Elective Tracks

Customize your degree to match your career goals

Through our elective tracks, Duke Engineering Management students in our campus program select courses that support the job roles and career goals they have in mind.

The elective tracks help guide those choices by grouping courses by the skills needed to prepare you for your potential job role.

Customer Experience and Product Design

Designing and improving products to meet or exceed customer expectations and to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Customer Experience Data Analyst
  • Customer Success Analyst
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Engineer

Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 542: Competitive Strategies
  • EGRMGMT 556: Consulting Practicum
  • EGRMGMT 560: Project Management
  • EGRMGMT 575: Software Quality Management
  • EGRMGMT 576: Design Thinking and Innovation
  • EGRMGMT 578: Designing Customer Experiences
  • EGRMGMT 579: Using Real-Time Data to Improve Customer Quality Experience
  • EGRMGMT 587: Data Visualization
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Needs Finding
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Secure Software Development
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Uncertainty, Design, and Optimization

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Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Preparation for roles using data science to improve, accelerate and transform a business, or even to disrupt an industry

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist

Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 534: Quantitative Financial Analysis
  • EGRMGMT 556: Consulting Practicum
  • EGRMGMT 585: Fundamentals of Data Science
  • EGRMGMT 579: Using Real-Time Data to Improve Customer Quality Experience
  • EGRMGMT 586: New Opportunities in Big Data
  • EGRMGMT 587: Data Visualization
  • EGRMGMT 588: Machine Learning Principles and Applications
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: AI in Practice
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Sourcing Data for Analytics
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Marketing, Analytics & Research

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NOTE: In addition to the Master of Engineering Management, Duke Engineering offers discipline-specific master's degrees focused on data analytics and machine learning. Learn more »

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Designing, operating and improving the supply systems required to create or deliver an organization's primary products and services

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Operations Data Analyst
  • Supply Chain Data Analyst
  • Associate Supply Chain Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer

Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 556: Consulting Practicum
  • EGRMGMT 560: Project Management
  • EGRMGMT 562: Operations Management
  • EGRMGMT 563: Supply Chain Management
  • EGRMGMT 580: Decision Models
  • DECISION 614: Forecasting

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Product Management

Preparation for planning, forecasting, producing, or marketing at all stages of the product lifecycle

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Associate Product Manager
  • Product Management Analyst
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Associate Offering Engineer

Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 512: Product Management in High-Tech Companies
  • EGRMGMT 514: Negotiation/Consultative Sales
  • EGRMGMT 532: Advanced Finance for Technology-Based Companies
  • EGRMGMT 542: Competitive Strategies
  • EGRMGMT 556: Consulting Practicum
  • EGRMGMT 560: Project Management
  • EGRMGMT 572: Innovation Management
  • EGRMGMT 576: Design Thinking and Innovation
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Managing Product Development
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Marketing, Analytics & Research
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Secure Software Development
  • DECISION 614: Forecasting

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Technology Development and Commercialization

Preparation for roles tasked with transforming innovations into technology solutions and frameworks, and business processes and workflows

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Associate Consultant
  • Strategy Analyst

Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 514: Negotiation/Consultative Sales
  • EGRMGMT 532: Advanced Finance for Technology-Based Companies
  • EGRMGMT 542: Competitive Strategies
  • EGRMGMT 556: Consulting Practicum
  • EGRMGMT 560: Project Management
  • EGRMGMT 572: Innovation Management
  • EGRMGMT 574: Commercializing Technology Innovations
  • EGRMGMT 576: Design Thinking and Innovation
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Intellectual Asset Management
  • DECISION 614: Forecasting

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Entrepreneurship

Preparation for starting a business or being an intrapreneur within an existing organization and bringing innovations to market

Potential Job Roles

Dependent upon experience

  • Entrepreneur
  • Founder
  • Intrapreneur
  • Innovation Engineer

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Course Offerings

  • EGRMGMT 532: Advanced Finance
  • EGRMGMT 542: Competitive Strategies
  • EGRMGMT 560: Project Management
  • EGRMGMT 572: Innovation Management
  • EGRMGMT 576: Design Thinking and Innovation
  • EGRMGMT 590.XX: Intellectual Asset Management
  • BME 790: Clinical Skills Immersion
  • BME 790: Advanced Biomedical Design 1
  • BME 790: Advanced Biomedical Design 2
  • I&E 590 Special Topics: Mission Driven Startup
  • I&E 748 New Ventures: Discovery
  • I&E 750 New Ventures: Development
  • ENVIRON 767: Entrepreneurial Experience

Students may choose from these courses without completing the track.

Build Your Own

Design an elective track to fit your goals

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Global Health

Note: Permission is required to participate in this option.

Selected students receive priority in registering for courses. They must take the Key Courses listed below and have the option of selecting the fourth course in the Duke Global Health Institute, listed below under Other Notable Courses.

See additional information on the Duke Global Health Institute website »

Key Courses
  • GLHLTH 701: Global Health Challenges
  • GLHLTH 750: Health Systems in Developing Countries
  • GLHLTH 755: Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action
Other Notable Courses
  • ENVIRON 538: Global Environment Health: Economics and Policy
  • GLHLTH 590: Introduction to Global Health
  • GLHLTH 751: Developing Implementation/Operational Research for Improving Health Interventions
  • GLHLTH 773: Global Injury and Injury Prevention
  • GLHLTH 774: Program Evaluation for Health

Independent Study

A path of your design.


Across Duke

*Note: Fuqua School of Business offers courses on a space-available basis with instructor consent required. Fuqua courses are in six-week terms rather than semesters. A Master of Engineering Management student is limited to one (1) Fuqua course per term, two per semester. Fuqua courses require a separate registration process.


In the Research Triangle Region

Relevant courses at other nearby universities, including:

Further Options

Careers in Consulting

Many of our courses develop skills necessary for success in a career in consulting.

Students interested in consulting should consider topic areas such as:

  • Information technology
  • Finance
  • Product development

Courses helpful in consulting include:

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Aakruti Mehta"As a Duke Engineering Management student, I handpicked the courses that would be most beneficial in my chosen industry."

Aakruti Mehta '16 | Gartner Inc.