Degree Requirements: M.S. ETM

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Degree Requirements: M.S. Engineering & Technology Management

The MS degree in Engineering and Technology Management involves 30 credit hours of course work. There is a set of core courses required of all students in the ETM program. Each student then can tailor his or her studies by selecting an area of focus or by completing courses in any focus group.

Non-Thesis Option Course work
15 credits (5 classes) of core courses
15 credits (5 classes) courses in the areas of focus listed below

Thesis Option Course work
15 credits (5 classes) of core courses
9 credits (3 classes) courses in the areas of focus listed below
6 thesis research credits

Additional Co-curriculum Requirements
All thesis and non-thesis ETM students have four additional degree requirements:

1. Leadership and Team Building Ropes Course: All ETM students participate in a one-day off-campus leadership and team building retreat in their first fall semester of study. This program focuses on developing team and leadership skills through a program of rope exercises.

2. Communications Seminar: All ETM students are required to attend a two-day communications seminar in their first fall semester of study. The seminar provides students with a comprehensive approach to good quality communication skills, including presentation proficiency, organizational skills, professional writing skills, meeting management, as well as other professional communication abilities. The communications seminar is designed to better prepare students for the ETM learning experience, as well as their careers in industry.

3. Economic Evaluation Seminar: All ETM students must attend an economic evaluation workshop, which provides an overview of engineering economics and the criteria used to evaluate investment decisions in technology-based industries.

4. Executive-in-Residence Program: Each spring we invite a senior industry executive to conduct a series of seminars related to leadership and strategy in the engineering and technology sectors. These seminars provide insights and knowledge to graduate students preparing for positions in industry. The Executive-in-Residence actively engages with students in a variety of ways including personal mentoring, small group meetings, and career planning. For detailed information, click here.

Undergraduate degree, preferably a Bachelor of Science in engineering or applied science.

Curriculum:  MS ETM
Core Courses (15 credits)

EBGN525 Business Analytics
EBGN540 Accounting & Corporate Finance
EBGN553 Project Management
EBGN563 Management of Technology
EBGN585 ETM Capstone (take in final semester)

Areas of Focus Courses (15 credits non-thesis or 9 credits thesis)
Students can tailor their studies by selecting any selection of five ETM electives from the following list. The available electives are shown in two categories of focus, but ETM students can choose from both categories (List A and B).

List A: Engineering Management and Analytic Methods
EBGN526 Stochastic Modeling
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation*
EBGN555 Linear Programming
EBGN559 Supply Chain Management* 
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
EBGN590 Econometrics

List B: Technology Management and Innovation
EBGN515 Economics and Decision Making
EBGN566 Technology Entrepreneurship
EBGN567 Business Law and Ethics
EBGN572 International Business Strategy
EBGN576 Managing and Marketing New Products
EBGN598 Special Topics in Economics and Business

* Not offered every year

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