The Engineering Management 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. This will prepare them to manage both existing and emerging technologies while guiding innovative solutions to the complex problems their organizations face.
This program is thus 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. Students will learn to define problems, formulate approaches to investigate the problems, collect and analyze data with appropriate analytical tools, and interpret findings for managerial action. With coursework in management science, project management, decision and risk analysis, systems analysis, and behavioral science, students are able to develop their management proficiency within their area of technical specialization. The strength of the program is thus its multidisciplinary approach in which core management principles are integrated with graduate-level technical education.
Degree Required: A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of engineering or science. An undergraduate degree from another STEM-related discipline will be acceptable provided it contains significant technical coursework or is accompanied by work experience in a technology-focused organization.
Mathematics Required: One year of college-level calculus and a course in probability and statistics.
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0
Required Tests: GRE -153V/150Q (within the last five years). For the GMAT, a score of at least 550 is required.
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Graduates will apply innovative decision-making and analytical tools to solve operational problems in a technical environment.
Student Outcomes (SOs)
Program graduates are well grounded in managerial concepts and technical coursework related to their particular specialization areas. For Air Force students, there are several advanced academic degree (AAD) codes associated with the program: 0IYY (Information Systems Technology), 1AGE (Engineering and Environmental Management), 1AGY (Engineering Management), 1AME (Management Information Systems), 1APY (R&D Management), 1AUY (Information Management), 4LCY (Human Factors Engineering), and 9FEF (Engineering Psychology). Additional AAD codes may be supported depending on the focus sequence the student takes.
Degree Type: Master's
Delivery Method: In-Residence