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Industrial Management

Advanced Graduate Certificate

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.

Course of Study

The AGC in Industrial Management consists of 18 graduate credits:

Core Courses (9 credits). All three courses must be taken.

EMP 502 Engineering Economics (formerly Management Accounting and Financial Decision Analysis)
EMP 506 Engineering Enterprise Management (formerly Production and Operations Management)
EMP 509 Management Information Systems

Required Courses (6 credits). Two of the 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 Course (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

All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student. NOTE: If the certificate program is taken in collaboration with a graduate degree program, then the student has five years for completion of the certificate.

NOTE : When a student is admitted or readmitted to an SPD degree or certificate program, students may petition SPD to have Stony Brook University graduate level courses that are older than five (5) years, and no older than 10 years, individually evaluated by the appropriate academic department/faculty to determine if the credits may be applied toward current SPD degree/certificate requirements. Grades in such courses must be "B" or better. (B- grades are ineligible for review.) For transfer credits from external institutions, please see guidelines at:



 This program is not currently accepting applications.

Contact Information

For program advisement questions:

Marypat Taveras
Department of Technology and Society
Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, New York 11794-4404 
Tel: 631-632-8762
Fax:  631-632-7809

Dr. David Tonjes
Department of Technology and Society
Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4404
Tel: 631-632-8518

For application questions:

Records and Admissions
School of Professional Development
2321 Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794 - 4434
Telephone: 631-632-7050 
Fax: 631-632-9046

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves are  responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in the SPD Bulletin and all other official University publications and websites.