MS Engineering Management General Information

What is Engineering Management?

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that is concerned with the application of engineering principles to business practice. Engineering management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion.

Engineering Management programs typically include instruction in the areas of accounting, economics, project management, finance, systems engineering, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control and six sigma, operations research, human resource management, industrial psychology, safety and health.

At SJSU, our engineering management program emphasizes quality and six sigma, statistics, fundamentals of business accounting and finance, engineering economic analysis, business ethics, supply chain engineering, and systems engineering. Through technical electives, students become knowledgeable in other aspects of business management, such as project management, human resource management, and operations research.

For more information, contact Dr. Minnie Patel, the head of the MS EM program.

A Ten-Course Program

MS Engineering Management is basically a ten-course program, including nine graduate courses and a M.S. thesis/project. Further information may be obtained by calling or visiting the Graduate Advisor of the MS Engineering Management of the ISE Department.

An Evening Program Tailored for Silicon Valley Professionals

With "SJSU at the heart of the Silicon Valley," the MS with Engineering Management is essentially an "evening" program, with almost all graduate classes taught between 5:30PM and 8:30 PM. Many students in this program have full-time jobs in the Valley while attending the program. The students’ course loads vary from three units per semester to twelve units.

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