Master of Science in Engineering Management

*The MSEM is a 30 hour program and courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate busy working professionals*

Core Courses (18 Hours):    

EMGT 5103     Applied Engineering Statistics     

EMGT 5153     Engineering Project Management

EMGT 5163     Operations Analysis I   

EMGT 5173     Operations Analysis II    

EMGT 5343     Engineering Economics     

BU 6533           Leadership and Organizational Behavior  (OR)

BU 6933           Accounting for Professional Services    

Electives (9 Hours):    

EMGT 5133     Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design

EMGT 5143     Quality Systems

EMGT 5183   Advanced Project Management

EMGT 5213     Leading Professionals

EMGT 5233     Developing Opinion Leaders     

EMGT 5323     Procurement Management    

EMGT 5353     Managing Professional Services Firms    

EMGT 599V      Special Topics in Engineering Management (0-3 hours)

Capstone Project (3 Hours):

The course of study will conclude with a capstone project that requires a comprehensive application of the new skills learned.  

Course Descriptions

EMGT 5103 Applied Engineering Statistics (3)
Modeling and analysis of uncertainty and variation by probability models and distribution, regression, and basic statistical procedures pertinent to engineering. The course will cover introduction to experimental design, Taguchi methods, and statistical process control.

EMGT 5133 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design (3)
Focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students exposed to frameworks and models for structuring key issues and trade-offs. Presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. Introduces various models, methods, and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges.

EMGT 5143 Quality Systems (3)
Principles and practices of quality control methods. Topics include the Deming’s Total Quality Management for process improvement, Six Sigma, System Thinking, and ISO.

EMGT 5153 Engineering Project Management (3)
Introduction to the concepts and overview of project management. Topics covered include planning successful projects, effective leadership, team building, organizing work assignments, scheduling, managing conflict, record keeping, status reporting, communicating, and closeout.

EMGT 5163 Operations Analysis I (3)
Application-oriented introduction to systems optimization focusing on modeling and understanding system tradeoffs.  Introduces modeling methodologies including linear programming (simplex method and sensitivity analysis) network, integer, and nonlinear programming, modeling tools (sensitivity, duality and post optimal analysis), the transportation model, applications in production planning and scheduling, supply network optimization, project scheduling, and facility sizing.

EMGT 5173 Operations Analysis II (3)
A continuation of quantitative methods to develop modeling and decision-making skills.  Topics include the traveling salesperson problem, deterministic inventory models, Markov processes, decision analysis techniques, goal programming, queuing theory, and simulation of systems using software to simulate and analyze these systems.  Analysis of an actual system as a group project including formal written report and class presentation.

EMGT 5183 Advanced Project Management (3)
This course will provide a study of advanced concepts used in project management and an overview of related project management principles, both in theory and as practice in the "real world" business environment.  This course is an excellent review for students desiring to take the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) examination.

EMGT 5213 Leading Professionals (3)
This course provides insights to identifying and understanding personality types and behaviors associated with each type.  Topics of study will include the ladder of inference and its role in conflict resolution, dialogue’s role in communications, and the role of trustworthiness in developing adaptive skills in order to build support for desired outcomes.

EMGT 5233 Developing Opinion Leaders (3)
This course focuses on developing skills necessary to effect community change.  Leadership skills developed will include using metaphors to communicating technical solutions, identification of actual and perceived decision makers and those that influence decision makers, identification of allied groups to support your goals, and development of key talking points to insure a clear message.  The student will develop an understanding of the importance of influence skills, within an ethical framework, in the change process.

BU 6533 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3)
This course will examine the challenges associated with leading and managing organizational behavior within complex situations. Leadership Organizational Behavior focuses on developing skills for identifying behavioral and organizational problems, creating alternative solutions, making and communicating decisions and winning commitment for your position. We will be looking for nuances of behavior that will lead to a higher level of understanding and hence more effective leadership – nuances of adapting to different management styles, understanding the boss or subordinates, coping with conflict, developing career strategies and meeting other leadership challenges.

BU 6933 Accounting for Professional Services   (3)
This course introduces financial and managerial accounting concepts for professional services organizations and their application in the decision-making process.  Specific topics include basic concepts underlying corporate financial statements and the performance evaluation tools necessary for analyzing profitability, cash flows, financial ratios, and information needed for internal planning, decision-making, and control.

EMGT 5323 Procurement Management (3)
This course develops a holistic approach to business decision-making by integrating mission, vision, and marketing within an engineering organization.  Topics covered will include determination of mission and vision, external and internal analysis of market segments, and assessing a firm’s strategic advantages.  The QBS process of marketing to government clients will be covered.  The overall objective is to sharpen the students' abilities to "think strategically" in diagnosing market opportunities and align operations from a strategic advantage.

EMGT 5343 Engineering Economics (3)
The purpose of this course is to understand the effective and efficient management of engineering operations in an organization. This course focuses on critical issues such as product development, process planning and design, demand theory, forecasting, demand analysis, resource allocation and cost analysis, staffing, job design, and workforce measurement.

EMGT 5353 Managing Professional Service Firms (3)
This course covers firm strategy and client relationship management, exploring what it takes to become, and remain, a “trusted advisor.” The second module is grounded in the idea that developing competitive advantage in a firm’s ability to attract, hire, nourish, and motivate the best talent in the labor market and succeeding and thriving as a professional.

EMGT 599V Special Topics in Engineering Management (1-3)
Selected topics in engineering management will be offered as opportunities develop.  Course format may be lecture, independent study, lab, or project depending on the specific topic.