School of Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master of Science in Engineering Management

The Master of Science in Engineering Management program prepares you with the skills and knowledge that employers want —advanced technical skills as well as nontechnical skills in leadership, communications, and project management.

Today’s engineers need leadership and communications skills to keep their teams focused on common goals; agility and analytic skills to adapt and change course within evolving companies and industries; and business knowledge and problem-solving abilities to deliver innovative solutions as customers’ needs change.

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Prepare for your career as an engineering manager with an exceptional program that will equip you to:

  • Lead complex engineering project, teams, and organizations
  • Apply business, science, and mathematics knowledge—and engineering skills—to solve challenging technical problems
  • Analyze and design complex systems and operations, using qualitative and quantitative tools
  • Formulate ethical, responsible decisions as an engineering manager in today’s fast-paced industries and global economies

When you graduate with your Master of Science in Engineering Management from Merrimack, you’ll have the credentials and confidence to solve critical business challenges and effectively lead in today’s innovation-intensive engineering environments.

Meet the demand for business-trained engineers

Today’s employers seek savvy project managers who can help them stay ahead of the innovation curve. According to Glass Door, the national average salary for Engineering Managers is over $131,000 annually. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicates that employment of  engineering managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, and that strong competition for jobs can be expected.  U.S. growth in engineering and technology professions is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2016 and will fuel candidates seeking to position themselves for management tracts. Add these specialized management skills to your technical Bachelor’s degree, and with solid technical work experience, you will be well positioned to grow into these lucrative engineering management positions.  

With your MS degree, you’ll have a competitive advantage to build on your existing education, advance your career with new skills, or make a career change into the high-potential field of engineering management.

Program format

Our 32-credit program offers both full- and part-time formats with evening classes. Designed to meet the highest standards of the profession, the program offers you a strong return on your investment and the flexibility to complete your degree at your own pace. 

Through your coursework and classroom discussions, you’ll explore:

  • Effective project management, including decision-making and resource allocation
  • Acquire new market analysis, product development, and branding capabilities
  • Become proficient in team-building and change management.  

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants for the MSEM degree must hold a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or Bachelor of Technology degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or a closely related field.
  • Two years of related professional experience is strongly encouraged.
  • An interview may be required.