Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Span the Boundaries of Engineering, Business and Technology

Tech companies require leaders with an innovative approach to complex management issues. Clarkson University's MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a specialized executive education degree designed exclusively for high-caliber employees who work in and around tech. This dynamic, cohort-based program will provide you with the critical management skills that your organization needs to achieve its goals. 

Why Earn an MS in Engineering Management From Clarkson?

This applied program was designed with input from industry partners like United Technologies, GlobalFoundries, Turner Construction, Urban Engineers and others to meet the current demands of today's technology organizations. The curriculum uses a cohort-based model of learning that is highly active and participatory. You will deepen your knowledge through collaboration and discussions with your peers. The skills you learn in class can be applied in real time to your organization.

At the end of the program, you will present a capstone project intended to address the challenges faced by your company or a specific industry. The goal is to focus your studies in a way that will immediately benefit your professional role.

The degree can be completed in two or fewer years with a flexible course load that fits your schedule.

An online program, it includes limited onsite weekend residencies at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY. 

What You'll Learn

  • Analytics
  • Construction management
  • Cost management
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Sustainability

Review our full curriculum below. 

The MSEM degree consists of 30 credit hours total, nine of which are electives. You can combine electives to explore one or more individualized concentrations. As a student, you can expect to complete the program within 24 months or less, with part-time and full-time options available.

Clarkson’s MSEM program boasts a curriculum engineered to address critical areas along the value chain including cost management, project management, sustainability and quality management for technically focused or engineering-based organizations. Electives can be combined for concentrations in data analytics, construction engineering management, artificial intelligence and manufacturing operations.

Required Core Courses (7 Courses, 21 Credits)

  • Cost Management & Financial Analysis
  • Decision Analysis & Risk Management
  • Operations Strategy & International Competitiveness
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement
  • Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • Capstone Project: Students also complete a final (or capstone) project demonstrating newfound knowledge and skills, as well as their ability to address the challenges faced by their company or a specific industry.

Concentrations/Electives (3 Courses, 9 Credits)

You then choose the remaining courses from the following list of electives:

Analytics Focus

  • Database Modeling, Design & Implementation
  • Information Visualization
  • Big Data Processing & Cloud Services
  • Data Warehousing
  • Applied Data Analytics

Construction Management Focus

  • Advanced Construction Engineering
  • Sustainable Infrastructure & Building
  • Special Topics in Construction Engineering Management

Operations Focus

  • Leading and Managing Organizations
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement 
  • Operations Management & Factory Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management​​​​​​
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Law for Engineers
  • Enterprise Sustainability

Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial Intelligence in Engineering
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Deep Learning

The Clarkson MSEM degree includes limited onsite weekend residencies at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY, with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The onsite portion of the program allows you to meet faculty as well as your peers and develop a strong rapport. Synchronous virtual sessions leverage the diversity, experience and expertise at the heart of the MS in Engineering Management program. This creates a true online learning community built on the principles of collaboration and problem-solving.

Employees from these companies have participated in the MS in Engineering Management program:

  • Amphenol Aerospace
  • ATMI Inc.
  • Blodgett
  • CA Technologies
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • CHA Consulting, Inc.
  • Chrysler Automotive
  • Constellation Energy
  • Dealertrack Technologies
  • Dewberry
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Dynapower Corporation
  • Eaton
  • Environment One Corp.
  • General Motors
  • GHD
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intertek
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lane Construction Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McLaren Engineering Group
  • National Grid
  • Nova Bus
  • PAR Technology
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Selux Corporation
  • TIMET Corporation
  • Turner Construction
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • U.W. Marx Construction
  • Xylem

A complete application consists of the following:

GRE test scores are not required.

What Students Are Saying

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Career Possibilities

A master's degree in engineering management gives engineering professionals the foundation to confidently plan, coordinate and take ownership of a large-scale project from inception to execution. Class of 2023 MS graduates in Engineering Management had starting salaries as high as $130K.

Graduates of the program have used their degrees to accelerate their career growth within their organizations. They have been able to secure leadership roles in areas like:

  • Consulting
  • Engineering sales and marketing
  • Facilities management
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Quality control
  • Supply management 

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Team
Phone: 518-631-9831

Interested in learning more about our MS in Engineering Management? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions today with your questions.

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