Individuals who possess both the technological and management skills necessary to lead the 21st-century workforce will always be sought after by employers. The two-year-old Master of Science in Engineering Management, a collaboration between the Whiting School’s engineering departments and the CLE, positions engineering graduate students to meet that demand. Graduating students from the inaugural MSEM class were offered positions in research, consulting and manufacturing firms, among others.
Students in the MSEM program select a technical concentration in areas that range from the molecular (nanotechnology) to the global (environmental policy). They couple the courses needed to acquire technical mastery in their chosen field with a suite of management courses: Accounting and Finance, Strategies for Innovation and Growth, Professional Presentations, Th Practice of Consulting, Managing People and Resolving Conflict, Leading Change, and the MSEM seminar course, as well as an optional internship and several elective courses.
To foster teamwork, all business courses are taught as a cohort over the fall and spring semesters. Supplemental mini-programs in CAD, sketching, presentation skills, design thinking, resume writing and cover letters, as well as a speaker series, are woven through Intersession and the yearlong Design Seminar. As part of the capstone, all MSEM students enter the JHU Business Plan Competition and are encouraged to enter other national business plan competitions as well. Funding is available for qualified teams.