The online Master of Science in Engineering Management offers graduate students an opportunity to develop the technical expertise and the business competence that is in high demand for management positions in technology-based industry.
Our Master of Science in Engineering Management is an interdisciplinary program that bridges the gaps between the fields of engineering, technology, and business. Combining core courses in engineering and finance with electives throughout the College of Engineering, the program provides a solid balance of fundamental engineering principles, management and leadership techniques, and the art and science of business within the engineering industry. Students gain the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills and tools they will need to contribute to interdisciplinary teams or to take a leadership position in engineering management and address complex business challenges with innovative, practical, and effective solutions.
This online degree program is designed primarily for engineers with a technical business focus who are interested in managing technology-based programs. Students from other backgrounds are accepted on a case-by-case basis. All students are prepared for various potential careers in the engineering management field, including project management, product development and management, supply chain management, and technical organizations.
- Optional participation in a Northeastern co-op program
- Students can choose a Course-Only track or complete a Thesis or Project option
- Online format allows you to build your credentials and enhance your knowledge, while a flexible schedule minimizes the disruption on your professional and personal life
- The ability to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts
- Explore human, mathematical, entrepreneurial, managerial, and engineering aspects of project management
- Evaluate economic modeling and analysis techniques for developing practical, cost effective solutions to engineering problems
- Understand the fundamental concepts of probability
- Investigate the theory, computation, and application of deterministic models to represent industrial operations
- Completed online application form
- $75 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official GRE scores
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants
- An undergraduate degree in engineering is preferred. Mathematics or physics majors with linear algebra and multivariable calculus, or students of any major with the equivalent background in mathematics as an engineering major are acceptable.
Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed when complete as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|Funding/Early Action deadline (international and domestic applicants):||January 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||May 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (inside the U.S.):||July 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||August 1|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||August 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||September 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (inside the U.S.):||November 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||November 15|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||December 15|
|Boston part-time domestic applicants:||April 21|
|Regional campus applicants and online program (domestic) applicants:||April 21|
Choose one from the following:
Complete 16 semester hours from the Course List below.
Complete 12 semester hours from the Course List below.
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:
Complete 16 semester hours from the online course list below:
Electives outside the College of Engineering
A maximum of 9 semester hours may be taken from the following list toward the elective requirement:
Online Course List
Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. The cooperative education program, also known as “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a co-op program for graduate students. Through this program, students gain professional industry experience in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum while employed from four to eight months in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
In 2019, the Graduate School of Engineering placed nearly 1000 students in co-op positions. We have a team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resumé building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,300+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster that lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- GE Aviation
- CDM Smith
- Bose Corporation
What They Do
- Business Development
- Program and Project Management
What They're Skilled At
- Project Management
Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.