Earn Your Master's in Engineering Management

Span the Boundaries of Engineering, Business and Technology

Tech companies require leaders with an innovative approach to complex management issues. Clarkson University’s MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a specialized executive education degree designed exclusively for high-caliber employees who work in and around tech. This dynamic, cohort-based program will provide you with the critical management skills that your organization needs to achieve its goals.

Why Earn an MS in Engineering Management From Clarkson?

This applied program was designed with input from industry partners like United Techologies, GlobalFoundries, Turner Construction, Urban Engineers and others to meet the current demands of today’s technology organizations. The curriculum uses a cohort-based model of learning that is highly active and participatory. You will deepen your knowledge through collaboration and discussions with your peers. The skills you learn in class can be applied in real time to your organization.

At the end of the program, you will present a capstone project intended to address the challenges faced by your company or a specific industry. The goal is to focus your studies in a way that will immediately benefit your professional role.

The degree can be completed in two or fewer years with a flexible course load that fits your schedule.

An online program, it includes limited onsite weekend residencies at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY.

What You'll Learn

  • Analytics
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Management
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sustainability
Review our full curriculum below.

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"When choosing a graduate program, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just a number in another big school. Clarkson considers their students as family. Each of us got the attention we needed to prosper. The staff truly cares about their students’ futures. They worked hard to help us succeed."
David Vito Imbrogno Jr. '17,​
MS in Engineering Management​
Clarkson’s MSEM program boasts a curriculum engineered to address critical areas along the value chain including cost management, project management, sustainability and quality management for technically focused or engineering-based organizations. This gives Clarkson graduates a robust body of knowledge directly applicable to core job functions. Expert faculty and experienced members of industry focus on critical analyses of issues that matter in a technical environment. Electives can be combined for concentrations in data analytics, construction engineering management, artificial intelligence and manufacturing operations. 

Core Courses (7 Courses, 21 Credits):

  • Financial Analysis & Cost Management
  • Decision Analysis & Risk Management
  • Operations Strategy & International Competitiveness
  • Strategic Project Management 
  • Leadership & Management in Engineering Organizations
  • Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • Capstone Project: Students also complete a final (or capstone) project demonstrating newfound knowledge and skills, as well as their ability to address the challenges faced by their company or a specific industry.

Electives (3 Courses, 9 Credits):

Combine For Analytics Focus
  • Database Modeling, Design & Implementation
  • Information Visualization
  • Big Data Processing & Cloud Services
  • Data Warehousing
  • Applied Data Analytics
Combine For Construction Management Focus
  • Advanced Construction Engineering
  • Sustainable Infrastructure & Building
  • Special Topics in Construction Engineering Management
Combine For Operations Focus
  • Quality Management & Process Improvement 
  • Operations Management & Factory Physics
  • Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Law for Engineers
  • Enterprise Sustainability
Combine for Artificial Intelligence Focus
  • Artificial Intelligence in Engineering
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Deep Learning
The Clarkson MSEM degree includes limited onsite weekend residencies at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY, with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The onsite portion of the program allows you to meet faculty as well as your peers and develop a strong rapport. Synchronous virtual sessions leverage the diversity, experience and expertise at the heart of the MS in Engineering Management program. This creates a true online learning community built on the principles of collaboration and problem-solving.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Every applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time of acceptance and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Amounts are awarded in accordance with a student’s academic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, professional work experience and resume.

Employee Reimbursement

Many organizations cover some or all of their employee’s tuition costs. Learn more about reimbursement programs by contacting us or your Human Resources department.

Financial Assistance

You can finance your graduate academic study through federal loans, including:
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Federal Direct Loan Application
  • Graduate Student Federal Direct PLUS Loan Application
The 2023-24 academic year tuition rate for the Engineering Management program is $995 per credit hour.
We offer rolling admissions so you can apply and start your Master of Science in Engineering Management when you’re ready. We’ve designed Clarkson’s graduate application to be simple.  A complete application file includes:
  • Completed online application.
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended.
  • 2 letters of reference.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.

Have a Question About Our Engineering Programs? Contact Us!

Laura Hopper
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
lhopper@clarkson.edu  |  518-631-9850

Office of Graduate Admissions
Clarkson University
graduate@clarkson.edu  |  518-631-9831