Master of Engineering Management

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Engineering Management is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering methods and technologies to business practices. The Master of Engineering Management degree, often abbreviated MsEM or MEM, similar to Master of Technology Management, can be either an academic or professional master's degree that bridges the gap between the field of engineering, technology and the field of business by equipping students with the technical expertise and leadership skills they need to advance their career in the fast-paced world of technology. A variation is the Master of Engineering *and* Management. Known as "the Engineer's MBA", the degree is generally pursued by engineers and scientists interested in widening their breadth of knowledge beyond their specific technical field into management and business. The MEM degree incorporates business knowledge and communication skills and adds technical knowledge necessary to lead engineering teams and execute complex solutions. The MEM degree includes topics such as new product development, experience design, technology strategy, lean improvement, software methodologies, multinational strategies, and the art of leadership. Topics are designed to provide students with the necessary quantitative, business, and operations knowledge necessary to succeed as innovative leaders in today's challenging and competitive global marketplace. It can be earned with a prerequisite in engineering or as a post-graduate program with a Bachelor of Engineering Management degree.

The MSEM degree normally consists of a number of engineering courses focused on technology, as well as numerous business-based classes that tend to mirror the first year management. The Master of Engineering Management offers business classes that are specifically tailored for engineering and science professionals who want to be leaders in their organizations. An MSEM graduate walks away with an understanding of the intersection of the fields of business and technology, and is well suited for either a management position within an engineering company or a more technically intensive role in a business setting.

Many of the MSEM programs are still quite young and the academic field is still in the process of growing.

Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC)[edit]

Though there has not been an extensive amount of collaboration among different MEM programs, some of the United States's top schools have established the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium to raise awareness about the new emerging program of study. Each program in the consortium has unique characteristics and a different structure in which students complete the degree. Typically programs are taught through a case based method, are focused on team-learning, and incorporate interdisciplinary projects.[1]

The following seven programs are members of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium:

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On campus Masters in Engineering Management Programs in Europe[edit]

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Comparison of Degrees[edit]

University Location Degree Program Name Type Cost
University of Southern California Los Angeles Master of Science Engineering Management On-Campus & On-line $55K
University of Southern California Rochester Master of Engineering Engineering Management On-Campus $50K
University of Arizona Tucson Master of Engineering & Master of Science Engineering Management On-Campus $45K
University of Texas at Austin Austin Master of Science in Engineering Engineering Management On-Campus & On-line $42K [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEM Programs". Master of Engineering Management Consortium. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Graduate Studies in Engineering Management". Lipscomb University. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Masters of Science in Engineering Management The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 9 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Master of Engineering Management Consortium