MS in Engineering Management

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Program Overview

The Master of Science Engineering Management program blends education in traditional business topics with technical coursework in engineering. Enrollment is limited to graduates of ABET accredited engineering programs or Kettering University graduates with majors other than management or business.

The Bachelor/Master option is available to all KUO and on-campus Engineering Management students.  Kettering University BS/MS rules apply. Students in the Kettering University BS/MS Program can not study abroad.

School of Management Program Policies

Pursuing a Second Masters Degree in the School of Management

The School of Management encourages interested graduates of Kettering University’s MS and MBA programs to pursue a second master’s degree subject to the following policies (effective July 1, 2010):

  • Students pursue a single master’s degree at a time.  Students desiring a second master’s degree must complete the application.
  • To earn a second master’s degree, students must complete all degree requirements for the degree.  In so doing, students must complete additional credit hours equal to a minimum of 40% of the second degree’s requirements:
    • For MBA (or MS) graduates pursuing a 10 course MS degree – minimum of four additional courses (16 credits).
    • For MS graduates pursuing a 12 course MBA degree – minimum of five additional courses (20 credits).
  • In order to gain maximum advantage from prior work, graduates must apply for their second master’s degree within three years of graduating from their first degree program.  The admission committee will review applicants beyond the three-year time limit to establish the currency of their course work.  Students in this case may be required to complete more than 40% of the second degree’s requirements.
  • Students can transfer a maximum of 8 credits to Kettering University for use in their graduate studies.  Pursuit of a second master’s degree does not raise this limit.

Transfer Credits

The School of Management evaluates transfer credits consistent with other sections in this catalog.  In addition, the department adheres to the following policies:

  • Transfer credits cannot be more than two years old.
  • Transfer credits must not have been used for a degree at another institution.
  • Transfer credit is only considered for courses with a grade of B or better.


A foundational level of knowledge in critical areas is required prior to beginning the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program. This foundation helps to ensure that students are prepared to fully engage and succeed in the coursework associated with graduate programs in management. Students must have an undergraduate course in each of the following areas, complete MGMT-510 Foundations of Business, or test out of individual prerequisite courses through self-directed study.

Areas of prerequisite knowledge:

Managerial Accounting

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

MS in Engineering Management

Required Courses 1,2
BUSN-659International Business4
FINC-619Financial Management4
IME-564Ethics and Practice of Engineering4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
Total Credit Hours28

Global Leadership Certificate3

BUSN-689Organizational Behavior4
MGMT-649Ethics and Leadership4
Total Credit Hours12

Operations Management Certificate

IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project and Change Management4
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain and ERP Certificate

IME-652Designing Value in the Supply Chain4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Operations4
Total Credit Hours12

Healthcare Management Certificate

IME-656Engineering for Healthcare Systems4
IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
or MGMT-669 Supply Chain Operations
HMGT-609Healthcare Management4
Total Credit Hours12

Study Abroad credits cannot be applied to this core courses set.


Students admitted to the Kettering BS/MS program can count up to two (2) 500-level courses taken as an undergraduate.


 Students affiliated with the SACM program are not allowed to enroll in this certificate.

The degree also has a study-abroad option that allows students to experience German culture and receive up to 16 credits of graduate course work.