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Ergonomics Administration

Major

Program Overview

Be a driver of innovation in the manufacturing industry with the administration: ergonomics administration major. Help organizations with operations, quality control, inventory and production. Gain theoretical and practical knowledge to work in a variety of manufacturing settings. You'll be prepared for careers in operations, inventory management, quality control, lean manufacturing, project management and more.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: Online
Program Length: 4 years
Credit Hours: 39

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

The Major in administration: ergonomics administration provides knowledge in the areas of manufacturing and production, global management strategy, quality and safety, lean manufacturing, project management and more. You'll gain the experience and know-how necessary to lead and help organizations manage their inventory of raw materials, control for quality and implement efficient production processes within the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing accounts for a substantial portion of economic output in the U.S. It entails the large-scale conversion of raw materials into finished products through human labor, machines or both.  As a student at CMU, you'll be prepared for this critical business sector through courses taught by experienced faculty. Learn about strategies of manufacturing, including make-to-stock, make-to-order and make-to-assemble. Familiarize yourself with quality control, industrial safety, inventory and material management methods, and human-machine interaction. And combine manufacturing-specific knowledge with general business skills in accounting, global management, marketing and strategy.

You can also earn your degree in an online or face-to-face format depending on your needs. Our flexible and regionally accredited program allows you to earn your degree while working and/or taking care of a family. And if you meet the requirements, you can have 12 credits applied to our master of science in administration program. That's one-third of the credits needed to complete a master's program. In other words, you'll have a head start on earning a graduate degree should you pursue it.

You'll be prepared for manufacturing-related careers in operations, inventory management, quality control, production and more. Some courses prepare you to earn industry recognized certifications in project management, six sigma, and lean manufacturing.

Program Highlights

As a ergonomics administration student here, you'll:
  • Learn supervisory best practices pertaining to production, lean manufacturing, project management, quality control, inventory, operations, and digital technology leadership.
  • Have the chance to apply credit earned toward a related master's program at CMU.
  • Earn a bachelor's degree from a program regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Careers & Outcomes

With a degree in ergonomics administration, you'll be prepared to elevate your career in a variety of business and organizational settings related to manufacturing.

Career Projected Salary
Engineering Project Manager $89,909
Project Manager $85,300
Manufacturing Production Supervisor $54,235
Supply Chain Director $103,269
Operations Manager $67,922
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