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Georgia Tech’s Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership Inaugural Cohort Graduates

ATLANTA – September 21, 2017 - Georgia Tech Professional Education, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI), announces the first graduating cohort for the Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership (PMML) degree.

Graduates made history as the inaugural cohort who obtained their master’s degree in manufacturing leadership. The degree combines leadership, technical and business aspects – all critical components for effective leadership in 21st century manufacturing.

Designed for working professionals, this two-year postgraduate program enables them to build the expertise needed to master complex, wide-ranging manufacturing challenges while maintaining full-time jobs

“We salute graduates for their dedication in pursuing a demanding academic program while continuing their employment responsibilities, and – most important – for their achievement of this milestone in their career development, ”said Norman Marsolan, executive director, Renewable Bioproducts Institute, and  academic director of PMML.

Learners in the program gain applied practical learning in a convenient format that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction. This hybrid approach requires three brief on-site visits to Georgia Tech’s main campus in Atlanta, and consists of 10 courses taken online, one course at a time online.

This program provided me with both personal and professional development,” said graduate, Roseann Lee. “I am already applying what I learned at Georgia Tech on the job, and I’m seeing that I am a stronger contributor because of it.”

The third cohort for the Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership started this August.. The next program starts in August 2018 for which applications are due May 1, 2018. Learn more about PMML and join our next Live Online Q&A.

About Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE)
Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, a top 10-ranked public university by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional development courses, certificate programs, and professional master’s degrees to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners in STEM and business fields. Programs are available worldwide through face-to-face, online, hybrid, and web enhanced formats. In addition to professional academic offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. Professional Education educates over 24,000 individual learners representing almost 3,000 companies on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at Georgia Tech-Savannah. Visit Georgia Tech Professional Education.

Georgia Tech College of Engineering (CoE)
From the opening of the Institute and the establishment of the School of Mechanical Engineering in 1888, the College of Engineering (CoE) has continually grown. Today, the College incorporates eight engineering schools with a full-time enrollment of more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The College consistently ranks among the country’s elite engineering schools. All undergraduate and graduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. CoE is the largest college of engineering in the country and is number one in the production of women and minority engineers. Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative, CoE students graduate prepared to lead globally and with the skills necessary to transform ideas into reality. CoE has almost 100,000 alumni living in 120 countries around the globe. The College prepares its students not just for jobs in engineering, but for the responsibilities of leadership. Its focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship give students an edge, allowing them to create inventions, start businesses, and design solutions to global problems – all before graduation. Alumni go on to careers across all walks of engineering, as well as in professions like law, medicine, business and public policy. Visit Georgia Tech College of Engineering.

About the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at Georgia Tech
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute builds on nearly a century of lignocellulosics research. RBI is the premier institute for advanced and translational research in the area of renewables, creating value-added bioproducts, biochemical and bioprocesses in the global marketplace. The Institute advances both science and engineering for the biorefining of renewable raw materials by creating new bioproducts and biochemical and exploring opportunities in advanced biofuels and biobased materials and composites. RBI enhances the portfolios of companies in the areas of pulp and paper and consumer products to automotive and aerospace. It has more than 50 affiliated faculty and a multi-million-dollar endowment, which supports more than 40 Ph.D. students, all of whom are shaping the future of renewable raw materials and their impact in solving the grand challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Visit Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI).