Engineering Management Curriculum

The 30-unit master of Engineering Management is available for full-time or part-time students. The degree is designed for individuals with an engineering or allied sciences undergraduate degree. Students will learn to understand and operate in the space between business and technology.

The curriculum demystifies the full business cycle – strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, new product development, service, sales, manufacturing. Students study today's emerging and disruptive technologies – what they are and how they threaten to disrupt. The program is rounded out with Agile project management and a study of leadership, as well as broad opportunities for the student to build on his or her undergraduate studies, or to build a new area of technology-business expertise. It is the "Engineer's MBA."

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

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

Required Courses (7 courses)

  • Engineering Management (T55-504) *
  • Financial Principles of the Company (T60-502) *
  • Decision-Making and Optimization (T55-505) *
  • Technology Strategy and Marketing (T55-506) *
  • Understanding Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (T55-510) *
  • Human Performance in the Organization (T55-521)
  • Project Planning Methodologies (T54-523)
In addition to the required courses, students will choose three electives from cybersecurity, data analytics or leadership and organizational behavior concentrations:

Cybersecurity Concentration Electives (Choose 3)

  • Systematic View of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (T81-560)
  • A View from the Bridge: Being at the Forefront of Enterprise Information Security (T81-561)
  • Threat Intelligence and Intrusion Incident Management (T81-562)
  • Enterprise Network Security (T81-567)
  • Taking Down the Cyber Criminal - Post-Breach (T81-612)
  • Privacy in the Digital Age (T81-557)
  • Cloud Security (T83-587)
  • Cryptography (T81-588)

Data Analytics Concentration Electives (Choose 3)

  • Intro to Big Data, Business Process Modeling and Data Management (T81-527)
  • Applications of Deep Neural Networks (T81-558)
  • Data Warehousing (T81-575)
  • Predictive Analytics (T81-576)
  • Artificial Intelligence (E81-511)

Leadership and Organization Behavior Concentration Electives (Choose 3)

  • Group Dynamics in Project Team Performance (T81-5506B)
  • Leading Teams and Projects (T81-509B)
  • Developing Leadership for Professionals (T81-5503)
  • Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership (T81-584)
  • Negotiation (B66-524)

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

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 (

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