Quality Systems Management

Master of Science in

The curriculum consists of a 36 credits, three semester, 12 course program (3 cr. each course) and a Master’s Team Action Project. AMU supplies students with an original, proprietary template for assessing the maturity of the results of the Action Research. The Master’s Project must achieve tangible, measurable process improvement results as a prerequisite for the Degree to be awarded.

The core competency developed by AMU’s Masters’ Programs is graduate-level understanding of principles and best practices of Quality Systems Management (QSM) in a particular market sector e.g., manufacturing. The significant skills to be attained through the Master’s Programs are reduction of waste and unnecessary costs as they apply to the particular field of study. For example, the MS QSM might focus on improvement of United States Coast Guard rescue operations in the Bering Sea or the improvement of on-time delivery for a sponsoring organization.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Requirements” tab_id=”requirements”][vc_column_text]AMU grants full acceptance to individuals who have a clear aim of the competencies and skills to be achieved from the Program, and whose previous academic work shows a minimum grade point average of 3.0. All AMU Degree levels require a Project employing action research. AMU will accept up to 9 transfer credits from students who meet all requirements for full acceptance, and whose previous Master’s Programs contains courses similar to those in AMU Programs. Students will be given an exact Program of coursework, timeline for completion and Project. A Bachelor’s degree is required for admission to the Master’s programs.

Full acceptance requires submission of the items as follows:

  • Completed application; (includes enrollment agreement)
    Optional resume or curriculum vitae of work experience
    Submit to: registrar@AMU-edu.org
  • Bachelor’s Degree and official transcript from an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Submit to: registrar@AMU-edu.org

Transcripts not in US Equivalency

Transcripts not in U.S. equivalency must be evaluated by a company such as one that is a member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) (www.naces.org). It is recommended that the applicant work with the Admissions Office to ensure that the company performing the evaluation is acceptable.

Identity Verification

AMU’s student identification process ensures that the student who earned the credit or completion document is the same student who completed the course assignments and assessments. Student identity is verified upon enrollment, admission, and submissions at milestone intervals from the first moment of orientation to the final project. The AMU process is:

  1. Students submit government-issued IDs at enrollment, admission and milestone intervals.
  2. Students submit government-issued IDs at program orientation.
  3. AMU staff compares and verifies previously received pictures against the government-issued ID.
  4. Faculty take attendance at every course via the web address of every student.
  5. Students’ submitted work is verified against their student ID and password.
  6. All name changes must be verified through a government-issued ID; the new ID must be on file at AMU. This verification is through user ID and password system checks as well as verification of persons to their government-issued IDs.

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants who cannot immediately meet the above requirements may petition to be accepted on a conditional basis. If accepted, the student will be permitted to take a maximum of four courses in a Conditional Acceptance status. The student must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of the four courses. If the student’s GPA is lower than the required 3.0 at the end of the four courses, the student’s status will be changed to Terminated and the student can no longer take classes at AMU.