M.S. in Engineering Management

Evolve Your Engineering Career

Engineering managers earn a median salary of $112,777, according to PayScale.
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Engineering managers provide the guidance and project management to see that projects reach successful outcomes while staying within budgetary and time constraints. The best engineering managers equally understand the nuances of the technologies they work with and the teams they lead.

With its close connections to Washington, D.C., GW brings the collective knowledge of some of the foremost leaders in the field to the virtual classroom.


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Program Summary

Courses for STEM Leaders

The technical skills to build, the business and project management skills to lead.
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With George Washington University’s online Master of Science in engineering management, students learn top-tier engineering skills, coupled with the knowledge to lead technical organizations. The intensive engineering curriculum, supplemented by organizational management courses, prepares graduates to enter STEM leadership roles.

The leadership principles and engineering skills taught in the program can be applied directly in technology companies, scientific institutions, manufacturers, and other leading-edge high-tech environments.

The program is relevant to those with a variety of backgrounds—including trained engineers seeking to lead in business and business professionals who want to elevate their engineering skillsets.

Visit the M.S. in engineering management curriculum page for detailed information and course descriptions.

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Program Learning Objectives

The objectives of the master’s program in engineering management are to ensure that graduates:

  • Work and lead effectively in the business environment by applying engineering management principles in the overall management of organizations oriented to manufacturing, construction, engineering, technology, or production.
  • Coordinate critical organizational functions—organizational management and behavior, operations, project management, marketing, cost and quality control, finance, staff, technical requirements, engineering contract management—and supervise technical development while maintaining high performance.
  • Prepare to take the exam for certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, offered by the Project Management Institute to further establish professional credentials.