Our Master of Science in Engineering Management (MS-EM) Program provides practicing engineers with an education experience balancing technical depth with leadership, project management, financial management, technology management, organizational behavior and team relations, supply chain and manufacturing, and engineering data analytics. It empowers you with knowledge and skills needed to lead technical organizations or processes to success.
Earning a graduate degree provides the individual with enhanced opportunities for professional development and advancement. The company benefits from having a better skilled, more adaptable, and satisfied career employee. Promoting and supporting employee participation in the program gives the company a powerful recruiting tool.
Our unique online master’s program in EM has evolved over the past 30 years and is designed for engineering professionals to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become the leaders of modern engineering projects, teams, and firms. It can be completed by a student in a typical two-year cycle while still working fulltime.
The MS-EM program prefers to have students with two or more years of industrial experience as a practicing engineer or similar professional. This master’s program is fully supported off-campus using electronic media for recording and interactive distance teaching methods, both asynchronously and synchronously.
Applicants for admission to the MS-EM program are expected to have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate program in engineering, business, or other equivalent disciplines. In addition, all admission requirements set by the graduate school must be met.
The MS-EM program is a course-only program consisting of 30 credit hours in total with nine 3-credit-hour required core courses and three 1-credit-hour seminars.
|IE 533 Theory and Practice of Engineering Management||3|
|IE 516 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering||3|
|IE 518 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis||3|
|IE 534 Financial Management for Engineering Managers||3|
|IE 536 Project Management||3|
|IE 537 Analytical Methods for Engineering Managers||3|
|IE 544 Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis||3|
|IE 539 Strategic Management in Technical Organizations||3|
|IE 542 Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers||3|
|IE 550 Graduate Seminars||1×3|
A Sample Degree Plan
Students can complete the program at their own pace within six-year time limit. Most students complete the program within three years. The following is a typical two-year degree plan that could be completed while working fulltime:
|Year 1, Fall||IE 533 (3 hrs.) Theory and Practice of Engineering Management|
|Year 1, Fall||IE 516 (3 hrs.) Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineering|
|Year 1, Fall||IE 550 (1 hr.) Graduate Seminars|
|Year 1, Spring||IE 518 (3 hrs.) Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis|
|Year 1, Spring||IE 534 (3 hrs.) Financial Management for Engineering Managers|
|Year 1, Spring||IE 550 (1 hr.) Graduate Seminars|
|Year 1, Summer||IE 536 (3 hrs.) Project Management|
|Year 2, Fall||IE 537 (3 hrs.) Analytical Methods for Engineering Managers|
|Year 2, Fall||IE 544 (3 hrs.) Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis|
|Year 2, Fall||IE 550 (1 hr.) Graduate Seminars *|
|Year 2, Spring||IE 539 (3 hrs.) Strategic Management in Technical Organizations|
|Year 2, Spring||IE 542 (3 hrs.) Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers|
* May be deferred to the spring semester.
Substituting a core course with another IE 500 or higher course could be requested but is subject to the departmental approval.