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Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Manufacturing Sector

A rejuvenated U.S. manufacturing sector can help move the economy forward. University of Phoenix partnered with the Manufacturing Institute to develop the Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Manufacturing Sector* degree program to deliver the core academic competencies required to compete within the manufacturing arena. The degree imparts organizational management, communication and leadership skills as well as operations management competencies to create managers who excel in the use of both “soft” and technical skills. Find out how University of Phoenix can prepare you to lead in manufacturing.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in Manufacturing Sector.

What you'll learn


The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of cross functional managers in any organization. The BSM degree enhances skills necessary for improved organizational effectiveness in a dynamic and evolving workplace. The curriculum focuses on the development of management roles. It emphasizes skills necessary to align resources, and to improve communication, productivity, and effectiveness. Through a participative learning environment structured for adult learners, students are taught to manage innovation and apply professional skills and knowledge. Special emphasis can be placed on key management areas, including, leadership, general management, or human resource management based on student preference.

The Manufacturing Sector (MAN) concentration focuses on strategic performance improvement of all business planning, global sourcing and procurement, production, and logistical activities that make up an organization’s operations and supply chain. The program highlights the important role that operations and supply chain play in satisfying customer demands and expectations. The program also emphasizes a company’s need to develop and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage through the efficient and effective performance of all operations. The program provides the most current content in the manufacturing field as outlined by various specialized manufacturing and supply chain organizations and experts. In addition to courses in the BSM foundation and courses specific to manufacturing, the degree concentration has coursework that stresses key business related knowledge and skill development in the areas of computers and information processing, business law, macro-economics, financial analysis, and marketing. In the Manufacturing Concentration, 15 credit hours are required. Students must successfully complete two required courses: OI/361 (Innovation, Design, and Creativity for a Competitive Advantage) and MGT/420 (Managing Quality in the Supply Chain). Students must also complete three additional business elective courses (9-credit hours) within the Manufacturing concentration. Additionally, there is one suggested elective track that students have the option to complete as part of the 9-concentration elective credit requirements. This includes a General Manufacturing track. Students must also satisfy General Education and Elective requirements to meet the 120 semester-credit minimums required for completion of the degree.


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Benefits of this degree program

  • Develop in-demand, 21st-century skills.

    Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Manufacturing Sector (BSM/MAN) degree program, you’ll learn advanced tools, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills so you can make a positive impact on operations. You’ll gain insight into broader organizational concerns, which facilitates strategic decision making. Graduates will be able to:

    • Integrate information about business functions to meet financial goals.
    • Utilize business disciplines to help make global decisions.
    • Analyze market conditions and company resources to deliver plans that generate positive business results.
  • Faculty with working know-how.

    University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields they teach, which offers you an insider’s view of what’s happening in the business world.

  • Experience our 800,000+ member academic social network.

    Connect to other ambitious learners through PhoenixConnect®, our academic social network. Here you can interact with students and faculty, collaborate on projects or simply share ideas with members from all around the country, all from the comfort of your computer.

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