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The Master of Science in Engineering Management program, offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, prepares students to manage large engineering operations and brings together topics from across several fields to help them develop the leadership skills necessary to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems. Students may pursue this degree directly from their undergraduate program, but it is also available to working professionals looking for professional development opportunities.
The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a fully online, asynchronous degree program and consists of 8-week courses. All degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student’s advisor, in conjunction with the Advising and Examining Committee (AEC), will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to each student’s needs, in order to provide the necessary support to prepare them for their careers.
The graduates of the program will build upon their prior engineering education and/or professional experience, to strengthen their ability to effectively manage business operations, projects, and teams. They will practice holistic learning on a continual basis to acquire skills that are necessary to promote innovation, creative solutions, and diversity.
They will apply specialized knowledge to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems to improve business processes, with many emerging as the leaders of tomorrow.
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English Language Proficiency
Generally, applicants whose first language is not English must submit adequate TOEFL or IELTS results before an application can be considered for admission to WVU:
Applicants who have received a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand or Australia need not submit TOEFL/IELTS results.
However, applicants having only a master’s degree from an accredited US college or university must still provide acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Learn more about faculty experiences in the Engineering Management M.S. program.
Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827. Please contact the WVU Financial Aid Office at (304) 293-5242 or financialaid.wvu.edu for additional information.
Engineering Management M.S. total degree cost: $21,450 – Residents and Non-Residents
Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.
This is an online coursework only M.S. degree. All M.S. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student’s advisor, in conjunction with the student’s Advising and Examining Committee (AEC) will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs. The underlying principle of the planned program is to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degrees and prepare them for their careers.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses
A minimum of 60% of courses must be from 500 level or above
Foundation Courses (18)
Select six from the following:
|Intro to Engineering and Systems Management
|Operations and Supply Chain Management
|Analytics for Decision Making
|Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis
|Strategic Engineering Management
|New Product and Service Development
Elective Courses (12)
Select four from the following:
|Lean Six Sigma
|Machine Learning for Business Analytics
Any BIOM, BMEG, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPE, CS, EE, EMGT, IENG, IH&S, MAE, MATH, MINE, PNGE, PHYS, SAFM, SENG, or STAT courses 400-795 as approved by the student's AEC
Total Hours: 30
After graduation from the WVU MSEM program, students will be able to be promoted to higher levels of leadership and responsibility within their organization, pursue further higher education opportunities, or launch a new venture as an entrepreneur.
Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree may be prepared for the following careers: architectural and engineering manager, project/plant manager, process/product manager, operational excellence team leader and supply chain/logistics manager.
Engineering managers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021-2031. Although slower than some professions, 14,000 job openings for architectural and engineering managers are projected over the next decade.
Yes, you will need a Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering department, or from physics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, or a similar technical or science program. In general, a degree in one of the “hard” science programs is required with at least two years of calculus or equivalent mathematics.
Jobs in this field can include but are not limited to the following careers: architectural and engineering manager, project/plant manager, process/product manager, operational excellence team leader and supply chain/logistics manager.
Graduates can expect to find employment in several work environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics credits the largest employer of architectural and engineering managers as the manufacturing industry.
Managers are required to make decisions/judgements, interact with others, adapt to changes, and carry-on verbal interactions on a regular basis.