Today's global marketplace requires individuals skilled in the integration of technology and business management. Our undergraduate bachelor's degree program in Engineering & Management (E&M) offers expansive curriculum in both the engineering and business fields, providing a unique educational experience. 

Among those distinctive features is the requirement to participate in an international experience to gain the skills and culture sought by companies. At our Fall and Spring Career Fairs, there are 180+ companies, over half of which prefer to recruit Engineering & Management students.

An interdisciplinary program offered by the Reh School of Business and the Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson's Engineering & Management major teaches critical competencies inspired by industry, including technical problem-solving skills, team building, effective communication, multitasking, critical thinking and cross-functional decision-making. Utilizing Clarkson’s core strengths of engineering principles and technical problem-solving, in conjunction with managerial decision-making, you receive a balanced education designed to transform you into future business and engineering leaders.

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Engineering and Management Careers

Clarkson University Class of 2020 100 percent placement rating

With a Clarkson Engineering & Management bachelor's degree, you will be prepared for a career in any of the following fields:

  • supply chain management
  • consulting
  • manufacturing and production
  • project management
  • marketing and technical sales
  • quality systems management
  • entrepreneurship
  • applications engineering
  • construction management

Students who graduated from our Class of 2019 Engineering & Management program had an average starting salary of over $61,400, with the highest starting salary at $100,000.

Engineering & Management majors have been recruited by companies such as: Amazon, BAE Systems, Boston Organics, Eaton, Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Gap Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., IBM, Johnson Controls, Pratt & Whitney, Proctor & Gamble, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric, Snap-on Tools, The Walt Disney Company, Veritas Prime, Viking Civies and Volvo Group North America. 

Many students have also chosen to continue on to graduate schools, such as University of California - Irvine, Bournemouth University, Carnegie Mellon and Clarkson's own M.S. and Ph.D. programs including our unique Master's of Science in Engineering Management.  

Engineering and Management Curriculum & Academic Options

We differ from other undergraduate business disciplines because Engineering & Management majors take courses from faculty in the David D. Reh School of Business, the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences. You will be prepared for a wide range of career options within the rapidly changing technical and managerial aspects of any organization - ideal for those who desire breadth and flexibility in a career centered on leadership and technology.

    Major in Engineering and Management

    The Engineering & Management undergraduate bachelor's degree program has 117 program-specific credits out of 120 credits required for graduation. By the time you graduate from Clarkson, you will be ready to move into industry or graduate school with the ability to succeed in a diverse marketplace. Take courses such as:

    • Team-Based Design and Innovation
    • Technological Entrepreneurship
    • Invention Development and Protection
    • Database Design & Management
    • Supply Chain Environmental Management
    • Project Management
    • Process Engineering and Design
    • Management of Technology

    Engineering and Management Major Curriculum

    Relevant Minors & Concentrations

    Engineering & Management majors can take advantage of related minors, concentrations and tracks offered both by the Engineering & Management program and Clarkson. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks. 

    Global Supply Chain Management Concentration

    Project Management Minor

    Construction Management Track

    All Clarkson Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

    Our Student Success

    97% Class of 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
    75% Employed
    17% Continuing Ed
    5% Alternative
    Top Employers

    Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

    $64,384 Starting Salary

    For the Class of 2020

    Top Grad Schools

    Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Internships & Co-ops

    Engineering & Management majors have a variety of internship and co-op opportunities. A long list of companies recruit our Clarkson E&M students, and just a small portion of them are listed below:

    Internships & Co-ops
    • 43North
    • Across the Nation
    • Advance Testing Co., Inc.
    • Amphenol RF
    • AngioDynamics
    • BASF
    • BBL Construction Services
    • Berry Plastics 
    • BLM Construction
    • BorgWarner Morse TEC
    • Carestream Health
    • CCL Industries
    • Clarkson University Facilities & Services
    • Consigli Construction Co.
    • Constellation Brands
    • Custom Products, Inc.
    • Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Delaware Engineering
    • Dresser-Rand Group
    • Fastenal
    • Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
    • GE (all divisions)
    • Hueber-Breuer Construction
    • Iberdrola USA
    • Indium Corporation
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    • Jeffords Steel & Engineering Co.
    • LaFata & Son, Inc.
    • M+W Group
    • Mohawk Global Logistics
    • National Grid
    • Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
    • PAR Government Systems Corp.
    • Philips Healthcare
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Remington Arms Company
    • Seneca - An Arrow Company
    • Siemens Corp.
    • Target
    • The Corradino Group
    • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
    • Town of Niskayuna Engineering Dept.
    • US Army CLC
    • Vermont Mechanical
    • Waypoint Consulting
    • Wegmans

    Student Clubs & Teams

    Business & Engineering Student Clubs

    E&M students can get involved outside the classroom through over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, including several related to business and engineering. These include:

    • Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honor Society
    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • Associated General Contractors
    • Clarkson Innovation Network (CIN)
    • Clarkson Strategic Investment Group
    • Model UN
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • Society of Human Resource Management
    • Society of Professional Women 
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Student Association for Engineering Management
    • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
    Engineering Project Teams & Resources

    For those E&M students looking for hands-on engineering experience, we offer our SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design) teams, Any major can join any of our 12 SPEED teams, with engineering and management students getting involved in teams like Baja SAE, SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge and Steel Bridge. 

    The Student Prototyping Machine Shop is a fully equipped engineering machine shop for student use. Manual lathes and mills, an extensive welding lab, water jet cutting, as well as computer driven machining centers are provided for students to use for research and engineering competitions. Multidisciplinary Project Team Undergraduate Courses (MT Courses) are offered to all students who are interested in learning everything from basic shop skills, lathes, milling, welding, MasterCam and CNC Machining. Students also use the Innovation Hub, a University-wide resource hosted by Clarkson Ignite, to hone their skills and ideas using state-of-the-art technology.

    Business & Engineering Undergraduate Research

    Director of Clarkson's undergraduate Engineering & Management (E&M) Program Michelle Crimi works in her lab with students

    Engineering & Management majors benefit from having a wide variety of research projects consistently being pursued by faculty and graduate students from both the Coulter School of Engineering and the Reh School of Business. Any undergraduate student looking to have a research experience has the opportunity to do so. Engineering & Management faculty have a wide range of research interests, including:

    • Design and management of performance improvement initiatives for product development, manufacturing, construction and service (healthcare) environments

    • Lean Systems Engineering: Lean product development, Lean for Healthcare, Lean for Sustainability, and Lean Manufacturing

    • Development of in situ remediation technologies for treating contaminated groundwater (PFAS)

    • Leveraging technology advancements to improve the supply chain of electricity while keeping the resiliency and security of smart grid operations

    • Extending operations research methodologies to address practical problems in supply chain management, planning, and scheduling


    The Undergraduate Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,,  and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)Read more to access enrollment and graduation data.

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