The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduate degree program is available to off-campus students residing both in and out of the United States. The program equips practicing engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist them in effectively managing engineers and other technical resources to accomplish complex technical tasks.
Students will develop an economic, technical and human resource perspective for the technical managerial decisions they will face. They will be equipped to react to changes in domestic and international markets, workforce dynamics, and emerging technologies and be able to plan for the future success of their businesses.
All courses are offered online. Students never need to come to campus for any coursework and will travel to the Kansas State University campus only once at the end of their program for an oral examination which is conducted by their supervisory committee.
To stay competitive, organizations need more educated and informed technical managers. This needs fuels the increased demand for graduates of engineering management programs. Some of the environments in which engineering management skills are important to include:
- government agencies
- small to large-scale manufacturers
- healthcare providers
- military operations
- professional consulting companies
- service organizations
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Master of Engineering Management degree is offered through the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering. The department's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the same engineering faculty is fully engaged in the high-quality graduate programs.
“I was very passionate about the discipline of engineering, but I also wanted to enhance my business skills. The more I looked into the engineering management master’s program at K-State, I realized I could have the best of both worlds.” — Amy Martens ‘01