The graduate degree program in industrial management is designed to accommodate either of two objectives:
- increase the breadth of an individual's education in various technical fields related to industrial management
- increase the depth of education in a single technical specialty related to industrial management.
The program should meet the needs of the employed individual who either seeks additional knowledge in subject areas that were not covered in his or her undergraduate degree program or desires to extend the knowledge acquired as an undergraduate or through employment experience.
The primary purpose of the program is to provide knowledge of management concepts and modern technical innovations as applied to technically based enterprises.