M.S. in Engineering Management


Often called “The Engineer’s MBA,” a master’s degree in engineering management combines your technical background with a core business curriculum. The blended-Internet delivery format provides flexibility.

Studies have found that most successful companies are managed by people with experience in the core business of the company. In the case of technology-based companies, this means engineers or other technically oriented individuals. Too often, the lack of a solid background in management has prevented engineers from rising to decision-making positions.

MSOE’s Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) graduate program is based on the philosophy that, for American companies to grow and compete internationally, their technical personnel must have the tools to effectively manage and participate in the decision-making process. The engineering management program is best described as a master’s degree in general management with a technological orientation.

Designed to accommodate busy working professionals, courses are available via blended-Internet format. This combines the benefits of face-to-face interaction with the convenience of online learning. Most classes meet one evening per week.

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Advantages of the MSEM degree:

  • The MSEM is designed to complement your undergraduate technical degree.
  • The MSEM is a technology-oriented program, meeting the specific needs of engineers and other technical and business professionals progressing into management.
  • Most faculty members in the MSEM program have a Ph.D. and at least one of their degrees in engineering, mathematics, science or business. Their academic background is enhanced by extensive industry experience.

Blended Internet delivery

The blended Internet option creates a pathway for students to complete the MSEM in less than two years. Blended Internet delivery combines the rich faculty/student interaction that is the hallmark of an MSOE education with the flexibility of online learning. The amount of time students spend in class is reduced, while time spent on project-focused learning is enhanced.

MSOE’s blended classes meet fact-to-face during alternating weeks. Meetings occur during the evening on “even” numbered or “odd” numbered weeks each academic term. Online learning activities are scheduled during non-meeting weeks and are facilitated via MSOE’s Blackboard instructional platform. Digital lectures, interactive discussions, investigative case studies, computerized simulations and synchronous chats are examples of online learning experiences used by MSOE faculty.

100% Online delivery

Geography is not a constraint for students interested in completing the MSEM at a distance. In addition to the Blended, Internet format mentioned above, there also is an option to take courses via 100% online distance delivery. The rich faculty, student interaction that is the hallmark of the MSEM is replicated in online classes creating dynamic and flexible learning environments. Students can choose which format best fits their lives, while advancing their learning and professional skills.

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MSEM Co-Program Directors

Professor David Schmitz
Professor Gene Wright

For more information, contact:

Graduate and Professional Education
(800) 321-6763

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