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The Duke Difference: Engineering Management

What is Engineering Management?

Engineers and scientists with business training have an advantage.

Engineering Management integrates technical skills with business training to create the well-equipped leaders that organizations need to solve complex problems. Duke University is a premier provider of engineering management education.

Duke's Engineering Management program is four graduate technical courses you choose, proven business and management courses for tech leaders, and an internship. This master's degree can be completed in one year.

Duke is for you, if you are:

  • A person with a science or engineering background
  • Interested in gaining new business, product management, and entrepreneurial skills
  • Focused on a leadership career

Duke Engineering Management: Flexible and Customizable

Customize your degree to match your career goals

Duke offers elective tracks aimed at in-demand skill-sets:

  • Customer Experience and Product Design
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Product Management
  • Technology Development
  • Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
  • Or, build your elective track

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Faculty with Deep Experience

The Duke Engineering Management faculty includes executives-in-residence and instructors from Duke's highly-regarded professional schools of engineering, law and business.

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Great Outcomes for Duke Graduates

Nearly 9 out of 10 graduates are at work or onto further education within six months of graduation

Duke Engineering management students have access to dedicated services and support—including career services and professional development. Our Master of Engineering Management grads make up a global alumni network spanning multinational companies, small businesses and exciting startups.

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A Great Location, plus Online Options

Duke is in a vibrant, growing region known for innovation

Our Duke MEM Campus students live and study in North Carolina's Research Triangle Region:

  • Consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States
  • Home to Research Triangle Park, which hosts more than 140 major high-tech companies
  • A cost of living far less than in New York City, Boston or California

We also offer Duke MEM Online. Through innovative and immersive virtual learning, our online students:

  • Learn from the same faculty and earn the same degree as on-campus students
  • Come to Duke three times for week-long, in-person residencies
  • Build strong professional relationships with peers and Duke faculty

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How Engineering Management Compares

 

Duke Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science (MS) or PhD

Curriculum

Technical electives and courses in:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Law

Plus a seminar series and an internship

Economics, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, and international business

Technical courses, plus research; traditionally a thesis paper or major research project

Undergraduate Education

Any engineering or science degree

Depending on the program

Matched to a specific discipline

Duration 

Traditionally, 2 years

Depending on the program

Work Experience

Designed for the earliest career stage—usually fewer than five years' experience

Years of work experience required

Depending on the program

Student Career Goals

Leadership in a technology-focused organization

Management

Research career

Duke is a leader in creating educational programs in emerging fields

The Duke Master of Engineering Management program is a part of Duke Engineering's Institute for Enterprise Engineering, which provides high-impact professional education to meet fast-evolving industry needs. These programs draw on Duke Engineering’s research and educational strengths in:

    • Computing Fundamentals
    • AI and Machine Learning
    • Cybersecurity
    • FinTech, including Blockchain
    • Engineering Management

Learning opportunities are offered online and on-campus and include degree programs, graduate certificates, online credentials and short courses. 

We give working professionals and industry partners powerful tools to improve organizational performance and accelerate product innovation.

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Founding Member

Duke is a founding member of MEMPC—a small group of highly recognized, graduate-level programs in engineering management.