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Industrial managers face a unique set of challenges, from lean manufacturing operations to labor relations. A master's degree in industrial management offers specialized career training in management best practices. Learn to streamline an industrial organization and gain a powerful career credential with an MBA in industrial management.

Online MBA Degree in Industrial Management

The MBA degree in industrial management combines a comprehensive curriculum in business fundamentals with targeted industrial career training. College degrees in industrial management focus on topics like:

  • Manufacturing operations management
  • Manufacturing systems research
  • Product innovation
  • Risk management
  • Labor relations
  • Occupational health and safety

MBA degrees typically take two years to complete, including coursework, internships, and in some cases, a capstone project. Online degrees in business administration are widely available for working adults. Accelerated online MBA programs may allow you to complete the degree in as little as a year to 18 months.

Career Prospects for Industrial Management MBA Graduates

Graduates with an MBA in industrial management experience an instant boost in their professional prospects. According to a GMAT survey, Class of 2009 MBA graduates expected a "54 percent increase over their pre-MBA salary." Promotions into management and supervisory positions are also standard upon completion of the MBA.

Industrial managers face a competitive job market. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts an 8 percent decline in employment from 2008 to 2018, as industrial employers improve productivity and increase responsibilities of existing managers. A graduate degree helps managers deal with rising productivity goals and competition for jobs.

The MBA in industrial management helps you meet the challenge of a declining job market. Practical career training in operations and leadership prepare you to navigate a new era in industrial production.

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