A flexible degree in a global environment that allows students to expand technical depth while increasing business knowledge
Duke's campus-based Master of Engineering Management Program offers students maximum flexibility and variety to suit their interests. All students complete four core management courses. Students customize their coursework by choosing technical electives from a wide variety of courses offered by the Pratt School of Engineering or other Duke schools, such as the Fuqua School of Business, the Duke School of Law, or the Nicholas School of the Environment. An internship requirement ensures students gain valuable experience in industry. The seminar series introduces students to business leaders and the complex issues they face, while interactive workshops allow students to develop business skills.
The goal of Duke's MEM Program is to develop future leaders of technology-based organizations by providing a personal, state of the art, applied engineering management curriculum to a select group of high potential students with science and engineering backgrounds.
Flexibility: Students have a flexible choice of electives, ranging from master's courses in specific engineering disciplines, to engineering management courses, to courses offered through the Fuqua School of Business*.
Focus Areas of Study: Students may choose to take electives in a given area of study to begin to develop an expertise.
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- Interdisciplinary: Integration of business, law, and engineering with the support of the Fuqua School of Business and the Duke School of Law.
- Workshops: Bi-monthly workshops on topics such as presentation skills and negotiation skills allow students to further develop marketable business skills in an intensive, interactive environment.
- Team-based Learning: Students work together to develop solutions that could not have been attained individually.
- Case Study Method: Cases place students in a complex business situation where they must analyze a variety of options and propose a course of action based on the concepts that have been taught.
- Seminars: Seminars offer students the opportunity to interact with top industry leaders and are designed to expose students to different aspects of business and industry.
*Fuqua courses are offered on a space available basis with instructor consent. Fuqua courses are offered in 6-week terms rather than semesters, and MEM students are limited to one Fuqua course per term, two per semester. Fuqua courses require a separate registration process than that of engineering courses.