MS in Engineering Management

Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Engineering Management?

A recent study of leadership at Standard and Poors 500 companies shows that the most common educational background for corporate Chief Executive Officers is engineering. Some 22 percent of the CEOs at the nation's largest companies earned engineering degrees, with far higher percentages in fields such as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, transportation, and electronics manufacturing. Advancement into managerial responsibilities is an increasingly common progression for engineers.  A graduate program in engineering management provides a technically-educated individual with skills needed to make a successful transition into a managerial role

Why study Engineering Management at NJIT?

One of the first such programs in the nation, NJIT’s MS in Engineering Management (MS-EM) combines the unique capabilities of Newark College of Engineering and the School of Management in a course of study that prepares engineers and other technically trained individuals for leadership roles in a technologically-based, project-oriented enterprise. Although the program has been awarding degrees since 1950, the curriculum evolves continuously to fulfill the current needs of its students and the industries that employ them. The program prepares students with an advanced background in both the theoretical and practical aspects of managing technical / engineering projects and programs via case studies, role playing, and course work. The participation of students from diverse industries affords everyone the opportunity to learn from the experiences gained in industries other than their own. The engineering management program faculty bring to the classroom a critical blend of practical and academic experience.

What classes can I take online to complete the MS-EM?

Core Courses
18 credits as follows:

ACCT 615 - Management Accounting (3 credits)
EM 602 - Management Science (3 credits)
EM 636 - Project Management (3 credits)
HRM 601 - Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
IE 673 - Total Quality Management (3 credits)
MIS 648 - Decision Support Systems for Managers (3 credits)

Specialization in Cost Engineering
12 credits (4 courses) as follows:

EM 632 - Legal Aspects in Construction (3 credits)
EM 637 - Project Control (3 credits)
EM 691 - Cost Estimating for Capital Projects (3 credits)
EM 634 - Legal, Ethical and Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers (3 credits)
IE 659 - Supply Chain Engineering (3 credits)
IE 672 - Industrial Quality Control (3 credits)

Other specializations are offered, and may be possible for online study. Please review the NJIT Catalog and speak with the academic advisor.

What are the admission requirements?

Eligibility for admission requires completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering, the sciences or a closely related area. Students are expected to have achieved an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying the above requirement will be considered for conditional admission on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, a bridge program will be required to qualify for matriculation.

Related Graduate Certificates:

Construction Management
Engineering Leadership
Pharmaceutical Management
Project Management

Take Note

Courses in this discipline are kept relevant through frequent reassessment and modification. And because the field is always advancing, NJIT keeps pace by adding new courses regularly.

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