Engineering Management MS

Master of Science in Engineering Management

This ten-course program equips engineers with the fundamental theory, management skills, and practical ideas needed to confidently pursue the growing number of engineering leadership positions across numerous industries. This flexible, competitively priced program can be taken completely online, or students can elect to take some of their classes on the UMass Amherst campus and take advantage of an even wider selection of elective courses.

The UMass Amherst Master of Science in Engineering Management program emphasizes the use of engineering technology and management perspectives to solve complex problems, make decisions, and manage risk, all within the framework of complex systems analysis and design. Participants will graduate with more than an engineering management degree. They will be ready to lead engineering and interdisciplinary teams, manage and analyze the wealth of information (big data) pervasive in most industries, deal with risk and uncertainty, and make better decisions, design better products and develop more effective processes. They will be prepared to perform better in their current jobs and to achieve greater success in their engineering management careers.

Online and on-campus classes offered as part of the Master of Science in Engineering Management program are taught by faculty from the UMass Amherst College of Engineering’s departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the internationally acclaimed Isenberg School of Management. The program is thus well suited to engineers from all disciplines as well as business graduates with engineering/analytical inclinations.

The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is ranked the best public engineering school in New England and has a long tradition of distance education. All classes in the Master of Science in Engineering Management program are taught by faculty who are researchers and leaders in their fields. The program also boasts a long line of successful alumni working in leading engineering firms. Program participants can thus build networks with leaders in the field.


Program Courses

All the classes listed below are offered fully online. Additional classes are offered on campus.

The core courses required are as follows:
MIE 657 Human Factors Engineering
MIE 697SE Principles of  Systems Engineering
MIE 686 Multiple Criteria Decision Making & Decision Analysis
MIE 754 Economic Decision Making
MIE 532 Network Optimization

Electives include, but are not limited to:
M&I-ENG 655 Quality Control and Reliability
M&I-ENG 620 Linear Programming
M&I-ENG 573 Engineering Windpower Systems
SCH-MGMT 680 Organizational Behavior & Theory
SCH-MGMT 630 Accounting Decision Making
SCH-MGMT 631 Managerial Accounting & Control
SCH-MGMT 632 Information Management
SCH-MGMT 640 Financial Analysis & Decisions
SCH-MGMT 650 Business Data Analysis
SCH-MGMT 670 Production-Operations Management
SCH-MGMT 783 Business & Its Environment
SCH-MGMT 697S ST-Supply Chain Management

College of Engineering class descriptions can be found here https://cesd3.oit.umass.edu/gradbulletin/2012-2013/Page6644.html

Isenberg School of Management class descriptions can be found here https://cesd3.oit.umass.edu/gradbulletin/2012-2013/Page6624.html

Students are encouraged to select electives that align with their professional interests and needs.


Admissions

Qualified students with B.S. degrees from engineering, management science or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

There are two application deadlines:
June 1st for Fall admission
October 1st  for Spring admission

The application requirements can be found at http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/admissions/admissions-requirements

To apply, go to the Graduate School’s website www.umass.edu/gradschool and click on Apply Now.

For more information on the UMass Amherst Master of Science in Engineering degree, contact Caanin Manson, 413-545-1537413-545-1537, msem@engin.umass.edu.