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Industry Relations and Advisory Board

Partner with Duke Engineering

For top-performing companies, skilled engineers need more—they need to understand the essentials of management and leadership to provide a competitive advantage to your organization.

The Duke Master of Engineering Management's interdisciplinary curriculum develops professionals ready to lead and ready to develop solutions to today's complex business problems.

Ways to Partner with Duke

Online Education for Your Employees

Duke offers the Master of Engineering Management online for working professionals—it features three week-long residencies on our campus over two years of study.

Our online Engineering Management students take the same core curriculum and work with the same faculty as our on-campus students: marketing, finance, intellectual property and business law, and management. In addition, they focus on building expertise in commercialization, finance, or operations management, with additional technical electives to further their technical knowledge.

Duke's innovative learning method integrates the flexibility of online classes with cohort-centric residencies that promote skill and knowledge development through activities, seminars, and workshops.

See the partnership we developed with Boeing »


Sue Brien


The Duke Master of Engineering Management Program's Internship Requirement ensures students gain valuable experience in industry, while employers benefit from motivated students who are eager to contribute to your company.

Students are responsible for finding and coordinating their internship, but program staff can post internship notices to students through their dedicated communication channels.

A typical internship is eight to 12 weeks, with eight weeks being the minimum acceptable length of time, and should involve a well-defined project.


Susan Brien


Consulting practicums offer industry opportunities to partner with and mentor future industry leaders—and receive a deliverable return.

As a practicum sponsor, your and your organization guide Master of Engineering Management students through a semester-long project at the intersection of engineering and business. Students will hone team-based skills and gain valuable real-world project experience while working toward a deliverable.

Projects types include:

  • Market Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Planning
  • Strategy Development
  • System-Model Development
  • Implementation
  • Tech Development


Joseph Holmes

Industry Fellowships

Industry-supported fellowships provide relevant work experience and financial assistance to the student—while the company gains.

Employers receive access to Duke Engineering, the Duke Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program, and a chance to recruit the best and brightest in the program.


Susan Brien

Seminars and Workshops

Weekly Seminars are facilitated by top industry leaders, experienced business managers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and small-business owners who expose Duke Engineering Management students to different aspects of business and industry.

Our unique Workshop Series brings in experts who introduce students to business skills not covered in traditional courses. Topics are selected through input from industry, program administrators, and students. Topics have included teamwork, negotiation, business etiquette, communication, and leadership.


Susan Brien

Full-Time Employment

Graduates of Duke's MEM Program can quickly contribute to your organization with valuable communication, teamwork, and leadership skills—coupled with a strong engineering or science foundation.

By considering business issues and technical issues in their decision-making, Duke graduates can assume greater responsibilities and assignments and requiring less management time and training.


Susan Brien

Duke Engineering Management Advisory Board

Steven Baumberger
Senior Vice President, Operations

Robert Coyle
SVP, Pharma & Healthcare Strategy
Kuehne + Nagel

Ana de Matos E’09
Senior Manager

Giraldo Gutierrez
Client Partner Director

Tony Jeffs
Director of Engineering

Charelle Lewis, MEM'08
VP, Genomics IT
LGC Group

Adriana Pérez, MEM'11
Director, Multi Projects Group

Tom Ribble, MEM'01
AvidXchange, Inc
Director, Product Marketing Operations

Andy Rindos
Head, RTP Center for Advanced Studies

Will Senner
Vice President of Preconstruction

Marty Trivette, MEM'05
SVP Energy Solutions

Graeme Waitzkin, P’01, MEM’02

Sai Sarat Yagnyamurthy, MEM'06
Head of Partnerships
Ford Motor Company

Scott Zufall
Director, Research and Development, Medical Division
Stryker Instruments