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Grace College Online Education

Quality Management, BS

Overview

There is no room for error in the manufacturing environment. Employee safety and company reputation are on the line and effective quality systems and practices must be in place and followed every day to maximize productivity and effectiveness. This dynamic, high-stakes environment needs professionals who are trained in quality management to help ensure excellence in all critical processes.

Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Quality Management program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. In addition to competitive tuition rates, you won’t have any book costs because courses in the GOAL programs use Open Educational Resources (OER), digital, openly licensed content. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

The Bachelor of Science in Quality Management program at Grace College is designed to prepare adults with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the manufacturing industry. The program focuses on the critical elements of quality management, including quality systems, post-market surveillance, design control and assurance, manufacturing quality and supply chain management, and statistical processes. The highly-trained instructors at Grace College will give you all the tools you need to enter this rewarding and challenging career field.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date August 19
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 45
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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Curriculum

  • GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.

  • GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.

  • GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.

  • GOL 3010 Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development.

  • QMD 3000 Quality Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will receive a comprehensive overview to quality management in general, with specific applications made to the medical device industry. Case histories and in-class exercises will help demonstrate these critically important concepts. Students will also be introduced to key regulations that guide quality management efforts. Three hours.

  • GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization

    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.

  • QMD 3400 Survey in Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Statistical information is used extensively in quality management and students will be exposed to the core concepts, formulas, and applications used in statistical analysis. Software tools will be explored and students will have an opportunity to apply conceptual information to real-world medical device scenarios. Three hours.

  • QMD 3200 Design Control & Assurance

    Credit Hours: 3

    Quality management begins at the design stage. Engineers must know how to build and manage the design history file so that key decisions and findings are recorded accurately. Students will build a DHF in a team environment and will apply project management principles over the span of this course. Three hours.

  • GOL 4150 Managerial Economics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Managerial Economics is a course designed to prepare students to understand the economic system and its effect on individuals as consumers, producers and citizens. Students learn these key economic principles: central vs. de-central government, inflation vs. deflation, saving vs. spending, Austrian Economics vs. Keynesian Economics. Students also learn the relationship of the government’s budget to their personal budget and create a personal, budget plan. All topics are presented in an engaging, organic, easy to understand format.

  • QMD 3300 Manufacturing Quality & Supply Chain Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    Quality management must extend to external partners including vendors, suppliers, and contract manufacturers. This course explores those critically important external relationships and the safeguards that must be in place for maintaining the highest levels of quality across the entire supply chain. Three hours.

  • QMD 3100 Post Market Surveillance

    Credit Hours: 3

    Once a device is released to the market, some of the most challenging quality management work is required. Students will be exposed to situations that require close monitoring and ongoing communication with manufacturing partners, physicians, patients, and regulating bodies so that issues can be resolved effectively. Three hours.

  • GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretive skill set development will focus on strategic planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls. Three hours.

  • GOL 4400 Operations Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn how to use mathematics, statistics, and various computer packages to solve common business problems. Three hours.

  • GOL 4500 Information Technology Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will primarily focus on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within the organization from a managerial perspective. Three hours.

  • GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

    Credit Hours: 3

    This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.

Tuition & Fees

Learning How to Maximize Productivity & Effectiveness

How Much Will I Pay for my Degree?
Full Program Tuition $487 Per Credit Hour $21,915
Online Course Fee $150 $2,250
Full Program Total $24,165

Financial Aid & Credit Transfer

Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in the GOAL program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • As few as 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • GPA: Minimum 2.0
  • Complete the application process

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Submit official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions that you have attended. The transcripts must come directly from the school. Complete the top section of the Transcript Request/Student Evaluation form below and send it to the Registrar of each postsecondary school you have attended (you may need more than one of these forms). The registrar will complete the remainder of the form and return it with a copy of your official transcripts directly to the School of Professional and Online Education or to onlineadmissions@grace.edu.

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Credit Agreement

Upon acceptance, please fill out the credit agreement.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start August 1
  • Spring Start December 1
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FAQs

Unlocked Opportunities

New careers are within your grasp.

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Average Salary (2018) $49,541

Quality Analyst

Average Salary (2018) $53,926

Quality Improvement Specialist

Average Salary (2018) $54,152

Quality Engineer

Average Salary (2018) $67,431

Quality Manager

Average Salary (2018) $77,042

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Average Salary (2018) $134,071

Salary Information Gathered at Payscale.com

Unlocking paths to pursue your goals

Furthering Your Career in the MBA

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Business Administration graduate degree program. The Grace College MBA program is constructed and courses are delivered with an intentionally applied emphasis. Consistent with learning-by-doing, course assignments allow students to use course concepts in their current employment setting. This allows students to quickly develop an initial proficiency with the concepts being covered. It also allows students to demonstrate to their employers the value-added nature of the program.

“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”

Dee Anna Muraski - Associate Director of Internships