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Engineering Management Student Opportunities

Engineering Management provides practical experience and networking opportunities for upper-level managers and entrepreneurs.

Student Opportunities

Engineering Management gives you plenty of opportunity to learn the real-world skills you’ll need to broaden your horizons to encompass an entire system from manufacturing and supply chain management to marketing and sales. You’re engineering background is critical, but it’s only the start of your career potential.
Student making a class presentation for Engineering Management students.

Integrated Project

An Integrated Project is a little like a Master’s Thesis combined with a real-world business plan or analysis. You’ll tackle a business or management challenge from a systems approach. Integrated Projects look at all the domains we cover in your coursework: technical, marketing, finance, and organizational issues. The blend of these domains varies with each project and is determined for a specific project at the proposal stage. Common project types include: new product development, development of a business plan for a new business venture, re-engineering of existing organizational process, a technology assessment study.

Students standing and talking in a circle at a RISE social event.


Rose Innovative Student Entrepreneurs is a club dedicated to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among Rose-Hulman students. The club, founded in 2012, empowers students to make their ideas into reality by giving them the tools to start, refine, and realize the visions that will shape tomorrow.

One of the main events sponsored by RISE, is the Startup! Seminar. Like many seminars, it features inspirational speakers, but unlike many, it offers hands-on group work and problem-solving, all with constructive input from the entrepreneurial experts themselves.


“Saying this program opened doors to opportunity does not begin to express the benefits of the MSEM program. Rose has transformed me into a professional who is valued and appreciated.”

- Daryl Rumbly (2010)

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Engineer developing a part for an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Account Executive

Account Executive/Sales Managers direct organizational sales teams, set goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for sales representatives.
Biomedical engineer studying object through a microscope.

Consulting Engineer

Consulting engineers play a key role in the global economy, providing critical technical and management services in a broad range of fields as one of the largest professional service providers.
Engineer designing a device on a laptop computer.

Manufacturing Operations Manager

These highly skilled professionals have extensive organizational responsibilities including quality control, customer service, inventory control, materials planning, cost, and dealing with vendors.
Dr. Craig Downing lecturing to a class.

Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing, the interim Dean of Lifelong Learning, Director of Graduate Studies and Head of the Department of Engineering Management, has extensive experience teaching manufacturing, management, and mathematics at the post-secondary level. He has 10 years of industrial experience, four years as a process engineer and six years as a private consultant for organizations such as Lockheed Martin/NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Crain Enterprises.