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Graduate Programs in Engineering Management, Systems & Technology

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Our program will enhance your technical expertise while developing your management skills. You'll learn foundational concepts that will help you quantify uncertainty, make investment and financial decisions, and manage a variety of engineering projects.  You will practice applying tools and techniques through project based course work which will prepare you to effectively address problems you'll face on the job.

The Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology currently offers two graduate degrees:

  • The Master of Science program in Engineering Management (ENM) prepares engineers to be effective leaders and managers.  Courses in this program provide students with the educational foundation necessary to plan, design, optimize, and direct complex programs, processes, and systems - and manage the teams that make them work.
  • The Master of Science program in Management Science (MSC) provides students with a broad disciplinary approach to problem solving and decision making within organizations.  The course work in this program focuses on the use of systems engineering tools to design, integrate, and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

Both the Engineering Management and Management Science degrees require 30 credit hours of course work.

Interested students, particularly those students aspiring toward an eventual doctorate, may elect to work on a faculty-mentored research project that will lead to the completion of a thesis.

You don't have to interrupt your career to earn a master's degree in our programs. We offer innovative distance learning that brings the classroom to you. Our convenient classes — in a traditional classroom setting and in a simultaneously online environment — enable you to move forward professionally while completing a degree in as little as two years. Our simulcast courses are offered fall, spring and summer semesters during lunchtime, late afternoon or evening and are recorded, so you have the convenience to playback classroom sessions.


EMST Certificates

The Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology offers a variety of graduate certificates that recognize academic accomplishments in a cluster of related graduate courses.

These certificates can be either be free-standing or awarded concurrently with an associated graduate degree.  All courses earn graduate credit that can be applied to a master's degree in engineering management or management science.

More information on our certificate offerings can be found here:


Areas of Faculty Research

Engineering Management Faculty Research
  • Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering
  • Engineering Education
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Lean Six-Sigma
  • Diversity and Leadership
  • Operations Research Analysis
  • Reliability & Maintainability
  • Statistical Modeling and Experimental Design
  • Systems Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management

Engineering Management, Systems and Technology, Dr. Sandy Furterer, Department Chair

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0249

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