M.S. in Engineering Management

The online master’s in engineering management provides a specialized alternative to traditional business coursework, focusing specifically on technical management and organizational leadership in engineering projects. Students of the program develop a thorough understanding of technical management, which can be applied directly to technology companies, scientific institutions, manufacturers, and other leading-edge technical environments.

While many engineering management programs put more emphasis on technical skills, this program’s curriculum is primarily designed to provide a thorough analysis of technical organizations and how to lead them most effectively. Required courses examine the ways in which finance, staff, and technical requirements connect to form a cohesive, efficient organization. The program is relevant to those from a variety of backgrounds—whether you’re an experienced, trained engineer seeking a leadership role, or a business professional looking to gain industry-specific leadership skills.

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 EM 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.

This program is also offered at the GW Graduate Education Center in Arlington, Virginia.


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