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Bob Mick, Ohio State Master of Global Engineering Leadership

Bob Mick, Director of Professional & Distance Education Programs 
at The Ohio State University College of Engineering, leads the online Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) program, a professional degree for practicing Bob Mick, Masters of Global Engineering Leadershipengineers who want to increase their management acumen and leadership skills along with their technical expertise. The degree is delivered completely online and can be completed in 12 - 28 months. Students admitted to the program pursue course work in business leadership, public policy, ethics, accounting, and a technical specialization in automotive systems, welding or additive manufacturing, to name a few. They practice new professional and technical skills by completing a culminating project. The online engineering degree program was ranked 23rd in last year's U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Prior to his tenure at the College of Engineering, Bob was a program coordinator for the Executive MBA program and Program Director for the Master of Business Operational Excellence degree, both at the Ohio State Fisher College of Business. 

Key topics:  engineering leadership programs, online approaches to applied enginering training 

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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