepares students to hold management-level positions in the manufacturing industry.


In addition to the business administration core requirements, the emphasis in industrial management provides students with additional knowledge in areas such as logistics, supply chain management and international management.


Career Opportunities

The industrial management concentration was developed as a result of a need identified by DENSO Manufacturing, a large local manufacturer. The degree provides training and preparation for manufacturing careers, including but not limited to, DENSO.


Connection Opportunities

Degrees within the Goodfriend School of Business, including the industrial management concentration, provide numerous opportunities to connect with seasoned business professionals, both faculty members and business partners who take a direct interest in the development of our students.


Students also have the opportunity to develop other business skills through minors in Business or Entrepreneurship, as well as a pre-MBA minor, preparing students to get the Master’s in Business Administration.



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Project Management

A study of the theories and concepts related to the process of transforming inputs (material, time, resources) into outputs (goods, services, information). Special emphasis is placed on key topics in the areas of (1) operations strategy, (2) process and service design, (3) process improvement, (4) quality management and statistical quality control, (5) forecasting, (6) waiting line management, (7) yield management, (8) project management, and (9) lean management.

Staffing Organizations

A study of the principles, practices and issues related to the acquisition and flow of talent in and through organizations. The concepts of workforce planning, internal and external recruitment techniques, measurements of staffing models, and retention of employees will be examined.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Focuses on components of the supply chain and decision making needs within the channel and their influence on the logistic management process. Emphasis is on developing a logistics strategy.