Engineering Management

Home Department: Department of Business

Available: May be completed On Campus or through Kettering University Online.   Current Online students that began the program under a previous Catalog may transition to Kettering University Online under this current Catalog.  Due to the nature of Online courses, all due dates for course assignments are in the Eastern Time Zone regardless of the time zone the student currently resides. KUO has a 24/7 Helpdesk available to assist students with technology issues related to Online courses.

Program Academic Advisor/Contact:

Contact the Department of Business

Program Overview

The Engineering Management program prepares graduates to manage technical professionals. It 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 students and for traditional engineering management option.  Kettering University BS/MS rules apply. Students in the Kettering University BS/MS Program can not study abroad.

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The Business Faculty have established the following Objectives and Outcomes for the MSEM:

Objective 1

  • Graduating students will have an integrated knowledge of engineering management and demonstrated ability to perform as management professionals.  They will be prepared for continued learning through their careers.

Intended Outcome

  • Students graduating from the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program are academically prepared for a business career. 

Objective 2

  • Students will have the positive perspectives and skills that create productive employees and managerial leaders. 

Intended Outcome

  • Students graduating from the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program demonstrate skills required to be productive managerial leaders. 

Department of Business Program

Participation in Outcome Assessment

As part of the Department of Business Outcome Assessment, students are required to participate in various measurement activities.  These include (but are not limited to) taking the ETS Major Field Test at the conclusion of one’s academic program.

Pursuing a Second Masters Degree in the Department of Business

The Department of Business 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 apply online at
  • 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 Department of Business 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.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:


Students entering this program must have completed courses in specified business areas. Students without this background will either be required to complete some or all of the following courses or demonstrate equivalent knowledge by passing an exam. Course Grades are included in the GPA calculation.

ACCT-518Accounting/Financial Concepts4
ECON-513Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Concepts and Applications4
MGMT-521Statistical and Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision4
MGMT-550Mgmt Concepts and Applications2
MRKT-570Marketing Concepts and Applications2

Students should review course descriptions for prerequisites and select courses carefully to avoid lacking a prerequisite in future terms.  The student is responsible for ensuring prerequisite requirements are satisfied and for completing all courses required for each degree area.  Students may wish to test out of the prerequisite area.  Each test will cost $30.00. Students may attempt each test one time only.

KUO Program of Study- MS in Engineering Management

Required Courses
BUSN-659International Business4
FINC-619Financial Management4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
IME-564Ethics and Practice of Engineering4
Select three 4-credit courses in one of the two concentration areas listed.12
Total Credit Hours40

Operations Management Concentration

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

Global Business Concentration

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

On-Campus Program of Study- MS in Engineering Management

Required Courses 1
BUSN-659International Business4
FINC-619Financial Management4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
Select two of the following:8
MBA Capstone: Innovation & New Ventures
Technology Management
Ethics and Practice of Engineering
Project and Change Management
Management Science
Science/Engineering Electives 28
Total Credit Hours40

Not study abroad


Students select two courses from CHEM, CS, ECE, IME, ISYS, MATH, MECH, MFGO. Students in the BS/MS program can count up to two 500-level courses taken as an undergraduate if they apply and are admitted to the BS/MS program.    

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. 

Refer to the Graduate Course Offering Matrices (Department of Business) section of this catalog for a listing of when courses are offered.  This will allow you to plan when you take each course and complete the program.  Check the schedule each term for availability.