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 and are held in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley.
Admission Checklist and Requirements
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.
MSEM Admission Requirements
- A baccalaureate degree in engineering, engineering technology, science, business, management or a related area.
- Computer literacy, including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
- Two letters of recommendation. If employed, at least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s employer or manager. Letters may be mailed or submitted electronically using an online letter of recommendation form.
- Test scores from the GMAT if the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average was below 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale). The applicant may substitute the GRE if previously taken. Test scores, as well as the entire application will be used as an indicator of potential success in the MSEM program.
- If your native language is not English, a score of 79 or better must be achieved on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). There are additional application filing requirements for international students, click here for more information.
Graduate Program Assisant
Katie Gassenhuber Weinschenk