Academic Catalog

MS in Engineering Management

Home Department: School of Management

Program Academic Advisor/Contact:
School of Management

Program Overview

The Master of Science Engineering Management program combines individuals’ professional engineering knowledge with education in the topics necessary to effectively manage in the contemporary technology driven business environment. Enrollment is limited to graduates of ABET accredited engineering programs or Kettering University graduates with majors in an engineering discipline. Six certificate options are embedded in the Engineering Management degree program.


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, or 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

The curriculum for the Engineering Management program involves 10 courses totaling 40 credit hours including:

  • Seven core courses for 28 credits, plus
  • Three certificate courses for 12 credits.

Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses 1,2,3
BUSN-659International Business4
FINC-619Financial Management4
IME-564Ethics and Practice of Engineering4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MGMT-659Strategy (Capstone)4
or MGMT-693 Internship in Management
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
Total Credit Hours28


Global Leadership Certificate (Available Online Only) 4
BUSN-689Organizational Behavior4
MGMT-649Ethics and Leadership4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Operations Management Certificate
MGMT-661Operations Management4
or IME-676 Lean Six Sigma
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Supply Chain & ERP Certificate (Available On-Campus Only) Select any three courses from the followings
IME-652Production System Design4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Management4
or IME-653 Tools for Managing the Supply Chain
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Technology Leadership Certificate (Available On-Campus Only)
Students select three 600 level courses from CE, CS, ECE, EE, IME, or MECH.12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Lean Principles for Healthcare Certificate (Available Online Only)
IME-656Engineering for Healthcare Systems4
IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
or MGMT-669 Supply Chain Management
HMGT-609Healthcare Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Data Analytics Certificate
CS-601Programming Methods for Data Science4
MGMT-623Data Analytics4
MGMT-624Data Visualization4
or MGMT-625 Digital Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12

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


Students admitted to the BS-Masters program can count up to three (3) 400*/500-level courses taken as an undergraduate. *400 level courses must be part of an approved 400/600 course offering.


MGMT-693 is only available to on campus students.


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 international culture and receive up to 16 credits of graduate course work.