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2 Years


30 Credits

Gain 2 Certifications

Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership Program Overview

Learn how to solve real-world problems and prepare for the next generation of innovation with the Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership (PMML) program at Georgia Tech, the #1 university for industrial, manufacturing, and applied systems engineering (U.S. News). This master’s program is taught in a hybrid format that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction to enhance online studies. The program ends with a 12-week, team-based Complex System Capstone Project. During this time, students are guided by professional mentors to resolve real-world challenges for corporate, government, or organizational sponsors.

The PMML curriculum offers a comprehensive range of topics essential for leaders in manufacturing settings to thrive. These critical components encompass technical competencies, sustainable system design, continuous operations improvement, and vital leadership skills.

Delivered by seasoned industry experts, the PMML program equips students with the knowledge and expertise needed to assist companies in navigating the challenges of adopting new technologies, even in the face of evolving financial conditions. Faculty mentor students as they learn to create strategic implementation plans for the adoption of new technology in a variety of manufacturing settings. Students also learn to assess new products and systems for their potential to fuel expansion and growth.

Professional Certifications

In addition to earning a top-ranked degree, students who complete the program can earn the following professional certifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Certified Associate in Project Management or Project Management Professional (depending on practice hours and based on successful completion of CAPM exam)

Earning these additional certifications can give you an edge when applying for new positions or aiming to move up in your current company.

Courses Designed to Create Leaders

Leadership Development
Embark on your path of personal leadership development through readings, lectures, speakers, and capstone projects.

Future Manufacturing Technologies
Learn how to strategically improve and boost performance through the increasing use of robots, AI, and other new technologies. This training presents a new world of professional opportunities for graduates.

Quality Control and Lean Manufacturing
Learn the fundamentals of Quality Control and Six Sigma Methods critical to earning your certification.

Capstone Project
Through a 12-week, focused industry project of interest, students will deepen their knowledge and emerge with hands-on experience solving practical business challenges.

Why Choose Georgia Tech?

Career-Focused Education

Our programs are designed to help students pursue leadership careers in an increasingly competitive and global manufacturing landscape.

Professional Credentials

With our PMML program, you can also earn certifications that benefit leaders in manufacturing settings.

Top-Ranked Programs

Experience a high level of academic excellence, with many nationally ranked programs to choose from.

Online Flexibility & Convenience

The PMML program is taught in a hybrid format that allows students the flexibility to pursue their degree while continuing to work full time.

Learner Spotlight

“After earning my undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, I recognized that this degree would not only enhance my resume but also provide me with the tools and resources necessary to advance my career. I am grateful for choosing this program and for Georgia Tech’s provision of an online program like this for working professionals.“

Kelly Hubbell, Materials Operations Manager, Electrolux

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice

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No matter where you are in your career, Georgia Tech can help you reach the next level in manufacturing. Opt in to begin the application process and learn more about this program.

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