Engineering Management—MEM

Engineering management is where applied engineering and business acumen intersect. Michigan Tech's accredited master's degree in engineering management (MEM) is designed for people with previous engineering experience or STEM education.

Learn to support engineering projects from first concept to completion. Lead research and development teams working on new products, processes, or designs, or working to improve existing ones.

Is Engineering Management Right for Me?

Have a strong technical skill set with a desire for more? Seeking more variety, responsibility, and opportunity as a project team leader? Want a senior management position in today's technology-intensive firms? Achieving a master's degree in engineering management from Michigan Tech tells employers that you can contribute toward the company's strategic goals while effectively communicating and managing highly technical teams and projects.

  • $150K
    median salary
  • No. 13
    in the US for public university graduate midcareer engineering salaries
  • 100%
    placement rate for graduate students in the College of Business

A Program Like No Other

Discover why Michigan Tech is the best place to achieve your next credentials. On campus, you'll be surrounded by other focused and friendly learners with Lake Superior just down the road. Professors are attentive and invested in your career goals and growth. Join our alumni network—with more than 70,000 members—and capitalize on even more connections and opportunities.

Tomorrow Needs Engineering Managers

Graduates of Michigan Tech's MEM program are prepared for managerial roles in a technology market environment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for engineering managers was nearly $150,000 in May 2020.

Be Career Ready

You'll develop the business and management skills to successfully lead teams of engineers through projects while adding to your engineering expertise at the graduate level.

Career Opportunities for Engineering Management

  • Managers of engineering, operations, manufacturing, maintenance, or quality
  • New product development manager
  • Technical project manager
  • Planning manager
  • Technical consultant

Master's Degree in Engineering Management Program Quick Facts

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Evening courses ideal for balancing career and family
  • 30-credit and 24-credit accelerated options—can be completed in one calendar year

TechMBA® or Master's in Engineering Management (MEM)?

The master's degree in engineering management differs from the TechMBA® by placing engineering knowledge into the context of operations management. The MEM program teaches the leadership and communication skills necessary for managing a high-technology, cross-disciplinary team, adding significant value to a career.

While the MBA is a generalized graduate program with equal representation of business topics (accounting, marketing, finance, management), the MEM focuses business knowledge with the technical competency of students from various undergraduate backgrounds in engineering and science.

  MEM TechMBA®
Course Requirements 4-6 business courses and 4-6 engineering courses 10 business courses
Curriculum Focused business and project management topics merged with a selection of engineering tracks (mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, computer) Broader range of business topics
Duration One-year accelerated option saving you time and money One-year accelerated option saving you time and money
Career Goals More attractive for a career in a technology-centric industry More attractive for a career that requires overall business knowledge

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Why Accreditation Matters

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to ensure quality for business education and to continuously improve curriculum and programs.

AACSB Accredited

STEM + Business, Only at Michigan Tech

Technology is shaping our lives faster than ever before. Michigan Tech's College of Business provides real-world graduate education experiences steeped in STEM to prepare the future business leaders of tomorrow.

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your entrepreneurial spirit and meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech business world.

Paying for Your Master's

Graduate school is an investment in your career and your future, and you want to know that your investment is a solid one. Michigan Tech was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as a university that "packs an ROI punch." Quite simply, our graduates get jobs, advance their careers, and find success. Learn more about the cost to attend Michigan Tech.

If you need assistance in financing your degree, there are a variety of aid opportunities you can explore.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) are awarded competitively through the College of Business.
  • You may be eligible for a new set of federal loans, up to $20,500 per academic year, as an independent student. For more information, contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2622.
  • You may qualify for a tax credit and/or business deduction for work-related education. We recommend that you seek advice from a tax professional or see IRS Publication 970 (if you are currently working, see pages 77-84—Business Deduction for Work Related Education, "maintain or improve job skills").
  • National Service Graduate Fellowships (equal to approximately one-third of graduate tuition) are available to students who have provided service to the US through the military, AmeriCorps, or the Peace Corps.
  • Consider contributing to a 529 college savings plan. In Michigan's College Savings Plan, contributions are tax deductible up to specified limits. Withdrawals are federal and state income-tax-free when used for qualified expenses. If you are currently employed, your company may consider contributing to the 529 on your behalf.
  • Explore additional Graduate School financial aid options, including veterans benefits and alternative loans.

International Students

Non-resident tuition for graduate students is the same as resident tuition—a considerable savings compared to other universities. See our Graduate School resources and admissions details.