The Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Department of Systems Engineering and Management, offers the Master of Science in Engineering Management. The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This accreditation is applicable only for those students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree. The non-ABET degree title is Master of Science (Engineering Management). The degree reflects the importance of enhancing the interface between technology and management in environments dominated by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Upon completion of the degree, students will have a better appreciation of the broad field of engineering management and a better understanding of the integrative nature of processes and relationships inherent in most technology-driven organizations.
The Engineering Management program is designed for individuals operating in a technical environment who want to be more prepared to integrate technical and managerial skills within a decision-making context. The curriculum includes a foundation based on effective and efficient organizational processes, related managerial decision-making skills, and the importance of an integrated systems perspective. Since the program is designed to appeal to students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and technical environments, the core tools taught in the program provide breadth in the area of principled management. This prepares students to apply the appropriate concepts, methods, and tools related to fundamental engineering management responsibilities (i.e., planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources) in a technical environment. To provide flexibility in meeting individual objectives of depth, the program includes a concentration sequence that allows students to develop expertise in a particular specialization area. The strength of the program is thus its multidisciplinary approach in which students are able to develop their management proficiency within their area of technical specialization. Upon completion of the program, students will be well prepared to conduct and present methodical research to solve problems and support decisions within their respective technical fields.