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Engineering Management Master’s Degree

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

To be considered for admission, the applicant should have a bachelor's degree in engineering or related field from a college, university, or technical school of recognized standing. Non-engineering backgrounds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. High academic achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional accomplishments is expected for admission to the program. The GRE is not required.

Applicants for admission to this program apply through the ISU Graduate College. 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 nine credits at Iowa State as a non-degree seeking student and then transfer them to the program when they are admitted. (

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:

Intro/Core (required first year)
I E 563Engineering and Systems Management3
I E 565Systems Engineering and Analysis3
Core (required)
SCM 524Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement3
I E 570Systems Engineering and Project Management3
MGMT 583Formulating and Implementing Innovation Strategies3
ACCT 581Accounting for Decision Making3
I E 560Engineering Risk Analysis3
I E 561Total Quality Management3
I E 564Decision Analysis3
I E 572Design and Evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction3
I E 577Human Factors3
I E 581e-Commerce Systems Engineering3
CON E 380Engineering Law3
FIN 501Financial Valuation and Corporate Financial Decisions3
MKT 501Marketing3
MGMT 503Professional Responsibility in Business and Society (One course from any graduate program)3
One course from any graduate program3