Is Engineering Management Right for Me?

What is Engineering Management?

With the technological challenges facing humanity on a global level, there is a critical need for companies and organizations to integrate tech skills with business acumen to solve these difficult problems.

Master of Engineering Management graduates can fill this gap. 

Engineering Management Is for you, If ...

  • You are a science or engineering major interested in developing skills in business, technology management, or entrepreneurship
  • You are interested in technology leadership or a career in industrial management, high technology management, R&D management or technology entrepreneurship in a start-up company
  • You would like to combine a core management curriculum with a master's level technical education
  • You are seeking an alternative to a traditional engineering masters in engineering or an MBA

Duke's Flexible options

How DUke Engineering Management compares

There are several key features and benefits of the Duke Master of Engineering Management degree:

 

Duke Master of Engineering Management

MBA

Traditional Engineering MS/PhD 

Curriculum

Tech-based core courses in marketing, management, finance, and law, with a wide range of technical electives in engineering, management, or business, plus unique seminar/workshop series and an internship component

A broad range of core subjects including economics, marketing, accounting, finance, and others, with specialized courses in corporate strategy, management, human resources, international business, and organizational behavior

Research-based curriculum focused on developing advanced technical comprehension in a specific technical discipline

Undergraduate Education

Requires an undergraduate degree in any engineering or science discipline

Requires an undergraduate degree from any one of a wide variety of disciplines

Requires an undergraduate degree in a specific engineering or science discipline

Duration 

Campus Program—completed in as little as 1 year
Distance Program—completed in as little as 2 years

Traditional programs are 2 years long

2 to 8 years—or more, depending on the discipline and degree

Work Experience

Recommended for students with fewer than 5 years of work experience, and tailored for students in the earliest stages of their careers

Usually requires years of work experience

Varies, depending on the discipline and degree sought

Student Career Goals

Interest in management of a technology-based organization

Interest in executive level management

Interest in research or academic positions

The Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC) also offers additional information.


Duke is a founding member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC)Duke is a founding member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a small group of highly recognized university graduate level programs in engineering management.