Master of Science Engineering Management Online

Master of Science Engineering Management Online

Distinguish Yourself with a Masters In Engineering Management Online

The Master of Science in Engineering Management Online program goes beyond the scope of an MBA by combining individuals’ professional engineering knowledge and applying it into a project management context. This degree program delivers the holistic leadership and communication skills needed to manage a high-technology, cross-disciplinary team.


This course provides an overview of the expanding role of international business in the world marketplace. Emphasis is placed on exploring the complex issues relating to the best practices in international business. This course will use case studies to illustrate the major topics.

Online Engineering Management Program Fast Facts

  • No GRE/GMAT required

  • Customize your degree with a choice of graduate certificates in: Global Leadership, Healthcare Management, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management Level I and II

  • An MS in Engineering Management Online degree can be completed more quickly than most MBA programs, which take on average two or three years
  • Throughout the program, there is the opportunity to practically apply what you learn in the classroom- "Learn Today-Use Tomorrow"
  • Fully Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • 100% online. Ideal for busy, working professionals
  • 40 credits, 10 courses- can be completed in as little as a year full time

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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the role in the firm performed by financial management. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded.

The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The need for financial managers to provide both ethical and legal leadership for the firm is stressed throughout the course.

Masters in Engineering Management by the Numbers

The average base salary for Engineering Managers is $115,204


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The purpose of this course is to begin preparing students for management positions in high-tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high-technology staff. Subjects include:

  • High-tech leadership and communication
  • Change management
  • Lean thinking
  • HR issues
  • Ethics
  • Persuasion

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We understand pursuing a master’s degree can be a big decision with many factors to consider. Our knowledgeable and supportive enrollment advisors are here to help guide your decision about our program offerings to achieve your career goals. 

By connecting with an Enrollment Advisor, you can expect to: 

  • Receive in-depth knowledge on the program and the admissions process
  • Benefit from having a 1-on-1 conversation to ensure the program fits your academic and professional goals
  • Learn more on how you could earn 2 degrees in 2 years
  • Receive a recommendation on which of our certificates align with your graduate degree and why
  • Be advised and assisted with putting together a strong file for the Admissions Committee to review

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This course overviews information systems (IS) at two levels: the strategic role of IS and a process-oriented view of the organization and its relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. We view processes as vehicles for achieving strategic objectives and transforming the organization.

The major focus of the course is how organizations implement processes globally using enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and social networks. The course also provides a brief IS infrastructure overview and addresses key IS management topics. Students learn about the ethical and legal implications of information systems.

Online Engineering Management Degree Featured Courses

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Engineering Management program at Kettering University Online:


This course provides an overview of marketing’s role in connecting businesses to other businesses. While this course will cover the basic business management topics, a special emphasis is placed on the best practices in market relationship management, supply chain management, and strategy development. Cases will be used throughout the course to illustrate various concepts and issues.

Salary Expectations for Online Engineering Management Masters Graduates

  • Corporate/Executive Management: $179,929
  • VP, Manufacturing/Production: $183,400
  • Director, Manufacturing/Production: $137,100
  • Engineering Management: $106,400
  • R&D/Product Development Management: $110,700

This course deals with the professional and ethical considerations of an engineer in contemporary society. Discussions include the code of ethics for engineers, case studies on conflict of interest, team, engineering/ management responsibilities, environmental considerations, and professional registration. This class requires a live weekly discussion.

Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree

Imagine having a leg-up on the competition by not just getting one Master’s degree but having two Masters degrees for the same number of courses some institutions have for only one degree? In addition to earning your master’s in engineering management, we provide a unique option for you to enroll in just four extra courses to earn your online MBA as well*.

MSEM 2nd degree option

  • Get your MBA as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
  • Get two master’s degrees plus your customized certificate to add weight to your resume
  • No need to complete a 2nd certificate course; get your 2nd master’s degree in record time 

As an engineer manager you have a powerful set of technical skills you bring to the job everyday.  Add business acumen to provide that extra value on the job and for your career trajectory.

*All courses need to be within 6 years.


The capstone business class focuses on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of organizational policy and strategy from the perspective of the senior manager/strategy planner. Consideration is additionally given to information technology, global operations, ethics, legal perspectives, and the functional level strategies of the organization. An integrative approach uses the case method to explore executive decision-making in the global marketplace.

Ideal if your goal is


To attain a leadership role

To launch your own business

Engineering Management

To gain project management skills

To lead a cross-disciplinary team

Operations Management

To link people, performance and processes

To advance your career in procurement, revenue and operations

kinds of jobs


Median base salary

General Management

IT/MIS Consultant

Engineering Management

Average annual salary

$140,000 annually
Director of Engineering

$119,000 annually
Quality Assurance Director

Operations Management

Average annual salary

$126,000 annually
Senior Risk Manager

$117,000 annually
Operations Senior Analyst

Skills employers are looking for


Ability to write and speak persuasively

Actively listen and gauge the needs of internal and external stakeholders

Adaptability to work with the resources at hand

Engineering Management

Coordinating collaborative efforts/processes across multiple teams

Mentor and foster functional subject matter experts on your teams

Look holistically at a project and communicate specific responsibilities to team members

Operations Management

The ability to promote and enforce company as well as government regulations

Ability to understand data including finances and how it impacts the overall operations of the organization

Have the skills necessary to work successfully cross-departmentally and with individuals outside of the organization

What Is the Best Engineering Management Philosophy?

Engineers, at the beginning of their career often focus on mastering the technical aspects and responsibilities of their job. After establishing an effective skill set and a firm work ethic, some engineers feel ready for more – more responsibility, more variety in their daily tasks, and more of a desire to contribute to their company’s ability to achieve its strategic goals.

One way to accomplish this is by becoming a manager. The Master of Science Engineering Management Online degree program from Kettering University Online delivers the holistic leadership and communication skills needed to manage a high technology, cross-disciplinary team.

Engineering management lies at the intersection of applying sound engineering principles to projects and having the savvy business acumen necessary for all financial, administrative, and planning activities that support project development from conception to completion.

Engineering managers lead research and development teams working on new products, processes, or designs, or working to improve existing ones.