About the program

Students learn the art and science of the full cycle of business, gaining hands-on experience by running simulated businesses and working on real industry projects. Courses taught by industry experts bring to life the key functions and capabilities that make a business run. Students learn to set strategy, leverage technology and data analytics, market to customers, interpret and drive finances, make informed data-based decisions, manage projects, build teams and lead. Leveraging best industry practices, experiential learning and WashU excellence, a WashU master's degree in Engineering Management is an unparalleled investment in your future success!

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The 30-unit Masters in Engineering Management degree is available for full-time or part-time study (10-course).

The 15-unit graduate certificate in Engineering Management is also offered and can be transferred into the degree program at any time (5-course).

*These courses are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management.

**This program qualifies as a STEM program.

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Registration, Tuition Fees & Payment Policies

Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Johanna Sengheiser (jsengheiser@wustl.edu).


Required Courses (7 courses)

Engineering Management & Financial Intelligence (T55-504)*
3 Units (should be completed in the initial semester)

Discover the full picture of how business works within the organization. This course walks the student through the complete business cycle -- the roles the various functions play in a business operation as well as how information is used to make business decisions (e.g. financial data, marketing data, production data, economic data). To bring these learnings to life, this course also uses management simulation games and classroom competitions. Includes strategy, product planning and management, sales and support, research and development, manufacturing and supply chain, with particular emphasis on accounting, finance and the use of financial statements.

Decision Analysis & Optimization (T55-505)*
3 Units

Expand your ability to analyze and optimize complex business situations by leveraging the key data. Decision-making in today's complex world requires advanced analytical methods and tools, including mathematical modeling and quantitative techniques. Powerful tools for forecasting, finance, operations, production and logistics. Emerging technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (I-IoT) and Block Chain are enabling a whole new set of possibilities!

Technology Strategy &Marketing (T55-506)*
3 Units

Learn the art and science of technology-rich strategy and marketing. Every business rises and falls on the value it brings to the customer and the value it simultaneously brings to the business itself. The engineer that understands and can communicate strategy and marketing is powerful! Business, technology and research budgets are allocated based on this value proposition, whether the commercialization or operationalization of the technology is 1 year out or 10 years out.

Understanding Emerging & Disruptive Technologies (T55-510)*
3 Units

We live in an era of rapid technology innovation and disruption. Blockbuster was the darling of Wall Street in 2004 and filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Blockbuster CEO in 2008: "Neither Redbox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition." Blockbuster is not alone in their blindness. Microsoft laughed off the first i-phone, and laughed off Google. IBM laughed off the first personal computer. These should be a horrible warning to all business leaders. Numerous technologies are threatening disruption today: block chain, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 3D Printing, 5G wireless networks, gene editing. Understanding what they are and how they might disrupt will make or break countless companies in the coming years.

Project Planning Methodologies (T54-523)
3 Units

This course exposes the student to the wide array of both fundamental and emerging tools and techniques to manage successful projects of various sizes and complexity - managing cost, schedule, quality, risk, solution and requirements - while adapting to today's fast-paced and uncertain business environment.

Meet our faculty

John Bade Director of Strategy Development for Global Services & Support for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

John Bade

  • Professor of Practice
Gary Baker

Gary Baker

  • Adjunct Instructor
Brandon Dempsey Author, Entrepreneur and Owner of goBRANDgo!

Brandon Dempsey

  • Adjunct Instructor
Liz Gehr Chief Learning Scientist and Associate Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company

Liz Gehr

  • Adjunct Instructor
Sherry Harsch-Porter Leader of executive coaching firm, author and Chapter chair for the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

Sherry Harsch-Porter

  • Adjunct Instructor
Ozzie Lomax Project Management (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP) Certification 38 years Energy, Operations, IOT and Engineering SME CEO Lomax Consulting Group

Ozzie Lomax

  • Adjunct Instructor
Allen Miller Expertise includes supply chain management, data-analysis and human performance.

Allen Miller

  • Adjunct Instructor
Lethia Owens Personal Branding Strategist (PBS) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with 28 years of Leadership, Branding, Marketing and IT Experience. CEO of Game Changers International

Lethia Owens

  • Adjunct Instructor

Graduate Tuition

 Please visit Tuition and Financial Assistance for Graduate Students for tuition information.


Johanna Sengheiser
Graduate Financial Aid Analyst & Accountant

Engineering Graduate Admissions


Full-time status for Master’s Students is defined as: Enrolled in 9 units or more OR Enrolled in any “883” placeholder course (Masters Continuing Student) 

Full-time status for DSc Students is defined as: Enrolled in 9 units or more OR Enrolled in any “884” placeholder course (Doctoral Continuing Student)

Full-time status for PhD Students is defined as: Enrolled in 9 or more units OR Enrolled in any "LGS 9XXX" placeholder course. PhD students are required to maintain full-time status.

  • Tuition is based on the number of enrolled course units. When a student takes 9 or more units, a flat-rate tuition is applied. A per unit rate is applied if a student is enrolled in 8 or less units. 
  • Tuition for full-time students is determined by each student’s prime division, not by the division that teaches the course. Students should check with their department before enrolling in courses outside their division. 
  • International graduate students are not permitted to register for fewer than 9 units without special permission from the Office of International Students and Scholars.

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