The American Society of Engineering Education, the National Science Foundation, and businesses around the world agree: There simply are not enough qualified engineering and technical managers to meet the needs of the future.
The mission of the Engineering Management graduate program is to prepare students with an already established career in engineering, math, physical science, or computer science to transition into a managerial role within a technical environment.
The Engineering Management master's degree is a multidisciplinary program with a core that includes both technical and management focuses. Students choose from an extensive range of specializations including a track unique to Embry-Riddle — Aviation/Aerospace.
Although engineering and its management is known to take place in ongoing operations, much of engineering work is carried out within temporary, unique, and complex activities such as product development and system design and implementation. Such endeavors are defined as projects and it is for this reason the master's degree in Engineering Management includes a Project Management specialization.
The mission of the Engineering Management Project Management specialization is to develop project managers who are skilled in leading STEM professionals to produce specialized technical deliverables.
Courses are taught by expert faculty members who are proven leaders with many firsthand experiences to share with students.
Throughout the program, students are introduced to a number of professional organizations like the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and the American Society for Engineering Management.
About Engineering Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Approximately 77 percent of Engineering and Technical Management leaders report increased job satisfaction through meaningful work. Graduates with a master's degree in Engineering Management can do meaningful work in aerospace, aviation, manufacturing, computers, technical services, and other industries.
Project management specialization courses are designed so that upon completion, students will achieve the following academic outcomes:
Perform generally accepted project management techniques to plan and execute technical projects.
Apply analytical tools for problem-solving and effective project decision-making.
Apply ethical behavior and communications skills within the project team environment.
Analyze project metrics for the purpose of reporting and control of technical projects.
The Engineering Management master's program -- available as one of Embry-Riddle's online degree programs -- relies heavily on the use of current Management Information Systems (MIS) software and other common-use software for word processing, presentation, and computation. While the use of some of these MIS programs will be the subject of learning exercises within the program, the successful student will be expected to show proficient skill in word processing, spreadsheet usage, and presentation graphics.
Requirements and Courses
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree is designed for working professionals who desire to add management skills to their prior degrees in engineering, math, physical science, computer science, or another STEM field. The degree is designed to assist those students to move into managerial roles in technical organizations. The degree expands on the student’s existing technical abilities, adding management knowledge and skills.
Technical organizations require managers who understand the technical nature of the firm’s business. Upon completion of the multi-disciplinary degree, students will have the knowledge to become managers in a technical organization.
The program combines a core curriculum with a selection of specializations, allowing students to expand their knowledge in an area of interest. These specializations provide the student the opportunity to specialize in an area of their choice and interest, allowing the student to tailor his or her degree in a manner that best fulfills the student's career objectives.
Prerequisite Knowledge: Dependent upon a student’s background; students may be required to take BUSW 500 Business Foundations Course to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for several of the courses in the MSEM degree and specializations.
Master of Science in Engineering Management Core
MGMT 520 Organizational Behavior
EMGT 514 Professional Service Marketing
EMGT 523 Engineering Economic Analysis
PMGT 652 Concepts and Practices of Project Management
MGMT 524 Management Science
MGMT 533 Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law
Technical Electives Select 2 courses, one of which must be a quality course (SYSE 625 or MGMT 532)
SYSE 625 System Quality Assurance
MGMT 532 Philosophy, Principles, and Practices in Management of Quality
RSCH 665 Statistical Analysis
MGMT 651 Production and Procurement in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry
MGMT 530 Business Analytics for Managers
Choose any 12 credit hour College of Business Common Specialization