Western Kentucky University

WKU Online

Program Requirements

Students may choose to takes classes via face-to-­face or distance education format. All courses are available online. Courses are offered every eight weeks in the fall and spring and have no prerequisites.

Required Courses – 33 hours

Core Courses (12 hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
AMS 520 Resource Management 3.0
AMS 655 Project Management 3.0
AMS 590 Operations Leadership 3.0
AMS 671 Quality Management 3.0

Technical Concentration (9 hours required)

AMS 510 Emerging Technologies 3.0
AMS 540 Theory of Constraints 3.0
AMS 594 Lean Systems 3.0
AMS 580 Six Sigma Quality 3.0
AMS 588 Product Development 3.0 
AMS 650 Supply Chain Management 3.0

Electives (3 hours required)  

AMS 530 Automated Data Collection Systems 3.0 
AMS 535  Workforce Development 3.0 
AMS 630 Legal & Ethical Issues in Technology 3.0 

University Requirement (3 hours required)  

 AMS 571 Research Methods 3.0 

Thesis or Project Option (6 hours required, select one course)  

 AMS 599 Thesis (thesis option)  6.0
 AMS 690 Graduate Project (non-thesis option)  6.0

Important Documents

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certain courses may offered on a rotating basis, so please plan your program of study carefully. Contact Dr. Mark Doggett, the academic advisor for the program, for additional information on course offerings at mark.doggett@wku.edu.

 Last Modified 4/29/14