The Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering houses two professional graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) and the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM). The MSOM program began in 1974 and is designed for professionals from a broad range of backgrounds including business and government operations. Students learn how to create value to the production of goods and services while working with world-wide suppliers and customers. The MSOM program supports graduate certificates in project management, lean six sigma and homeland security to broaden student understanding of current skills needed by operations managers. The MSEM (2017) program prepares engineers to lead and manage teams, projects and organizations with technical workforces to meet strategic objectives. Both programs have a Comprehensive exam which is a core component for assessing student learning outcomes which encompasses our goal of “Learn It Today. Use It Tomorrow”.