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Master of Industrial Technology and Operations

The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) is a professional degree for individuals who plan to make their careers in industry. The MITO program provides up-to-date information on current technologies and modern management approaches used in world-class industrial companies. The curriculum prepares students to move into management, supervisory and staff positions in industry. Considered a “hybrid” degree, blending technology and managerial topics, the MITO provides students with the breadth of knowledge required to handle a variety of issues in industrial environments. In that regard, it is not recommended for those planning to pursue careers in academia or research.

Classes meet weekly at IIT’s Main Campus in Chicago; students in the western suburbs may attend at Rice Campus in Wheaton, IL. The MITO program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis, and the entire degree can be completed online – an important option for the working professional. A demonstration of IIT web-based courses is available at

MITO Curriculum

The MITO degree requires completion of 30 semester hours (generally 10 courses). No thesis or research requirements apply. Each student’s program of study is customized to best serve individual career objectives, and an optional industrial specialization may be completed in one of four focus areas.

In consultation with an academic adviser, students choose a mix of general MITO courses and specialization electives. Completion of at least 18 semester hours of 500-level INTM courses is required. Up to 12 semester hours of graduate or senior-level courses in a different field of study may be included in the program of study, but students must be suitably qualified and obtain permission from their adviser(s) and the course instructor(s). Up to 12 semester hours of senior (400-level) courses can be taken as part of the MITO degree. A total of 9 semester hours of graduate-level courses taken outside of IIT (graded “B” or better) may be transferred toward the MITO degree with adviser approval. These allowances offer our graduate students great flexibility in individualizing their program of study.

Full-time students can complete the program in three to four semesters. Part-time students may proceed at their own pace, but are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until degree requirements are completed.

General MITO Courses

INTM 502 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
INTM 508 Cost Management
INTM 509 Inventory Control
INTM 511 Industrial Leadership
INTM 518 Industrial Risk Management
INTM 520 Applied Strategies for the Competitive Enterprise
INTM 522 Computers in Industry
INTM 545 Strategic International Business

Industrial Specialization Electives

A specialization is optional and requires completion of four (4) courses in one focus area. Students may choose individual electives as desired to complete their program of study.

INTM 413 Facilities and Construction Management
INTM 417 Construction Estimating
INTM 507 Construction Technology
INTM 515 Advanced Project Management

INTM 559 Issues in Industrial Sustainability
INTM 560 Sustainability of Critical Materials
INTM 561 Energy Options in Industry
INTM 562 Special Topics in Sustainability

INTM 406 Quality Control
INTM 531 Manufacturing Processes for Metals and Mechanical Systems
INTM 532 Manufacturing Processes for Electronics and Electrical Systems
INTM 533 Manufacturing Processes in Chemical Industries

INTM 509 Inventory Control
INTM 530 Transportation
INTM 540 Supply Chain Management
INTM 542 Warehousing and Distribution
INTM 543 Purchasing
INTM 544 Export/Import
INTM 545 Strategic International Business