American University in Switzerland

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with Specialization in Manufacturing Management

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with Specialization in Manufacturing Management Regular Class
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The manufacturing management concentration program will prepare students for supervisory and other entry-level management positions in manufacturing.

1. Engage&Explore

This course is the first of the required three-course sequence in the general education curriculum for qualifying transfer students. Emphasis is placed on helping each transfer student successfully acclimate to Tiffin University by building campus connections, encouraging professionalism, and improving academic success in the areas of communication, research, and critical thinking. In addition, students will develop competence and proficiency in research techniques, critical analysis, problem-solving, multimodal communication methods, and professional networking. The course aims to assist students with their sense of identity and belonging within a community through engagement and exploration of multiple cultural perspectives in order to better recognize and understand issues related to societal problems. Rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning structures using integrative teaching and learning practices are included in this course. The purpose of this course is to facilitate experiences for students that lead them to make connections between classroom studies and life outside the classroom in a way that transforms theory into practice.

2. Connect

This is the third of a required four-course sequence in the General Education curriculum. Emphasis is placed on students applying critical analysis, problem-solving, research techniques, and multimodal communication methods in order to question assumptions, hypotheses, and evidence. The course aims to assist students with their understanding of how culture affects and influences their identity and their interactions within societal organizations. Rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning structures using integrative teaching and learning practices are included in this course. The purpose of this course is to facilitate experiences for students that lead them to make connections between classroom studies and life outside the classroom in a way that transforms theory into practice.

3. Impact

This is a capstone experience and the final class of a required four-course sequence in the General Education curriculum. Students will present cumulative work from their experiences in prior courses with emphasis placed on students’ integration and synthesis of their acquired skills in problem-solving, multimodal communication methods, professional networking, critical analysis, and research techniques. The course aims to assist students with developing a sense of agency and responsibility for engagement within society. Rigorous academic curriculum and experiential learning structures using integrative reaching and learning practices are included in this course. The purpose of this course is to facilitate experiences for students that lead them to make connections between classroom studies and life outside the classroom in a way that transforms theory into practice.

4. Impact ePortfolio

This course is the required lab component for the fourth course in the four-course sequence in the General Education curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of knowledge gained from professional and academic experiences at Tiffin University through reflection that exhibit the skills associated with the general education curriculum as aligned with the institutional core competencies: critical analysis; problem-solving; research techniques; and multimodal communication methods. The lab component is designed to give students the time and guided structure necessary to compile data and create the necessary synthed connections in order to document competence and proficiency in learned skills in an ePortfolio.

5. Spreadsheet Application & Data Analysis

This course focuses on the use of spreadsheet applications as a tool for decision-making. Included are topics such as design and management of worksheets and templates, and the use of built-in functions. Organizational uses in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources are discussed.

6. Organizational Strategy

An advanced course designed to integrate the functional concepts and techniques from the foundation courses in the curriculum. It provides the student with a thorough appreciation of the role of the general manager, with emphasis on strategy formulation and implementation. This is a writing intensive course.

7. Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to psychology as a behavioral science, including historical background, human development (genetic and physical) from birth through death, the senses and perception, intelligence and creativity, and the principles of conditioning, learning, memory, and forgetting.

8. Supply Chain Management

This course is an overview of supply chain management and will briefly cover the topics of procurement, lean organizations, Total Quality Management, logistics and materials management.

9. Operations Management

This course deals with the managerial functions directly related to the production and delivery of goods and services. Topics covered include manufacturing and service organizations, facility location and layout, MRP, forecasting, scheduling, quality assurance and project management.

10. Quality Management

A study of Quality Management principles and philosophy including the ideas of Deming, Juran and Crosby, employee involvement, Kaizen, statistical process control, and Six Sigma.

11. Lean Organizations

The application of just-in-time principles throughout the supply chain, including how to define and eliminate waste; the utilization of information in lieu of inventory; Pull versus Push systems; Kanban signaling and material coordination; and an in-depth look at the Toyota Production System.

12. One of the following:

a) Crisis and Risk Communication

This course explores crisis and risk communication in the context of recent national and global events and through case studies of corporate, organizational and individual crises. Students will learn how to communicate with the public prior to a potential event and how to react to crisis situations. From natural disasters to intentional tragedies, public health emergencies, accidents, product recalls and financial crises, different situations and audiences require different approaches for communicating with stakeholders and the public. This course will help students become aware of ways to respond credibly, effectively and ethically.

b) Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution

This advanced course examines interpersonal and group relationships and patterns of communication within organizations. This includes the way individuals relate to each other personally, in groups and as leaders and followers. The course is competency based, the material is designed to increase knowledge, create an awareness of values, and build sensitivity to the different situations organizations face in an increasingly complex social, cultural and economic world. Conflict as a communications phenomenon is also explored. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the challenges of communicating within an organization and possess the skills necessary to analyze and address organizational communication issues.

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