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The expansion of complex organizations driven primarily by engineering and technology has created a growing need for leaders who possess a unique blend of tech skills and business acumen. A “full-cycle” engineer sees the bigger picture, makes critical decisions based on data and people, and collaborates with others across their organization with a passion that is second to none.
Offered through Washington University's Sever Institute, the McKelvey School of Engineering offers two Master of Engineering Management (MEM) programs; a fulltime, graduate degree offering for those seeking to thrive in one of the best full-time MEM programs and a part-time, professional evening program. With either format, the Sever Institute's MEM will help you advance with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to understand, shape and lead projects as well as manage teams, engineering functions, and companies.
From your first course and throughout the program, you'll tackle theory combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to question current models and the understanding to bridge technical solutions and the ever-changing business landscape.
The MEM qualifies as a STEM program.
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The 30-unit (10-course) MEM degree program is available for full-time or part-time study and is designed for students with a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) background; it is known as the "Engineer's MBA."
The 15-unit (five-course) graduate certificate in Engineering Management is also available and can be transferred into the degree program at any time. A graduate certificate is an excellent option for individuals wishing to advance their careers, with a shorter time commitment than a degree.
MEM courses are available in evening and online formats, and are designed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, and taught by leading professionals from throughout the engineering industry.
Students learn the art and science of the complete business cycle, gaining hands-on experience by running simulated businesses and working on real industry projects. Courses bring to life the essential 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.
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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 (email@example.com).
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Each of our graduate programs has a unique mix of required coursework and additional electives. Courses are updated regularly to ensure our students are prepared for the latest in industry knowledge and application. Check out the Engineering Management program checklist for both master's and graduate certificate requirements.
All course information, including course descriptions and section listings, can be found in our digital catalog the Bulletin.