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  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog

Total Quality Management Minor

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Offered by: Cal Poly Pomona, University Interdisciplinary Programs

The Total Quality Management (TQM) Minor may be taken by students having any major in the University. It is particularly appropriate for students having majors in the following areas: Technology and Operations Management, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Management and Human Resources, International Business and Marketing. The Minor is intended to allow students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for effective application of quality management techniques in manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit organizations. The Total Quality Management Minor will help fill the need for graduates, especially from business and engineering, who are trained in the concepts, techniques, tools and methods of analysis used for the continuous improvement of product, service, and process quality. Computer-based approaches are used wherever they are available and appropriate. For more information, students may contact any of the following faculty members: Dr. John Knox (Operations Management), Dr. Peggy Snyder (Management and Human Resources), and Professor Phil Rosenkrantz (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering).

Core Requirements

Prerequisites: 12-26 units

Completion of one of the following prerequisite options is required. In most instances, the prerequisites listed in an option package are part of the existing curriculum for the student in the indicated academic program area.


(Business, Engineering Technology, and some Science majors. Also, all majors not included in Options 2 and 3 below)

Core Requirements: 16 units

(Note: OM majors are required to substitute a course outside their major, with minor advisor approval, for TOM 401 .)

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