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. MITO is considered a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineeering, and Math) major, allowing F-1 Visa holders to pursue Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to 36 months. It blends technology and managerial topics to provide students with the breadth of knowledge required to handle a variety of issues in industrial environments. It is not recommended for those planning to pursue careers in academia or research.
Courses are held weekly in the evenings at Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus in Chicago, and available online. The online option provides a video-capture of weekly lectures. Course lectures with designated Internet sections are available for review on-demand 24/7 to admitted students. For questions regarding online options, contact INTM Program Manager, Pam Houser, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 five 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 Illinois Tech (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.
Graduate and Senior Level MITO Courses
INTM 502 Industrial Engineering Concepts and Applications
INTM 508 Cost Management
INTM 511 Industrial Leadership
INTM 518 Industrial Risk Management
INTM 520 Applied Strategies for the Competitive Enterprise
INTM 522 Modeling for Decision-Making
INTM 540 Supply Chain Management
INTM 545 Strategic International Business
INTM 551 Data Analytics in Industry
INTM 404 Marketing, Sales and Product Introduction
INTM 410 Operations Management
INTM 425 Human Resource Management
INTM 477 Entrepreneurship in Industry
Electives and Industrial Specializations
Students may choose individual electives as desired to complete their program of study. A specialization is optional and requires completion of four (4) courses in one focus area.