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Industrial Management

Managers and knowledge workers face the challenges of rapid change, evolving technology and burgeoning information in today's global economy. This program's goals are to enable individuals to understand the integration of an enterprise's processes, as well as how to utilize modern tools, techniques and technologies to make their organization more competitive and profitable. The curriculum introduces the strategic fundamentals of the customer/value driven enterprise, the management concepts of organizational design and structure, and the basic business processes for running a successful enterprise.

The program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Technology and Society and articulates with its MS in Technological Systems Management as well as SPD's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Matriculation in either of these master's degree programs requires a separate application.

Program Directors

Marypat Taveras
Phone: (631) 632-8762

Dr. David Tonjes
Phone: (631) 632-8518

Certificate Awarded

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Industrial Management


Note: Information provided for current students only.  This program is not accepting new students at this time.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of 6 three-credit courses, selected from the list below.

Core Courses - 9 credits 

  • EMP 502 Engineering Economics
  • EMP 506 Engineering Enterprise Management
  • EMP 509 Management Information Systems 

Required Courses - 6 credits

Two of the following five courses must be taken:

  • EMP 501 Behavioral and Organizational Aspects of Management
  • EMP 503 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Management
  • EMP 504 Quantitative Methods of Management
  • EMP 511 Starting the High Technology Venture EMP 517 Quality Management

Elective - 3 credits

Select one of the required courses or one course from the following list:

  • EST 520 Computer Applications and Problem Solving
  • EST 530 Internet Electronic Commerce
  • EST 581 Methods of Socio-Technological Decision Making
  • EST 582 Systems Approach to Human-Machine Systems

NOTE: The course descriptions for this program can be found on the  program's website.


Courses may be offered at Stony Brook University and/or at specific contracted offsite locations.

Time to Completion

All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student unless the student is also matriculated in a master's degree program. Master's students have five (5) years to complete the certificate requirements.


The program's faculty is composed of full-time faculty from the Department of Technology and Society as well as practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field.