The U.S. Manufacturing Institute’s 2011 report revealed that U.S. companies can’t fill an estimated 600,000 positions in the advanced manufacturing sector, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers predicted the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs will reach 3 million by 2015. In response to this identified need, the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University partnered with Harper College to develop a Bachelor of Arts in Manufacturing Management (B.A.M.M.) degree. There are no other similar programs offered by public institutions in Illinois at this time.
Office of Marketing and Communications, "GSU to Offer a New Bachelor of Arts in Manufacturing Management degree" (2014). Press Releases. 1.