MS Engineering Management & Career opportunities

About the Program

At Galvanize Test Prep, we often come across students who have done their undergraduate degree in engineering and would like to look at options for a master’s program which would give them a blend of engineering and management courses. Similarly, we also come across a number working professionals with 1-3 years of experience who aspire to perform engineering/technical management roles in companies and do not wish to go for an MBA.

The MS in Engineering Management program is a great choice for such students and working professionals as it bridges the gap between technology and management.

  • Graduates from this program typically have a sound understanding of engineering, technology and management fundamentals
  • The curriculum typically consists of a number of core technical courses from the school of engineering and a number of core foundation management courses
  • Apart from these core courses, students also have the option to pursue a couple of  elective courses in areas of interest

Graduates from this program typically have a sound understanding of engineering, technology and management fundamentals

The curriculum typically consists of a number of core technical courses from the school of engineering and a number of core foundation management courses

Apart from these core courses, students also have the option to pursue a couple of  elective courses in areas of interest

Similar program but different names at different Universities

The MS in Engineering Management sometimes appears as a program under different names. Some universities like Duke University call the MS in Engineering Management and offer it as separate program in their school of engineering.

In other Universities, Engineering Management is sometimes offered as a specialization under the department of Industrial Engineering or is closely affiliated to the Industrial Engineering department. For example, Northwestern University, the MS in Engineering Management is considered an affiliate program of the department of Industrial Engineering.

Some universities like Stanford University have a department called Management Sciences & Engineering which has a course curriculum quite similar to the Engineering Management option. All of these are great options for a student considering applying to this field.

Work Experience & Test Scores as a requirement

A question that frequently comes up is if work experience is required. While work experience is not mandatory in most universities for the engineering management programs, any work experience whether full-time or internships will greatly enhance the probability of the student getting into highly ranked university for the program.

For students with an undergraduate degree in engineering that aspire to apply for this program, we highly recommend that they do a couple of good internships in their 2nd and 3rd year as it will greatly enhance their profile. This is very important as:

  • Engineering management tends to be very industry focused as a program. The courses tend to be very practical and job oriented and so good internships or work experience will help the student appreciate some of the courses a lot more
  • Internships or work experience will also help the students select some of their elective courses better. Usually,the elective courses can also be taken at the School of Business at that university and so work experience/internships will help students get more out of those courses
  • Internships and work experience prior to enrolling in the program will also add a lot of value to the resume of the candidate when they search for jobs after graduation

Engineering management tends to be very industry focused as a program. The courses tend to be very practical and job oriented and so good internships or work experience will help the student appreciate some of the courses a lot more.=

Internships or work experience will also help the students select some of their elective courses better. Usually,the elective courses can also be taken at the School of Business at that university and so work experience/internships will help students get more out of those courses

Internships and work experience prior to enrolling in the program will also add a lot of value to the resume of the candidate when they search for jobs after graduation

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores are required for getting admission into the MS in Engineering Management program. Higher test scores will greatly enhance one’s chances of getting into a top ranked University. Toefl scores are required for all international applicants.

Career opportunities after an MS in Engineering Management

The great part about the Engineering Management program is that it opens up avenues for students in a variety of industries and roles after graduating from the program. Typical roles that students take up after the MS in Engineering Management include:

  • Program/Product management roles in technology firms
  • Supply Chain Analyst/ Managers roles at Manufacturing, Ecommerce/Logistics firms
  • Operational Management roles in Manufacturing and Ecommerce/Logistics
  • Analyst/Management Consultant roles focused on strategy/ operational excellence in management consulting firms
  • Analyst roles in Financial firms and Banks

Program/Product management roles in technology firms

Supply Chain Analyst/ Managers roles at Manufacturing, Ecommerce/Logistics firms

Operational Management roles in Manufacturing and Ecommerce/Logistics

Analyst/Management Consultant roles focused on strategy/ operational excellence in management consulting firms

Analyst roles in Financial firms and Banks

If you have any further questions about the MS in Engineering Management option, please feel free to reach out to us and talk to one of our Academic Counselors.

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