Whether you’re an experienced, trained engineer seeking a leadership role, or a business professional looking to gain industry-specific leadership skills, the online M.S. in engineering management can help you reach your goals. This distance learning program is a perfect fit for technical and corporate professionals alike seeking to bring confident, capable guidance to technology companies, manufacturers, and other organizations driven by engineering.

The comprehensive curriculum provides a multifaceted analysis of organizations in the science and technology industry and the leadership principles that keep them running at maximum effectiveness. With courses that closely examine the ways in which finance, staff, and technical expectations connect to form a cohesive, efficient project, the program can prepare you for leadership.

Through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your understanding of critical topics in engineering management, developing skills you can apply immediately to your career, including:

  • Organizational management and behavior
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Marketing of technology
  • Cost and quality control
  • Engineering contract management

Additionally, graduates of the program will be prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam offered by the Project Management Institute to further establish their credibility as a strong leader.

The George Washington University was chartered in 1821 by an act of Congress, the result of an initiative that began as the idea of our namesake, George Washington. President Washington envisioned a university in the nation’s capital that would prepare citizen leaders brought together from all over the world. Today, we are that university, with students and faculty members from every state and more than 130 countries. Taking full advantage of our setting in a global nerve center, a GW education integrates intellectual discovery, interactive learning, and unparalleled access to opportunities in every sector of society. In a city shaping the future, George Washington is a university where faculty and students not only study the world but also work to change it for the better.

Our heritage of innovation and excellence has earned us many accolades, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report
    • #63 National Universities
    • #28 Best Online Engineering Schools
    • #16 Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #86 Best Engineering Schools
  • The Princeton Review
    • The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition
    • A ‘Best Northeast’ college in “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region”
    • Colleges that Create Futures
    • Green Colleges
  • Forbes
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    • #70 in Private Colleges
    • #48 in Research Universities
    • #47 in the Northeast
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
    • World Rank 201-300
    • National Rank 70-95

About GW Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Since 1954, the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering has been a force for leadership in engineering management and other interdisciplinary areas, as one of the nation’s first to dedicate programs in these fields. The Department has contributed not only to the modern technological landscape through leading research, but also through inventive initiatives working with the Department of Homeland Security, the D.C. Water Resources Research Institute, and NASA, among others.

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