MMM Program Overview

MMM Program Overview

Master of Manufacturing ManagementManufacturing is an important component of domestic and worldwide economic activity. Demand is high for manufacturing managers who can communicate effectively, understand both management and engineering issues, and employ Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods. The MMM degree can prepare you for success meeting the needs of industry. 

The degree is jointly offered by Penn State Behrend’s School of Engineering and Sam and Irene Black School of Business, which are uniquely co-located in the college’s 160,000-square-foot Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. This facility provides a combined learning environment where faculty members have significant business and industry experience, and it advances the college’s open-lab learning philosophy that brings business and industry together with students and faculty members to pursue research and development initiatives. Erie, the heart of manufacturing in northwestern Pennsylvania, is the ideal location for this educational offering.

The manufacturing industry depends on successful teams in plant operations around the globe. Because of this, MMM students are organized into interdisciplinary teams working on project assignments across the curriculum. Team selections are made using criteria that results in a mix of student backgrounds, work experience, culture, and gender. Students receive extensive team training, participate in team-building exercises, and benefit from individualized leadership coaching.

This 32-credit program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. New students start during the Summer II session, which generally runs from late June until early August.


QMM Program (MMM Degree)
School of Engineering
242 Burke Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563-1701