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.
No. 13in 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
This option requires a minimum of 30 credits be earned through coursework. A limited number of research credits may be used with the approval of the advisor, department, and Graduate School. See degree requirements for more information.
A graduate program may require an oral or written examination before conferring the degree and may require more than the minimum credits listed here:
|5000-6000 series (minimum)||18 Credits|
|3000-4000 (maximum)||12 Credits|
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.
|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|