Who is our typical student?
Many of our students are technical professionals, in the work
force for some years, looking to advance their
careers. The careers of our alumni include:
- Project managers
- Manufacturing professionals
- Design engineers
- Logistics managers
- Systems engineers
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing site director
- Human resources managers
- Utility executive
- Product managers
- Independent entrepreneurs
We also have a growing number of full time students who add an
Engineering Management degree following completion of their
undergraduate technical studies. This adds the dimensions of
business and management to their educational foundation.
How Our Students Decide -- M.S., MBA, MSEM/MEM?
Our Engineering Management applicants often come to us after
considering an MBA or an M.S. in a technical field.
While the MBA typically provides more depth and breadth in
management, many of our students have decided that much of the
material in the MBA degree is a distraction from their
technical focus. Those who are considering a technical M.S. degree
feel that their BS credentials are not adequate for their goals.
Those in this group who pursue the Engineering Management degree
instead of the M.S. appreciate the grounding in management
disciplines that increases their effectiveness in implementing
They also like the five technical courses that enable them to
hone technical skills further, especially in areas like system
engineering and quality and supply chain optimization.