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Master of Science in Engineering Management

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a 10-course professional degree program offered by the College of Engineering in collaboration with The Isenberg School of Management. As an academic partner of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), the UMass Amherst MSEM is designed for the STEM professional to develop their project, people, and/or process leadership abilities through an engineering lens.

A Flexible Degree

  • Flexible format: fully online, fully on-campus, blended.
  • Flexible curriculum: wide selection of technical and management courses, independent studies and industry practicum opportunities to best match your career goals!
  • Flexible schedule: spring, summer, fall and winter course offerings.
  • Not ready to dive in? Start as a non-degree student with just one course, or with the stackable 3-course Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management and Leadership (PML)
  • For students interested in a field experience please consider our new certificate program, which will allow students to participate in internships or coops after just 1 semester on campus.

Life-Long Skills to Put your Career on the Fast-Track

The industry-driven curriculum equips students with:

  • Systems thinking and a broad perspective to develop innovative, robust solutions;
  • Analytics tools to support decision making and manage risk;
  • People, project, and budget management skills; and
  • The critical communication and leadership skills to deliver technologies from concept all the way to consumer hands.    

Our dedicated career services staff will help students every step of the way in preparing for various career paths and accessing job opportunities.
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“A particular focus of our program is equipping our students with the critical communications skills, emotional intelligence abilities, and ethical perspectives to effectively and equitably lead and innovate within emerging engineering and technological contexts.” — Woodrow W. Winchester, III, Inaugural MSEM Director

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MSEM Testimonials

"The MSEM program has jump started my ability to target pockets of opportunity, small and large, in the last mile delivery field.." --Moriah Connoly"The MSEM degree was a good fit for me because it was an interdisciplinary and flexible program that would prepare me for a leadership role at any company. --Paola Santiago

"I landed in the US with a goal to pursue my master’s in the Spring of 2022. Knowing that most of the universities don’t permit you to work until one year at college, University of Massachusetts Amherst's exceptional Field Concentration Program came to me as a surprise." --Mannat Saluja

"In just over a year the program has helped me go from entry level engineering to managing system installations in a production facility.” Nathan Young

Program Leadership and Selected Faculty

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Ana Muriel, PhD, Acting Director of Engineering Management
Faculty Advisor for all MSEM students.
Professor Muriel has extensive experience doing industry-driven research on production, logistics and supply chain management. She has forged strong collaborations with various companies, ranging from start-up firms such as Artaic Innovative Mosaic, to large corporations such as General Motors and Pratt & Whitney, providing many students with invaluable research experiences.

Erin Baker, Distinguished Professor
Faculty Director of The Energy Transition Initiative

Professor Baker’s research is in decision making under uncertainty applied to the field of energy and the environment; with focus on energy justice and publicly-funded energy technology Research and Development portfolios in the face of climate change. Her work uses modeling to address questions about energy policy and planning in the face of climate change. She links models to bridge geographic and temporal scales, and uses multiple parallel models to derive robust insights. Other topics include evaluating the sustainability of the electricity grid in New England as well as in developing countries, and evaluating the environmental costs and benefits of offshore wind energy.


“This program is unique in that it combines the necessary business skills for engineers to succeed in organizations with the added depth that comes from further engineering study, creating leaders that not only have engineering skill but business breadth.  In other words, not only can they be innovative they can make sure the product or service is delivered successfully.” — Eric Crawley

Eric Crawley is an Entrepreneur-in-residence and lecturer in the College of Engineering at UMass Amherst and has over 30 years of experience in developing technology and managing teams from startups to multinational corporations.  He has held titles from software engineer to VP of Engineering.  As an Entrepreneur-in-residence, he helps students and faculty turn ideas into companies.  He brings this experience to the classroom to teach both how to develop ideas into marketable products but also how to build and manage the team necessary to deliver them.

Jacob C. Lindeman imageJacob Lindeman is Managing Director of Jacobi Vibes, LLC. where he designs and manufactures Extended Reality (XR) haptic feedback devices that have been deployed in the US Army, Tufts Cognitive Lab, U. Canterbury HITLAB and WPI Media Lab. Jacob is ambassador and advisor for Adventure East, an eco-tourism company that provides sustainable access to our natural world in western Massachusetts. He is adjunct faculty for the UMass Amherst College of Engineering and is Innovator in Residence for iCons Integrated Concentration in STEM for the UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences. Jacob is an entrepreneur, inventor, and educator with extensive experience in differing environments and industries. He co-founded a start-up company that brought artificial intelligence solutions to the insurance industry around the globe. He has been an executive leader in the arenas of healthcare technology, stock trading infrastructure, and in building design and construction. His wide-ranging experience brings an appreciation for what people contribute to the journey in generating superior outcomes. He believes the joy in the “aha” moments and the connections that people and organizations make within their own ideas and hopes is palpable, infectious and is one of the key ingredients to success.

Nehal Patel is a Senior Technical Program Manager with Amazon Robotics Advance Technologies. She shares her 18+ years of unique experience and talent leading engineering development teams while explaining ‘what you do on Monday?’ in simple, easy to implement terms. Nehal’s work experience spans a range ofroles from being an individual contributor designing military radar systems for US Air Force and US Navy, leading an innovative engineering team to design new products, being a Program Manager overseeing military accounts of over $200M, negotiating underperformed breach of contracts to close reset deal of $1B and heading the risk management function as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton for a $3B US Air Force contract. She is an Author of ‘Practical Project Management for Engineers’ book along with certified project management professional (PMP) with a bachelor in electrical engineering from UMass Amherst and a master in systems engineering and leadership from LMU Los Angeles. Nehal’s volunteer professional association service includes Chief Strategy Officer for the National Association ofAsian American  Professionals, supporting and empowering Asian leaders to further career advancements and climb the corporate ladder, and Assistant Director ofEvents for the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Technical Operations (Tech Ops) organization.

Anuj K. Pradhan, Assistant Professor
Transportation Safety
Driver Behavior
Human Factors
Automated Vehicles
Driving Simulation
Young Drivers
Training & Education


Michael Prokle is a Senior Manager and Senior Data Scientist at Fortune Brands Water Innovations. At Fortune Brands WINN, he leads Data Science for Global Supply Chain and supports the digital transformation efforts. He has been a Lecturer at Northeastern University’s Analytics and Enterprise Intelligence Program since 2018 and led R&D health care projects at Philips Research North America resulting in multiple patent applications.

Michael Prokle graduated with a BS & MS in Business Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and holds a MS & PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studied Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interest is in the practical application of operations research and data science.

Shannon Roberts, Assistant Professor
Human Factors
Transportation Safety
Driver Feedback
Social Influence and Social Networks
Driver Behavior Modeling and Simulation
Young and Older Driver Training



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Bernd Schliemann, Senior Lecturer





Contact Information:

For more information on the UMass Amherst Master of Science in Engineering Management degree, contact Caanin Manson, 413-545-1537,