Master of Science in
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), 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 Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) 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 ERAU — 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 MSEM-PM 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 (ASEM).
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 of the 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 reporting and control of technical projects.
The MSEM program relies heavily on 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.
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree is designed for working professionals who desire to add management skill 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. Specializations include financial management; project management; systems engineering; leadership; management; logistics and supply chain management; and aviation/aerospace management.
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 prerequisite
requirements for several of the courses in the MSEM degree and specializations.
|Master of Science in Engineering Management Core|
|MGMT 520||Organizational Behavior||3|
|EMGT 514||Professional Service Marketing||3|
|EMGT 523||Engineering Economic Analysis||3|
|PMGT 520||Fundamentals of Project Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 524||Management Science||3|
|MGMT 533||Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law||3|
|Select 3 courses, one of which must be a quality course (SYSE 625 or MGMT 532)||9|
|System Quality Assurance|
|Philosophy, Principles, and Practices in Management of Quality|
|Discrete Event Simulation Modeling|
|Business Research Methods|
|Supply Chain Management|
|Aircraft Maintenance Management 1|
Students selecting the Aviation/Aerospace specialization must take ASCI 609. Students in other specializations may not take ASCI 609.
|Take one of seven specializations||9|
|Total Degree Requirements||36|
|MBAA 517||Managerial Accounting for Decision Making||3|
|MBAA 518||Managerial Finance||3|
|EMGT 618||Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options||3|
|PMGT 530||Fundamentals of Project Quality, Communication, Stakeholder, Resource, and Procurement Management||3|
|PMGT 613||Assessing and Managing Project Risk||3|
|PMGT 614||Directing and Controlling Projects||3|
|SYSE 530||System Requirements Analysis and Modeling||3|
|SYSE 560||Introduction to Systems Engineering Management||3|
|SYSE 610||System Architecture Design and Modeling||3|
|MSLD 500||Leadership Foundations in Research||3|
|MSLD 511||Organizational Leadership||3|
|MSLD 521||Leadership Communication||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Labor Issues in an Industrial Environment|
|Entrepreneurship and Leadership|
|Planning and Execution of Strategy|
|Global Economic Analysis|
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
|LGMT 536||Purchasing for Logistics and Supply Chain Managers||3|
|LGMT 636||Transportation Management||3|
|LGMT 685||Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Aviation/Aerospace Industrial Safety Management|
|Production and Procurement Management in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry|
|International Aviation Policy|
|Management of Research and Development for the Aviation/Aerospace Industry|
|Integrated Logistics in Aviation Management|
|Airport Operations and Management|
|Airline Operations and Management|
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