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Master of Science in Engineering Management

Admissions Criteria

  1. Two years of professional experience which may be waived at program's discretion.
  2. Official transcript
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Current Resume
  5. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Technology or related area are considered only with a 3.5+ GPA and five or more years of experience.
  6. International applicants must meet KU’s English proficiency, visa and financial support document requirement. 
  7. Online application

 

Curriculum and Requirements

Classes meet once a week in the evenings to fit in the busy schedules of working professionals. Online and distance learning options are also available. The Master of Science in Engineering Management degree offers research and non-research track options. 

 

Option A (Research): 33 credits required

Professional management core courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

PFS 801: Interpersonal and Persuasive Communication Skills for Managers

3

PFS 801

PFS 802: Managing Teams and Leading People

3

PFS 802

PFS 803: Financial Management for Professional Success

3

PFS 803

PFS 804: Project Management for Professionals

3

PFS 804

Engineering management core courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 810: Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making

3

EMGT 810

EMGT 820: Developing the Engineering Manager

3

EMGT 820

EMGT 821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects

3EMGT 821

EMGT capstone course (3 credits)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 835: Field Project

3

EMGT 835

Elective courses (9 credits)
See table of elective below. Complete three elective courses for a total of 9 credit hours.

 

Option B (Non-research): 33 credits required

Professional management core courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

PFS 801: Interpersonal and Persuasive Communication Skills for Managers

3

PFS 801

PFS 802: Managing Teams and Leading People

3

PFS 802

PFS 803: Financial Management for Professional Success

3

PFS 803

PFS 804: Project Management for Professionals

3

PFS 804

Engineering management core courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 810: Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making

3

EMGT 810

EMGT 820: Developing the Engineering Manager

3

EMGT 820

EMGT 821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects

3EMGT 821

EMGT capstone course (3 credits)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 830: Case Studies in Engineering Management

3

EMGT 830

 

Elective courses (9 credits)
See table of elective below. Complete three elective courses for a total of 9 credit hours.

 

EMGT Elective Courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 801: Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers

3

EMGT 801

EMGT 802: Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems*

3

EMGT 802

EMGT 803: Technological Forecasting and Assessment

3

EMGT 803

EMGT 804: Business Development and Marketing of Professional Services

3

EMGT 804

EMGT 805: Management of Innovation

3

EMGT 805

EMGT 807: Labor and Employee Relations for the Engineering Manager

3

EMGT 807

EMGT 808: Quality Management

3

EMGT 808

EMGT 811: Engineering Systems Simulation

3EMGT 811

EMGT 812: Law and the Design Professional*

3

EMGT 812

EMGT 814: Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager 

3

EMGT 814

EMGT 815: Business Relationships and Selling Skills 

3

EMGT 815

EMGT 824: Product Marketing for Engineering Managers

3

EMGT 824

EMGT 840: Systems Approach to Engineering

3

EMGT 840

EMGT 850: Environmental Issues for Engineering Managers

3

EMGT 850

EMGT 862: Manufacturing Systems Integration

3

EMGT 862

EMGT 867: Advanced Operations Management

3

EMGT 867

 

Certificate in Foundations of Engineering Management

Admissions Criteria

Individuals who are not already enrolled as KU graduate students must complete an application to the Graduate School for admission into the certificate program and submit an application fee along with the following materials:

  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Current KU graduate students wishing to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Engineering Management program will apply through the Graduate School. A student must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. Awarding of certificates will be handled consistent with guidelines and timing of degree awards of the Graduate School. Completion of the certificate will appear on the graduate transcript.

KU graduate students should submit the following materials:

  • An unofficial copy of your KU transcript
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation

 

Curriculum and Requirements

Classes meet once a week in the evenings to fit in the busy schedules of working professionals. Online and distance learning options are also available. 

Core courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 810: Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making

3

EMGT 810

EMGT 820: Developing the Engineering Manager3EMGT 820

EMGT 821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects

3

EMGT 821

Elective courses (choose one)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

EMGT 801: Management Theory and Practice for Engineering

3

EMGT 801

EMGT 802: Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems

3EMGT 802

EMGT 803: Technological Forecasting and Assessment

3EMGT 803

EMGT 804: Business Development and Marketing of Professional Services

3EMGT 804

EMGT 805: Management of Innovation

3EMGT 805

EMGT 807: Labor and Employee Relations for the Engineering Manager

3EMGT 807

EMGT 808: Quality Management

3EMGT 808

EMGT 811: Engineering Systems Simulation

3EMGT 811

EMGT 812: Law and the Design Professional*

3EMGT 812

EMGT 814: Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager

3

EMGT 814

EMGT 815: Business Relationships and Selling Skills

3EMGT 815

EMGT 824: Product Marketing for Engineering Managers

3

EMGT 824

EMGT 840: Systems Approach to Engineering

3EMGT 840

EMGT 850: Environmental Issues for Engineering Managers

3EMGT 850

EMGT 862: Manufacturing Systems Integration

3EMGT 862

EMGT 867: Advanced Operations Management

3EMGT 867

* Course is currently under revision.

 

Graduation Information

The Master of Science Program in Engineering Management has two options available:

  • Option A ("Research") - Requires 33 credits (21 credits in required core courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and Field Project of 3 credits). This option is recommended for students who plan to pursue additional degrees or who have specific work-related projects that needs further exploration.
  • Option B ("Non-research") - Requires 33 credits (21 credits in required core courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and Case Studies in Engineering Management for 3 credits). 

Department elective courses facilitate students' concentrations in areas (e.g. consulting engineering services, manufacturing/process industry, systems and information technology) they have interest, specifically mirroring the principal professional directions of EMGT students.

Engineering Management is flexible with respect to students’ choice of electives and encourages students to select courses that truly meet their needs; such as courses that may be offered in fields such as business administration, public administration, engineering or computer science. All such elective courses must be listed as graduate courses, taken for graduate credit and approved by an EMGT faculty member in order to apply toward the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree.

The program's concluding Case Studies and Field Project courses encourage practical, integrated application of concepts drawn from students' studies.

 

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