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Engineering Management Master’s Degree Online

The Engineering Management Program focuses on developing an individual’s engineering, science and management skills so they can succeed in a technology driven environment. There is a growing need for engineers that can build multi-disciplinary design teams, then lead those teams to solve technical and business challenges. The Iowa State University Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program is designed to train leaders who can meet both the technical and managerial challenges in developing modern complex engineered systems. The program can be completed on line or in residence, part-time or full-time.

Admission Requirements

Unrestricted admission requires (1) a 3.0 grade point average from an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program, (2) two years of engineering experience or current full-time employment as an engineer, (3) calculus, engineering statistics, and engineering economy. A GRE is not required for this program.

Applicants for admission to the Engineering Management Program apply through the Graduate College at Iowa State University.  Each applicant must submit:

  • Application and application fee
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted as early as possible before the beginning of the semester for which admission is sought. Individuals may also take up to 9 credits at Iowa State as a non-degree seeking student and then transfer them to the program when they are admitted. Completed applications are due January 15 for Fall admission and September 15 for Spring admission.  PLEASE NOTE that applications will not be considered after the application deadline. 

The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program at Iowa State University is focused on supporting working professionals so teaching or research assistantships typically are not available.

Degree Requirements

Engineering Management Core:

  • IE 563 Engineering Management Theory
  • IE 570 Systems Engineering and Project Management
  • MGMT 583 Strategic Management of Innovation
  • SCM 524 Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement

Supporting Courses:

  • IE 562 System Life Cycle Costing
  • IE 565 Systems Engineering and Analysis
  • Con E 380 Engineering Law
  • FIN 501 Financial Valuation and Corporate Financial Decisions
  • MKT 501 Marketing
  • MGMT 503 Professional Responsibility in Business and Society

Other focus areas in related disciplines, such as systems engineering, human factors, supply chain management, or manufacturing, may be substituted for supporting courses. A program of study is developed by the student and academic advisor to fit individual needs.

Students working in research and development who are interested in furthering their research skills may select a creative component option as part of their supporting courses.

Note: Students typically are allowed to transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-ISU graduate credit into their degree program.

Please see the Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Student Handbook for complete information.

Contact Information

Holly Twedt
Program Assistant
515-294-4702
hstwedt@iastate.edu
  Engineering-LAS Online Learning
800-854-1675 or 515-294-7470
elo@iastate.edu