Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Manufacturing and Industrial Management

Designed for working professionals, the BAAS in Manufacturing and Industrial Management is a flexible, online degree program that can be completed in as little as a year. The bachelor’s program builds on your technical experience by developing your broad knowledge of manufacturing management, quality management, project management and continuous improvement to go along with your existing technical skills.

In our professional manufacturing and industrial management BAAS online program, you can customize your degree plan with courses that fit your goals and interests to prepare you for career changes or advancement. You are able to apply 12 to 36 credit hours obtained through workforce classes or technical classes taken from technical or community colleges, training through the military or verified work-based training toward the degree requirements.

At Tarleton, we are one of the few degree programs with an industrial-focused curriculum. The emphasis on applied learning also gives you a competitive advantage in a competitive world. Choose from two specialization areas: Industrial Management or Safety Management. Our online courses are continuously evolving to stay relevant and up to date with the manufacturing industry and its workforce needs. The course content is also applicable to the construction, safety and manufacturing industries.

What is Manufacturing and Industrial Management?

In general, manufacturing converts raw materials into products through processes, machinery and operations. Following a structured plan for each production activity, manufacturing basically means making things that are essentially the same in quantities of two or more. Manufactured products span across all industries, from health care to information technology to construction. Because of the breadth of manufacturing, many professions are needed to support this field. The manufacturing and industrial management program focuses on improving efficiency, quality and safety.

Industrial management prepares leaders in business, industry, education and government to manage, operate and maintain complex systems of technology. Our professional BAAS online degree program in manufacturing and industrial management focuses on the systematic application of scientific principles to solve practical problems.

As global competition continues to increase and products and supply chains become more complex, the manufacturing industry is under higher pressure than ever to deliver better products at a faster rate for less money. Manufacturers need managers with technical knowledge and skills who can lead complex teams and processes in a changing environment.

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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

Application Process


Locations Available

1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.


What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Management?

Tarleton Texans know how to make things — and make them in an efficient manner. With technical knowledge and skills, program graduates are prepared for senior-level management jobs in manufacturing, such as:

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Management
  • Computer Controlled Machining
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Materials and Processes
  • Safety in Retail and Industrial Environments
  • Contracting
  • Welding or Machinery/Mechanics
  • Construction Project Management

Tarleton also offers an MS in Quality and Engineering Management, providing a seamless pathway from an associate degree to graduate school for a successful management career in manufacturing.

Why Major in Manufacturing and Industrial Management?

Through our BAAS professional online degree program in manufacturing and industrial management, you will gain a sound academic education, knowledge of industrial processes and materials and the problem-solving skills to think critically about quality and improvement of processes and products in the manufacturing world.

What Classes Will You Take as a Manufacturing and Industrial Management Major?

Our BAAS online degree program in manufacturing and industrial management offers a progressive, rigorous curriculum with foundational and engineering technology coursework, plus courses in your area of specialization. You also have a variety of interesting courses to choose from in either specialization area for your advanced elective. All of our online courses are relevant to the industry, with a focus on technology and application in the field. Course topics include project management, continuous improvement, manufacturing management, production planning, quality management, metrics and measurements, industrial and occupational safety and health, ergonomics and safety management.

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