Engineering Management Graduate Program

KU Edwards Campus

The M.S. program provides a superior graduate education for technical managers from engineering, science, mathematics, and computer science. EMGT graduates are more effective managers in technology-based organizations and are better able to promote entrepreneurial activities for new businesses.

The EMGT program integrates management with technology by focusing on 3 dimensions:

  1. Technical: an understanding of and proficiency in engineering and science.
  2. Human: the ability to build a collaborative effort within a group.
  3. Conceptual: the ability to apply analytical thought to the management process and to the enterprise as a total system.

The EMGT program offers these emphasis areas: consulting engineering services, manufacturing/process engineering and systems and information technology.

Courses are taught on weekday evenings or Saturdays on the KU Edwards Campus by Graduate Faculty members of the School of Engineering. All courses are available by e-learning.

Graduate Admission

KU Edwards Campus

To enter KU's Master of Science in Engineering Management program, applicants must have:

  1. Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in engineering or related science from an accredited institution. Technology degrees are considered only with a very high (e.g. 3.8) GPA and substantial experience (8-10 years).
  2. A 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Admission may be granted on a provisional basis if an applicant’s GPA is between 2.50 and 2.99.
  3. Two year's full-time, post-undergraduate work experience in a technological environment.
  4. International students must also meet the English requirement by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or have a degree from an English speaking institution.  Financial support requirements must also be met.

Engineering Management (EMGT) does not require the GRE or GMAT.

A completed application includes the application fee, application form, résumé, 1 original transcript, and 3 recommendation forms. International students must also meet English and financial requirements.  Course schedules, faculty biographical information, and other program information may be requested from the EMGT office or downloaded from the program's website.

Admissions Deadline

Our program priority deadlines for admission are:

Fall Admission: December 15 (all applicants)

Spring Admission: September 30 (all applicants)

*The department will accept applications after the priority deadline, but those applicants will not be considered for additional funding options.

Graduate applications should be submitted online.

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Engineering Management
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213-2402

 

M.S. Degree Requirements

KU Edwards Campus

The Master of Science program in Engineering Management has two options available:

Option A requires 30 hours of credits (21 credits in required core courses, 6 credits in electives and a field project of 3 hours) with a final oral examination. This option is recommended for students who plan to pursue additional degrees or who have a specific work-related project that needs further exploration.

Option B requires 34 hours of credits (22 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses) with an oral examination. It does not require a field project.

Option A (Field project) Research Option - TOTAL 30 CREDITS

Required Core Courses including the Field Project - 24 Credits

EMGT 802Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems3
EMGT 806Finance for Engineers3
EMGT 809Personal Development for the Engineering Manager4
EMGT 821Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects (prerequisite: EMGT 806)3
EMGT 830Case Studies in Engineering Management (prerequisite: complete 21 credits hours)2
Select one of the following for Core Quantitative Course Requirement:3
Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making
Engineering Systems Simulation
Select one of the following for Core Project Management Course Requirement:3
Design Project Management in Professional Practice
Management of Internal Engineering Projects
Capstone:
EMGT 835Field Project (M.S.) (prerequisite: complete XX number of hours)3
Total Hours24

Required Electives (6 credits)

Option B: Non-Research Option - TOTAL 34 CREDITS

Required Core Courses - 22 Credits

EMGT 806Finance for Engineers3
EMGT 809Personal Development for the Engineering Manager4
EMGT 821Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects (prerequisite: EMGT 806)3
Select one of the following for Core Quantitative Course Requirement:3
Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making
Engineering Systems Simulation
Select one of the following for Core Project Management/Leadership Course Requirement:3
Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers
Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager
Select one of the following for Core Project Management Course Requirement:3
Design Project Management in Professional Practice
Management of Internal Engineering Projects
Capstone:
EMGT 830Case Studies in Engineering Management (prerequisite xx number of hours)3
Total Hours22

Required Electives (12 credits)

Electives

All elective courses outside of the EMGT program must be listed as graduate courses, taken for graduate credit, and approved by an EMGT faculty member in order to apply toward the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree. Approved EMGT elective courses are listed below:

EMGT 801Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers3
EMGT 802Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems3
EMGT 803Technological Forecasting and Assessment3
EMGT 804Business Development and Marketing of Professional Services3
EMGT 805Management of Innovation3
EMGT 807Labor and Employee Relations for the Engineering Manager3
EMGT 808Quality Management3
EMGT 812Law and the Design Professional3
EMGT 814Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager3
EMGT 815Business Relationships and Selling Skills3
EMGT 816Energy Management3
EMGT 817Mathematics for the Engineering Manager3
EMGT 818Advanced Mathematics for the Engineering Manager2
EMGT 824Product Marketing for Engineering Managers3
EMGT 840Systems Approach to Engineering3
EMGT 850Environmental Issues for Engineering Managers3
EMGT 860Special Problems in Engineering Management1-4
EMGT 862Manufacturing Systems Integration3
EMGT 867Advanced Operations Management3