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Master’s in Engineering Management vs. MBA

How an M.Eng. Degree Prepares You for Leadership in Engineering

Either a master of engineering (M.Eng.) in engineering management or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can help engineers advance in their organization or industry. However, a master’s degree in engineering management prepares engineers for leadership skills within the context of their field, while an MBA prepares them for more general roles in the business world. Though the M.Eng. degree is a slightly newer degree than the MBA, both are established degree programs that are highly regarded.

Both an MBA and an M.Eng. in engineering management prepare students with advanced knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Management and leadership
  • Communications
  • Finance and accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Supply change management
  • Decision-making

However, despite their similarities, the two degrees have important differences in student backgrounds, program curriculum and degree outcomes.

Master’s in Engineering Management Curriculum

The master of engineering in engineering management program consists of 30 credits and can be completed in as few as 12 months. The program offers a challenging and engaging curriculum designed for experienced professionals who want to develop business and entrepreneurial skills for advancement in their industries. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Technology development and innovation
  • Strategy and forecasting
  • Staffing and operational management

  • Product development
  • Experience design
  • Leadership in engineering and technology

Classes in the immersive online program explore management principles through an engineering and tech-focused lens. Course subjects range from fundamental management competencies to industry-specific issues.

As a student in the program, you will take courses such as:

  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Applied Leadership in Engineering Management
  • Technology Forecasting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Marketing of Technology Products
  • Program and Project Management
  • IP for Engineers and Scientists
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Engineering Capstone Project

Master’s in Engineering
Management Courses

The master of engineering in engineering management online program consists of 30 credits that can be completed over the course of three to six terms. Learn more about the courses you will take as a student in the descriptions below.

Sample Course Sequences

The Accelerated Track can be completed in as little as 12 months over three terms. The Standard Track can be completed in as few as 20 months over five terms.

When choosing the Standard or Accelerated Track, you should also assess whether your course load will be considered full-time or part-time for financial aid purposes. More information can be found on the Financial Aid FAQs.

Online M.Eng. in Engineering Management Admissions

Admission to the master of engineering in engineering management online program is highly selective. An undergraduate degree in engineering (or STEM) is required, and you must have at least two years of relevant professional experience to apply.

Academic Year: 2024/25

Admissions Deadlines

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Spring 2025

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GRE test scores are not required to apply to the M.Eng. program.
View the Admissions page to learn more.

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